Malaysian police chief says not interfering with anti-graft unit's investigation

Malaysian national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar during a press conference on May 25, 2015.
Malaysian national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar during a press conference on May 25, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police are only doing their duty, and are not acting according to pressure or instructions from any party, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector-General of Police issued a statement ON Thursday to counter claims that recent police action were made upon orders from certain quarters to disrupt Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations.

It was also intended to clarify the calling up of the commission's officers, as well as the seizure of documents and equipment pertaining the investigation on the leakage of official Government information and banking documents.

"PDRM is clear on the direction of our investigation on the case, where official Government and banking documents were leaked and manipulated by certain parties to upset the stability of the country," said Khalid.

The results of the investigation will be presented to the Attorney-General for further instructions.

"The public must understand that each Government agency has its own duty and responsibility in an investigation. However, it is still in line with the original purpose, which is to find the truth," he added.

Based on this, said Khalid, the police are not "disturbing or interfering" with MACC's responsibilities, nor acting in any way that can threaten the working relationship between the agencies involved.

He also reminded all parties to not issue any statements that could be viewed as menangguk air di keruh (taking advantage of a troubled situation).

"Give the agencies the space and opportunity to carry out their duties without interference from any parties that have their own interests or hidden agendas," said Khalid.