‘Cops not delaying probe into Umno man’s firm’

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Department chief Syed Ismail Syed Azizan says his officers are still gathering evidence.

G Vinod, FMT

The police have shot down the accusation of dragging their feet with regard to the probe on Doxport Technologies Sdn Bhd.

Speaking to FMT, Federal Commercial Crimes Department chief Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said his officers are still scrutinising evidence and recording statements.

“We passed the investigation papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers some time ago but we were told to get further details,” he said.

Recently, PKR women’s chief Zuraida Kamaruddin questioned the delay.

Doxport Technologies, headed by former Umno treasurer Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi, is alleged to have cheated 60 British investors of RM12.8 million in 2008.

One of the victims lodged a police report in 2011. Subsequently, several other investors lodged complaints with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MACC) and the Company Commissions Malaysia (CCM).

Syed Ismail said that there are several reasons why the investigation is taking time, among them is due to the nature of commercial crime cases.

“We need to scrutinise every single document thoroughly and refer them to witnesses.

“Besides, the complainant lives overseas. At some point, we needed additional details from the individual and it took some time for the complainant to get back to us,” he said, adding that the investigating officer is also busy with other cases.

On claims that the police have only recorded statements from one person to date, Syed Ismail replied: “I don’t want to be drawn into these accusations but rest assured that we are still gathering evidence on the matter.”