KUALA LUMPUR: The intervention of an NGO hampered efforts to reunite M. Indira Gandhi with her daughter Prasana Diksa, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic).
The outgoing Inspector-General of Police said he had appealed to Indira Gandhi through a senior office not to meddle and to give time for the police to track down her ex-husband Muhammad Riduan.
"She did not keep her promise and subsequently, an NGO intervened on her behalf. The man is abroad so we have to go through diplomatic channels.
"I believe we could have made huge progress last year if not for the intervention of the NGO," he told his last press conference in Bukit Aman on Friday (April 30).
The IGP said he sympathizes with Indira Gandhi's plight.
"I hope my successor will continue the effort to reunite her with her daughter," he added.
It was reported that there were still no leads on the whereabouts of fugitive Muhammad Riduan, the ex-husband of M. Indira Gandhi, who went missing with their daughter Prasana Diksa in 2011.
Muhammad Riduan was believed to be in a neighbouring country to avoid detection by the authorities, the Home Ministry said.
Based on police investigations, it is believed that Muhammad Riduan is no longer in Malaysia.