Ronnie Liu: I can be framed

(The Star) – Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu has expressed fears that a visitor’s logbook taken from his office by police on Monday can be used to “frame him.”

He alleged that the two Bukit Aman police officers, who seized the logbook as part of investigations into alleged links with underworld figures, could tamper with the information.

“More than a hundred names, identity card numbers, addresses and handphone numbers are recorded in the logbook.

“Now that this information is in the hands of the police, they can tamper with it or even add names to the list to frame me,” he said.

Liu said it was wrong of the officers to take the original visitor’s logbook as his office was willing to give copies.

“No one takes the original logbook. Now, I have sleepless nights as the police can be desperate by adding in Eva Longoria or Jackie Chan’s name into the logbook,” said Liu.

He added that he had instructed his personal assistant Daniel Chong to get the police to return the logbook.

“I want the police to return the original logbook by this evening as it can be open to abuse,” Liu told reporters at the state secretariat building here yesterday.

On Monday, Commercial Crimes Investigations officer Supt Mohamed Osman had recorded the statement of state exco member Ean Yong Hian Wah’s clerk Norazah Ismail while Cyber Multimedia Unit investigations officer Azizi Halim recorded the statement of Liu’s clerk Siti Fairous Shohaime.

It was believed that the police had taken the logbook from Liu’s office at 3.30pm. Liu said he was not at his office on Monday as he was in Permatang Pasir in Penang.

“The ongoing police investigation for links with underworld figures is rubbish and created to smear me.

“Now, we want the police to provide the name of the person who lodged a report on this issue because we want to know what warrants them to record statements from our clerks,” he said.

Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong, who is from PKR, had recently lodged a police report against an exco member, alleging that the office was being used as a meeting point for the underworld.