IGP: Viral text linking me to MIC election is fake

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police has refuted the validity of a viral WhatsApp message, in which he had allegedly promise to investigate an MIC vice-president over misconduct in connection with the party's upcoming polls.

Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has labelled the message as fake, as he has never and would never be involved with any political party.

"I know my name was mentioned in the text message. It is all fake.

"I cannot be involved with any political party, as we (the police) are non-partisan and neutral," he told a press conference after launching the Bukit Aman's Blood Donation Drive on Wednesday.

Asked whether there were any police reports lodged by MIC, the IGP said there were none so far.

A screen grab of the exchange on WhatsApp, which is being spread online, appeared to show one 'IGP TS Fuzi' assuring that a police investigation will be conducted in reply to an unknown person, who alleged that the MIC division and branch chiefs were being pressured by a MIC leader to support his push for the presidency.

The unknown person also claimed to represent several of the party's division chiefs and he also alleged that the MIC leader's sibling is a gangster.

Mohamad Fuzi Harun , MIC , Fake news