Cops, AG meet to discuss fate of 3 hot cases today

Police have been investigating separate criminal allegations involving Mohamed Azmin Ali, Anwar Ibrahim and Najib Razak.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will meet Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today to discuss three criminal cases involving politicians, said Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed.

He said the cases include a report on the authenticity of the gay sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, the sexual assault allegations against PKR chief Anwar Ibrahim, and fresh claims of murder against Najib Razak in a statutory declaration issued by murder convict Azilah Hadri.

Police had sought the services of an expert from the United States to verify the authenticity of the video implicating Azmin which surfaced last June.

Speaking to reporters after a ceremony held to honour the country’s SEA Games athletes at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, Huzir said that the police had received a report of the analysis last year.

He said the police and the attorney-general would also be discussing the polygraph result of Anwar’s former aide Yusoff Rawther who alleged that he was sexually assaulted by the PKR president.

Meanwhile, Azilah made a statutory declaration last month claiming that he was ordered by Najib to kill Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006.

“Officers from the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit and the AG will be meeting this evening to discuss these three cases.

“We received the report (from the US) at the end of last year and the investigating papers are now with the AG. The AG and the police will hold a joint press conference soon,” he added.

Commenting on the police’s action to get a court order to stop a congress by Chinese educationist group Dong Zong last month, Huzir said it was unfair to accuse the police of favouritism just because the Malay Dignity Congress in October had no such restrictions.

It was reported that certain parties had threatened to cause violence at the Dong Zong congress, pushing police to get a court order to halt the meeting one day before it was due to be held.

“The IGP himself had released a statement saying that the police had no intention of stopping any parties from exercising their right to hold a congress,” said Huzir.

“However, we had to act to ensure public safety and order, which is why we applied to get the court order and block the Dong Zong congress.

“We do not want a small provocation to lead to bigger problems.”