Home ministry: Up to MACC to call IGP on alleged links with Gopi


KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry says it is up to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) whether to call the inspector-general of police to testify if he had contact with a criminal from Melaka who is currently under arrest.

“It is at the discretion of MACC,” the ministry said in a written reply today.

It added that it would not comment on the matter as the issue is being probed by MACC.

The ministry was replying to Hanipa Maidin (Amanah-Sepang) who was seeking an explanation as to why there was no action taken against Khalid Abu Bakar, who had admitted in June that he and his family knew Gopinathan Krishnan, the top suspect arrested in May as the key “intermediary” in a major police protection racket for vice activities in Melaka.

The report was highlighted by whistleblower site Sarawak Report, which said it was in possession of documents from sources indicating that Gopinathan was in direct telephone contact with Khalid.

The site said Gopinathan had contacted Khalid’s brother-in-law, Mohd Isa Hussin, who allegedly runs Nilai Arms, a business selling firearms and accessories. It was previously revealed that Khalid’s daughter holds a majority share in this venture.

Khalid had said those who know him and his family but are involved in illegal activities, will have to answer to the law.