PETALING JAYA: Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador should not be making political statements, says Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
The former law minister was quoted saying this by online news portal Malaysiakini after the IGP made a statement regarding the sex video scandal that is linked to a minister.
On Thursday (July 18), Abdul Hamid said the sex video, implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, was likely to be "genuine", adding that there was an evil conspiracy led by a leader of a political party to humiliate and damage the reputation of an individual.
Zaid said that Abdul Hamid should have maintained his professionalism as he is the IGP.
“He should not make judgments and talk about political conspiracies,” said Zaid.
He added that the IGP should conduct a thorough investigation and present the evidence collected to the Attorney General instead.
“This is what the public is expecting for from an impartial and professional team.
We all love Azmin but we love the country more,” said Zaid.
Nine individuals were arrested to assist the police investigation into the sex video.
They include Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak and former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, who publicly confessed to being in video.
Earlier, five people who were arrested together with Haziq in connection with the sex video case was released.