Umno man Khairuddin Abu Hassan has blasted inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar ( photo ) for inaction on police reports lodged against the country's top leader and instead choosing to go after former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Khairuddin said this in reference to his police reports implicating Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, their son Riza Aziz and billionaire friend Jho Low in the 1MDB scan dal.
"Have police called them up for investigations? If not, why?
"If Khalid wants to call in Mahathir for simply joining Bersih 4, why were Najib, Rosmah, Riza and Jho Low not called in too? Are they special?" he asked in a Facebook posting last night.
Khairuddin, who was former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief, slammed what he described as police double standards.
He added the 1MDB scandal was already apparent but police appear to have misplaced priorities.
"Matters that should be given priority are not investigated while matters that need not be investigated are invented for investigations.
"In the end, the police force would be embarrassed," he said, warning that the Malaysian police force may end up becoming a laughing stock.
Interpol snub an example
He used the example of police issuing an arrest warrant against UK-based Sarawak Report editor-in-chief Clare Rewcastle-Brown but later being snubbed by Interpol in seeking her extradition.
Rewcastle-Brown ( photo ) had doggedly covered the allegations of misappropriation in 1MDB and the deposits of RM2.6 billion into Najib's personal bank accounts.
Yesterday, Khalid announced that police will record Mahathir's statement over his alleged anti-government remarks at the Bersih 4 rally last weekend.
Khairuddin, a Mahathir supporter, was among the first Umno leaders who broke ranks with the government over 1MDB. He was subsequently sacked from his post.