KUALA LUMPUR: The police report lodged by an Umno Youth leader against the country’s two former top government civil servants as well as the outgoing chief of the anti-graft agency, was not made on behalf of the party.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also party president, said the youth wing’s vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun lodged the report of his own volition.
“Everyone has the right (to lodge a report), if he thinks he has information which should be investigated by the police,” he told reporters after chairing the Umno Supreme Council meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.
Najib added that the party’s supreme council did not have the power to force any party member to lodge a report.
“It’s entirely up to him (Khairul).”
Khairul earlier this week lodged a police report against former Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz; former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail; and outgoing chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Abu Kassim Mohamed.
In the report lodged at the Dang Wangi police headquarters, Khairul said he had reason to believe that the trio had on their own, or jointly, taken part in a conspiracy to topple Najib and the Malaysian Government.
The methods the three had allegedly used, he added, included providing confidential information to US agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
According to Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, Khairul’s statement was recorded this morning, and investigations on the matter were proceeding.