Cops record statements from 3 judges over judicial misconduct allegation

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun says police will submit their report to prosecutors once they complete their probe. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said police have recorded statements from three judges over the allegations of judicial misconduct.

“We have expedited the process of recording their statements,” he told reporters when met at the Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre.

Fuzi said statements had been taken from three judges and Federal Court chief registrar Latifah Mohd Tahar.

“We will prepare the report and submit it to the prosecutors.”

On Feb 20, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into the claims of Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer about judicial misconduct.

Last month, Hamid, in a 65-page affidavit, alleged judicial misconduct involving judges. He submitted the affidavit in support of lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo who is seeking a declaration that the chief justice had failed to defend judicial integrity in two cases, including that of her father the late Karpal Singh.

Hamid had earlier said he would only give his statement to an RCI.

No suspects yet on detained teen’s assault claim

Meanwhile, Fuzi said no suspects had been detained in the case of the accused teen who is in a lockup over the suspected murder of Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code after police received reports from the public on the matter.

Yesterday, the teen’s lawyer claimed his client, who is Nazrin’s stepson, was physically and sexually assaulted in the lockup in Sentul.

North Korean Embassy vandalism

Fuzi also told reporters that investigations into four men believed to have vandalised the walls outside the North Korean Embassy in Bukit Damansara was ongoing.

“As of now, there is no indication whether this (vandalism) is related to the Kim Jong Nam murder, but we are investigating from all angles,” he said.

The vandalism happened on the same day the Shah Alam High Court discharged Indonesian Siti Aisyah without acquitting her of the murder of Kim.