Those who leaked TH info to be probed under OSA


(Bernama) – Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said today that those who leaked information on the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH)-1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) deal are likely to investigated under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

Khalid said this when asked about a police report lodged in connection with the information leak at the TH Board management division.

TH chief executive officer Johan Abdullah had lodged a police report over the leak of confidential documents on the proposal to buy land belonging to 1MDB.

Yesterday, Johan via a media statement, denied purchasing the Signature Tower (Phase 2) at the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial centre as was reported in a blog.

He had said the information leak through a proposal paper could not be used as evidence that the investment was confirmed.

“The case was likely to be investigated under the Official Secrets Act,” Khalid said at a media conference after launching the Integrity and Compliance Standard (JIPS) director handing-over-of-duties ceremony at Bukit Aman senior officers mess here today.

He also said police had received over 100 reports involving violent incidents that occurred throughout the polling process of the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election in Penang yesterday.

He added that the action of these irresponsible individuals showed that they were uncivilised.

“I think the people in this country are already matured and such incidents should not have happened. They made provocations against the authorities, fought among their own party supporters and destroyed government property,” he said.