Nik Faisal is hiding in Hong Kong, says IGP

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  • Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Former SRC International Sdn Bhd managing director and CEO Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil is hiding in Hong Kong, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said the police had sought the assistance of Hong Kong authorities to apprehend Nik Faisal as an Interpol Red Notice had been issued on him.

“It is the responsibility of the authorities in any country to apprehend a suspect with an Interpol Red Notice. In fact, we have passed to our counterparts in Hong Kong details (on Nik Faisal) but their initial responses were negative.

“These are some of the constraints we are facing,” he said at Bukit Aman yesterday.

Abdul Hamid said Nik Faisal’s family was known to also be in Hong Kong and added that the hunt for him and others, including businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, have not ended.

“Jho Low is considered the most wanted man on our radar.

“However, as I have mentioned, the police are running into certain obstacles despite knowing where they are,” he said.

On the investigation over a documentary produced by Al Jazeera, Abdul Hamid said the news station would be given the chance to defend themselves should they be charged.

“As of now six have been called for their statement to be recorded and a seventh, the video uploader, will come soon,” he said and assured the Al Jazeera team of their safety and called for calm from the public.

Abdul Hamid added that the Bangladeshi man, who was interviewed by the news station, has however, disappeared.

“Please come forward. I also want to know what you meant by migrants are being treated like animals. I assure your safety,” he said.

The six who turned up at the Federal Police headquarters yesterday left at around 3pm after arriving at 9am.

Their lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said his clients would cooperate fully with the police investigation.

“The documentary as depicted was balanced and fair. It catered views from different sides.

“In fact, attempts were made to seek the government’s response but these did not come.

“Despite that, footage was used from government releases and put in the documentary,” he said.

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