IGP: Malaysian cops to send team for Justo interview within two weeks
(Malay Mail Online) – A team from Bukit Aman will head to Thailand in the next week or two to interview Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo over his claim of having met with Malaysian opposition politicians to sell classified information, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said today.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) explained that the inquiry was delayed due to the recent ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur but since its completion last week, the police now have the resources to deploy a team.
“They are ready to receive us so inshaallah (God-willing). We’ve been busy with ASEAN Summit and unable to send a team but in this week or next week we’ll send a team,” he said following the inspectors training graduation ceremony at the Malaysian Police Training Center here today.
He added that the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) would also take any evidence available in relation to Justo’s case.
“The Thai authorities already told us that we can send a team to interview Xavier Justo and also to take the evidence available there,” he added.
The 49-year-old was arrested by the Thai police on June 22 after PetroSaudi International lodged a police report that he had blackmailed the company, which had established a joint venture with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Justo was sentenced to three years in jail on August 17 after pleading guilty to blackmailing his former employer.
A month later, Khalid was reported as saying that the police team to probe the case of Justo will focus on an attempt by “certain individuals or parties” to topple the government through undemocratic means.