Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nazri: Police, MACC not probing Copgate

Source: (By Aidila Razak, 27/9/2012)
Police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are not probing claims that former inspector general Musa Hassan (below) was involved in underworld activities.
In a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut), Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said that this is because no reports were lodged on the matter with both the agencies.
"However, if a report or complaint is made, the enforcement agencies will conduct investigations in accordance with the law," he said.
Lim had asked the prime minister if the government had probed former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) chief Ramli Yusuff's claims that Musa had links with underworld figures BK Tan and Goh Cheng Poh while Musa was still in service.
In an immediate reaction, former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) chief Ramli Yusuff rebutted Nazri saying he had indeed lodged several reports on the matter. “I lodged a few reports, but (they were) conveniently ‘NFA’ed (marked ‘no further action’) by the AG’s Chambers,” Ramli toldMalaysiakini in an email today.
However he did not elaborate on the details of the said reports or when they were made. The former top cop also countered Nazri’s claim that an investigation could not be carried out without a police report having been made, saying that the case had already been widely reported in the media and action was thus warranted.
“No need to lodge a police report, because it is being widely reported. The police or MACC should initiate action if it involves serious allegations without waiting for reports to be lodged. When I was in service, we opened up a lot of investigation papers based on ‘first information reports’ lodged by our officers,” said Ramli. "That's why we insist to have a tribunal," he added.
'High level collusion'
Malaysiakini earlier this year reported that several whistleblowers-whose information led to the arrest of Johor kingpin Goh aka Tengku Goh in 2007-had been forced to implicated six police officers investigating the case. These officers were charged with fabricating evidence in 2007, but eventually all were acquitted, the last in mid-2011. Ramli on Feb 29 had alleged that attorney general Abdul Gani Patail, Musa and Goh had colluded to "fix" him and the six police officers.
Malaysiakini had posted a special report in 2007 on the scandal, piecing together information on the goings-on involving the top echelon of the police force.
Musa Hassan has denied protecting Tengku Goh or conspiring with Abdul Gani to frame Ramli and his men, calling the allegations a tactic by those with an ulterior motive to create confusion.
Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein when asked in March following the exposes said the government would investigate if there is proofof the claims.
Related news: No probe into ex-IGP, underworld links as there was no complaint, says Nazri
Nazri: No probe into ‘copgate’
No probe into ex-IGP

Monday, September 24, 2012

Worsening crime at Medan Putra Business Centre

The third last paragraph of this news article should be: He added that the participation of MPs only would not benefit the people at large.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Raya open house for Segambut residents

(Photos by DAP Segambut)
Source: (By JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ, 11/9/2012)
Residents of Taman SPPK in Segambut were still able to enjoy Hari Raya delicacies recently when Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, together with the Segambut PAS branch, held a joint Hari Raya Open house.
The event, which kicked off at 3pm, saw several hundred visitors enjoying the array of food served. Among the delicacies served were lemang, rendang and ketupat. There were also dishes such as cendol, satay, curry mee and otak-otak.
In the spirit of the festivity, Segambut PAS members were responsible for the preparation of the ketupat and lemang, as the team spent the previous night preparing the dishes. Segambut PAS secretary Wan Shafareen Wan Abdul Halim said it was something that the team did every year and people looked forward to it. “We started cooking after the evening prayers the night before and it was a team effort. Everyone was involved and we are glad that people enjoyed the food,” said Wan Shafareen. Also present was Segambut PKR vice-chairman Maswan Darjoh.
Lim, clad in a deep purple baju Melayu, played host at the event. He said the main issues in the area were security concerns and traffic congestion due to the international school in the vicinity. He added the peak hour traffic was bad and he had a meeting with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to voice out their concerns but there had not been any answers yet.
“The residents want a traffic warden to be placed near the school during peak hours,” he added. I have raised this issue in Parliament and will wait for the answers when the Parliament session resumes,” he added.