Police deny illegal espionage

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PETALING JAYA: The Special Branch (SB) is not involved in illegal espionage, the head of the police intelligence unit, Mohamad Fuzi Harun, maintained today.

Malay Mail Online reported today that Fuzi said SB operated according to the recommendations of the 2005 Royal Commission of Inquiry, which suggested the branch limit operations to national security.

“Naysayers can say all they want, but my duty is to protect my country, according to the law.

“What we all care about is the security of our country and all my officers will perform whatever tasks given to us,” he told the news portal.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had sought an audience with Tengku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibrahim last week after the crown prince alleged his movements and those of the Johor Sultan were being monitored, and his telephone had been bugged.

Later, Khalid said it was all a result of a “misunderstanding” which had been cleared up.