Ex-cop must lodge police report on Gani, says Abu Talib

V. Anbalagan, TMI

A former police detective will not see any investigation into his allegations of wrongdoings by the Attorney General unless a police report is lodged, a former top government lawyer said when commenting on the explosive claims.

Former AG Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman said that retired Kuala Lumpur CID director Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim must lodge a police report if he has evidence of criminal wrongdoings by Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (pic, left).

“He was a senior police officer and must have evidence against Gani (the current AG) before making a report and stand by what he alleges.

“I am saying this not in support of Gani but to protect the public office of the AG,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He was responding to Mat Zain’s insistence that police could investigate Gani based on the contents of his statutory declaration (SD) without lodging a police report.

Mat Zain drew attention to Sections 107 and 107A of the Criminal Procedure Code related to information given to the police and their powers to investigate.

He refused to comment further but said “more will be revealed in due time”.