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My unfinished matters with the police force

Lim Lip Eng
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MP SPEAKS | I have some unfinished matters with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to be resolved before the Criminal Investigation Department director, Commissioner Wan Ahmad Najimuddin, retires in March and Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun retires in May.

Before the fall of the old, corrupt BN regime in May last year, the nation was aghast by the undignified drama where the Australian federal police had frozen more than A$320,000 (RM971,800) in Wan Ahmad’s Australian bank account.

The money was deposited in 50 cash transactions across five states in Australia, under A$10,000 - the threshold which would have red-flagged the account. The real drama was when Wan Ahmad did not want to retrieve the money because, according to Mohamad Fuzi, the procedure would cost a lot of money as the case was in Australia.

Soon after the revelation, I disclosed to the media that a police station chief, not a chief in Bukit Aman police headquarters but a mere police station chief in Kuala Lumpur, was able to send his children abroad to study. An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) - the typical rank of an officer in charge of a police station - earns between RM2,406.90 and RM6,087.70 a month.

I wanted that police station chief to be investigated as his wages are, in a normal manner, not sufficient to pay the education fees. As expected, the matter was not pursued by the authorities under the BN administration.

Carjacking of the Lamborghini Gallardo

A few years ago, a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar was carjacked in Puchong. The driver, who is a relative of the car owner and who had consent to drive the car, made a police report with the Serdang district police.

The events that followed were bizarre, to say the least. First, the two suspects arrested by the police with the stolen vehicle, one bearing the title “Datuk”, were set free. Then, the driver (the victim) of the supercar when it was carjacked was detained and charged in the criminal court for allegedly making a false police report over the carjacking incident.

Finally, the victim was discharged not amounting to an acquittal by the court in February 2018 because not a single prosecution witness, from the police to the complainant of the alleged crime, appeared in court after more than four hearing dates were set.

I was the victim’s lawyer and I had filed numerous complaints against the Serdang district police over this false criminal charge. Until today, no one has been charged for the carjacking and the Lamborghini owner is unable to sell the car because technically, the matter is not over.

Now, I demand that the attorney-general, the MACC, Bank Negara, PDRM and Mohamad Fuzi, before his retirement, explain to the rakyat of the new Malaysia under the Pakatan Harapan government where justice lies in these three cases.

LIM LIP ENG is the Member of Parliament for Kepong and a member of Parliamentary Special Select Committees on Defence and Home Affairs.

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

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