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, who was quoted by news portal Malaysiakini, said this after the IGP made a statement regarding the sex video scandal that was linked to a federal minister.
Abdul Hamid on Thursday said the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was likely to be genuine, but added 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.
“The IGP is a professional. He should not make judgments and talk about political conspiracies,” Zaid was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.
He added that the IGP should instead conduct a thorough investigation and present the evidence collected to the Attorney General.
“This is what the public is expecting from an impartial and professional team.
“We all love Azmin but we love the country more,” he added with a hint of sarcasm.
Eight individuals have been arrested so far to help with the police investigation into the sex video, with five of them having already been released.
The eight include Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, the former Santubong PKR Youth chief who has publicly confessed to being one of the two men in the video.
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