IGP: Let MACC investigate protection racket allegations

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  • Friday, 16 Jun 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigate allegations of police protection rackets, says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic).

The Inspector-General of Police said all parties must give MACC ample room to investigate the case thoroughly.

"If there is any offence committed by any individual, action will be taken," he said, adding that there is no need for news portals to make assumptions or allegations.

"We will wait for the full report by MACC," he told a press conference after witnessing the handing-over ceremony for the Bukit Aman traffic investigation and enforcement department director's post on Friday.

Outgoing director Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus handed over the reigns to Senior Asst Comm Shahrul Othman.

The Inspector-General was asked to comment on reports that the main suspect in the protection racket case had contact with high-ranking Bukit Aman officers.

Khalid also said that he did not have to divulge the content of conversations with the main suspect in the case.

"The portal is out to paint me and the police force in a bad light. People should not be influenced by lies," he said.

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