IGP Khalid Abu Bakar stating that the action against MACC was taken as there was a need to find how a copy of a charge sheet could be uploaded into the Sarawak Report portal has drawn DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang’s attention.
“Does this mean that the draft charge sheet against Premier Najib Abdul Razak for the offence of corruption is not false or a figment of the imagination?” he wondered in a statement yesterday.
He added that new Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali ( photo ) had in the first instance dismissed the draft charge sheet as false, and if so, this should have been the end of the story.
“When the police arrested and interrogated MACC officers did it mean that there was in fact such a draft corruption charge sheet against Najib on the premises of MACC?
“The IGP, the attorney-general and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi must fully explain to the people whether if there was in fact such a draft charge sheet and that if it had been leaked to the social media in violation of the Official Secrets Act.”
If true, why deny it?
Lim also asked if there was indeed such a draft, then why did the attorney-general deny its existence.
He added for nine days, Malaysians and the world saw the police and the MACC on a war footing with each other and called for a full, independent and comprehensive inquiry even in the form of a royal commission or a parliamentary inquiry into the matter.
“Khalid should explain why several MACC officers were being investigated under Section 124B of the Penal Code, which concerns ‘activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy,’” he declared.
Lim said the first step for the restoration of good Police-MACC relations was for the immediate transfer of the MACC director (Special Operations) Bahri Mohamad Zin and strategic communications director Rohaizad Yaakob the Prime Minister’s Office tomorrow to be rescinded immediately.
“Can the prime minister and the deputy prime minister ensure that both Bahri and Rohaizad do not have to report to the Prime Minister’s Office and can return immediately to MACC?” he queried.