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Thursday September 5, 2013 MYT 4:48:54 PM
by stephanie lee
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
KOTA KINABALU: The Home Ministry has identified politicians who are members of secret societies and are keeping a close watch on them.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the individuals identified were members of certain political parties but he did not name the parties.
Ahmad Zahid was commenting on a recent disclosure by former Bukit Aman CID director Tan Sri Zaman Khan Rahim Khan that a former convict, who was a triad chief, was now a low-ranking leader of a political party in Penang.
"If those politicians are former members of secret societies, they might have already repented and it would not be fair to associate them with those societies again.
"But we are monitoring them and if investigations reveal that they still have a connection with triads, we will expose them and take legal action," he said.
Meanwhile, Zahid said police in Sabah and Sarawak will have more bite following the amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 that will be tabled in Parliament on Sept 23.
''The amendments will focus on crime prevention and also to give more power to the police force in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.
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