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Patriot urges cops to state probe status against CIA letter author

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Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has urged authorities to clarify the status of its report lodged against former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) chief Hasanah Abdul Hamid over her letter to the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Mohamed Arshad Raji, the president of the veterans association, said police should also state whether they have grounds to arrest Hasanah over her allegedly "treasonous" letter.

"We were told that Hasanah has resigned from her post and her whereabouts are unknown.

"The question that needs to be answered by the investigating authority now is why hasn’t Hasanah been arrested over the letter that we deem treacherous and treasonous.

"Does the investigating authority feel that the content of her letter isn’t serious enough to warrant her arrest?" he asked in a statement today.

Arshad pointed out that the police have kept silent on the status of Patriot's report, despite issuing updates on the report lodged by Hasanah.

"The inspector-general of police has stated that the investigation on the police report made by Hasanah herself is completed and has been submitted to the Attorney-General’s office," he said.

The letter reportedly signed by Hasanah was sent by MEIO, the Research Division in the Prime Minister's Department, five days before the May 9 general election.

It was to appeal for the US to support the administration of Najib Abdul Razak, even if BN won with a simple majority or by a single seat.

The former prime minister has denied knowing about the letter.

Another case

Arshad also reiterated that the country's director of military intelligence was also alleged to be involved in supporting Najib during the 14th general election period.

"We demanded his resignation should the allegation be true, but as of today, we were told that he is still holding on to his post.

"He has not denied all the allegations made against him. Neither was there an investigation to establish the truth or otherwise conducted against him," he said.

Arshad called again for the chief of the Armed Forces to conduct an investigation into the role played by the military intelligence director to determine the veracity of the allegations.

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