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Saturday April 10, 2010
By LOURDES CHARLESnewsdesk@thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: No Israeli was ever involved in the upgrading of the police force’s information and communication system as alleged by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said this was because Master Plan Consulting (MPC) Sdn Bhd – the company awarded the job to carry out the upgrading work terminated Asiasoft Sdn Bhd’s contract.
The termination was carried out when it was revealed that Asiasoft’s Singapore partner had two former Israeli intelligence officers on their payroll.
“The Home Ministry had awarded the upgrading work to MPC in 2005. MPC then engaged a local bumiputra company called Asiasoft Sdn Bhd to carry out the work for them.
“In 2007, Asiasoft sold 30% of the shares to Asiasoft Pte Ltd Singapore. When we conducted a due diligence check on their Singaporean partner, we discovered the presence of the Israelis in the company,” he said.
MPC immediately terminated Asiasoft’s contract.
Musa said police then conducted a thorough investigation into the matter and found there was no infiltration by any Israelis.
He said they were investigating who leaked out classified police investigations and what motivated Anwar to make such “serious and damaging” allegations in Parliament.
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