KUALA LUMPUR: DAP lawmaker Teo Nie Ching has been ticked off by Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar for politicising the work of his police force.
Speaking to reporters after the Bukit Aman police headquarters monthly assembly today, Khalid commented on Teo’s recent allegation of police inaction against Gerakan Merah leader Mohd Ali Baharom despite the threats he issued against Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah.
Khalid however said the police were in fact already questioning Ali, better known as Ali Tinju, under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.
He added that the police were also investigating Chin under Section 124c of the Penal Code for involvement in activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy in relation to the Bersih 5 rally she was planning for November.
Apart from these two individuals, the police have opened investigations into Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi of the DAP over his recent tweet on PAS spiritual leader Haron Din’s passing, said Khalid.
“Why doesn’t Teo ask me to arrest Chin and Ooi? Why only ask me to arrest Ali?”
Khalid warned all parties against politicising the work of the police, adding that the police were just doing their job in investigating all reports they received.
“Don’t try to incite the people to think that the police are not impartial.”
He warned Teo, the MP for Kulai, against issuing statements that would rile the people up.
Last week, Ali Tinju issued a warning to Chin after the latter confirmed that the Bersih 5 rally would take place on Nov 19.
He had threatened to “ambush” Chin soon, and said she should watch her back as she may no longer “walk on this earth.”
Ali Tinju’s threats drew flak from Opposition leaders, including Ramkarpal Singh of the DAP and Zuraida Kamaruddin of PKR.