KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still waiting for technical information from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to complete the application for an Interpol Red Notice for two individuals including Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's son-in-law Datuk Seri Muhammad Adlan Berhan.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said several technical issues are currently being updated by MACC.
"When we can complete it (the application), we will make an official request to Interpol,” he said after presiding over the handing over of duties ceremony for the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director at the Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre on Friday (Sept 29).
Also present were Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain and Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department director Datuk Seri Azri Ahmad.
In August, MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki was reported to have said that Muhammad Adlan, 48, and Mansoor Saat, 69, were required to appear for questioning over alleged corruption and embezzlement in the registration, recruitment and biometric data storage of foreign workers in a ministry.
A previous check with the Immigration Department found that the two left Malaysia on May 17 and 21 and there was no record of them returning to the country.
Commenting on the investigation into allegations that Ipoh Timur MP Howard Lee Chuan How insulted Islam by interpreting verses from the Quran, Ayob Khan said two police reports had been received on the matter.
"Lee’s statement was taken at the Perak police headquarters on Tuesday and the case is being investigated under Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” he said.
Lee had already publicly apologised for quoting verses from the Quran in a video on his social media page recently and explained that he had absolutely no intention of infringing on the sensitivities of the Muslim community.
Regarding the investigation into an alleged case of sexual harassment and defamation involving a freelance preacher and social media influencer, Ayob Khan said 10 people have given their statements so far and several more will be called in. – Bernama