Probe into document leak

(NST) – POLICE are investigating how classified investigation documents involving Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Azmin Ali’s alleged corruption made its way into the public domain.

The documents, which are covered by Official Secrets Act, were made available in the website belonging to blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said they have received report lodged by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the matter, which is covered under the Official Secrets Act, and are scrutinising the case.

He declined to elaborate on the investigations process as it was still at its initial stage.

On Tuesday, RPK published an article on his blog Malaysia Today, titled MACC ‘Deep Throat’ Comes Out of the Closet — which included more than 15 government documents on MACC’s, then known as Anti Corruption Agency (ACA), investigations into Azmin’s lavish lifestyle 17 years ago.

At the time of the investigations, Azmin was the private secretary of the then deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

RPK had also included a statement from a source, whom he claimed as a retired ACA officer, saying that the agency had enough evidence to prosecute Azmin.

The article alleged the agency had to bury the corruption case involving millions of ringgit following an instruction from Anwar.

Meanwhile, on allegations that a Radio Free Sarawak deejay Peter John Jaban was kidnapped in Miri, Sarawak several days ago, Ismail said he had instructed the state police commissioner to look into the matter.

“As of 1pm today (Friday), there was no police report lodged on the alleged kidnapping. As far as I’m concerned, this is not true and is a wild allegation.

“I have ordered Sarawak police commissioner (Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani) to find out how the allegation came about,” said Ismail, who was responding to reporters’ questions over allegations on social media sites and online media that Peter was kidnapped by police.

“Nowadays, there are a lot of baseless allegations being spread on the social media network.

“Such allegations are unhealthy towards our country’s development and I hope the public would be smart in evaluating before believing them.”

The allegations went viral on blogs and Twitter, claiming that Peter was kidnapped en route to Miri town from Miri Airport, as he was very vocal against the Barisan Nasional state government and chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.