Look into disappearances and murders, MP tells IGP

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.

PETALING JAYA: Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng today urged new Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador to look into those responsible for the murders and disappearances of several prominent people.

He urged the IGP to probe and identify the masterminds behind the murders of Altantuya Shaariibuu, Teoh Beng Hock, Hussain Najadi, Kevin Morais and the enforced disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

Lim said several other people, namely Joshua and Ruth Hilmy, have also disappeared without any trace of their whereabouts since November 2006.

In his open letter to Hamid, Lim said his two-year contract as the IGP was short “if compared to the decades of damage done to our enforcement system by the former administration under Barisan Nasional, which was labelled by the US Justice Department as ‘a kleptocracy at its worst’”.

He urged Hamid to make full use of his term to uphold justice without fear or favour for the sake of the country and generations of Malaysians to come.

He praised Hamid as “the only top cop” who dared to openly challenge the previous administration over the 1MDB scandal when the rest of his peers in Bukit Aman either chose to remain silent or chided him for speaking out.

“The first statement you made after becoming the IGP yesterday was to support the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), an initiative that your predecessors had failed to do.

“I suggest that you report those ranking police officers who are vehemently opposing the IPCMC and your appointment as their new police chief to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) so that a thorough investigation can be carried out to see if their lifestyles and assets fit their personal and household incomes.

“There must be a reason why they fear having the IPCMC set up as they do have a reason to be afraid that they will be subject to any investigation by the IPCMC.”