Malaysiakini Letter

IGP must stop Hishammuddin immediately

Puthan Perumal
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LETTER | I was perplexed to read in the news that the inspector-general of police has welcomed former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein's offer to go to China to locate the infamous Jho Low.

There are so many things wrong with this proposition.

Firstly, it must be remembered that the emergence of Jho Low would mean him spilling the beans on who was involved in the 1MDB scandal.

We do not know who else had knowledge of this scandal and allowed it to happen.

Secondly, all those involved in the 1MDB scandal would, of course, prefer if Jho Low did not emerge at all.

Some, in fact, would prefer if he just went away - for good. That would leave room for some doubt, you see.

Thirdly, how can the IGP allow a former fellow cabinet member of the now accused former prime minister to meet Jho Low who in all likelihood fears for his life?

Fourthly, the former defence minister was at all material times of the view that Najib Abdul Razak had done nothing wrong.

I would have thought that the IGP would have restrained Hishammuddin Hussein on the grounds of possible interference in ongoing investigations and perhaps even interference with a possible witness.

Instead, it would seem the IGP is agreeing to send a former cabinet member who had knowledge of 1MDB to meet the very person who would spill the beans on 1MDB.

Tracking Jho Low is a job for the authorities be they from Malaysia or otherwise.

Definitely not that of an individual who was in the cabinet with the very person who is now charged for the 1MDB scandal.

If I were involved in the 1MDB scandal and I was part of the previous administration and I literally sanctioned it, I would not want Jho Low to be discovered.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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