Nazri: No probe into ‘copgate’

Home Minister rejected the setting up of an inquiry due to ‘lack of evidence’, says Minister in PM’s Department.

Anisah Shukry, FMT

The government has not initiated any investigation against former IGP Musa Hasan’s alleged links to Johor underworld figures, Parliament was told today.

Minister in the PM’s Department, Nazri Abdul Aziz, in a written reply to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, said that Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein had rejected the setting up of an inquiry due to “lack of evidence”.

This is despite the fact that Hishammuddin having admitted to receiving a 2007 letter from former Commercial Crime Investigation Department Chief Ramli Yusuff’s lawyer.

The letter from Ramli allegedly detailed the actions leading to the exposure of the identity of police informants who had helped in the arrest of Goh Cheng Poh and BK Tan.

Nazri also said that as no police report had been lodged over the matter, the authorities had not initiated any investigations since the issue first surfaced six months ago.

“No police report was lodged over the exposé by Ramli Yusuff regarding the former IGP’s links with these two underword figures whilst he was in service with the PDRM,” he said.

“As such, no investigations have been made by the police over the issue.”

Nazri said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) had also not received a single complaint over the matter.

But he added that the authorities would investigate if any police reports or complaints were made in the future.

Local online media reported in March that several police informants had allegedly been forced to implicate six police officers probing the case of Goh Cheng Poh, also known as ‘Tengku Goh’.

It is also claimed that AG Abdul Gani Patail, then police chief Musa Hassan and Tengku Goh were behind the move which lead to Goh’s release from his restricted residence in Kelantan.