Chief of Malaysia's crime watchdog says he's being targeted after being questioned during 'proximity' raid

Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan (pictured) believes that certain quarters were attempting to tarnish his reputation by using dirty tactics.
Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan (pictured) believes that certain quarters were attempting to tarnish his reputation by using dirty tactics.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The chairman of Malaysia's crime watchdog R. Sri Sanjeevan believes that certain quarters were attempting to tarnish his reputation by using dirty tactics.

"Fighting crime here is a crime," was the bold tagline of a post on his Facebook page on Saturday (June 11). "First it was Prevention of Crime Act (Poca), now it is khalwat (proximity). I won't be surprised if tomorrow it is liwat (sodomy).

"In Malaysia, the most common ways to tarnish a person's reputation is to link them to corruption, crime and sexual acts," the MyWatch chairman said in the post.

 

Datuk Sanjeevan was referring to his recent run in with the authorities during a khalwat raid jointly organised by the Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department and Bukit Aman's Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) on Friday.

He and a female police inspector were questioned during the raid at a luxury hotel in Seremban, where they had stayed in connecting rooms.

However, there were no arrests as there was no indication of wrongdoing as both were found fully clothed in their separate rooms.

On Thursday, Mr Sanjeevan had stated, in another Facebook post, that he would stand his ground and not flee amid speculation that he would be detained under Poca.

Earlier last week, Mr Sanjeevan had been warned by an unknown source that he could be detained by the authorities over his expose of an alleged spa he claimed was operating as a vice den near the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.