Police have started their investigations on whistleblower group National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW) for “unlawfully obtaining” documents related to Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim), Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
This came after a police report lodged by the Yapeim chief executive officer Datuk Abibullah Samsudin at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Wednesday.
“Yes, we have started investigation. As for the misuse or abuse of power case, it is being handled by Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” said Khalid.
He said so far, no arrest has been made as the investigation is still at the preliminary stage.
In the report, Abibullah said NOW’s accusations against Yapeim were baseless and that the documents obtained by the group were obtained illegally.
He accused NOW director Akmal Nasir of spreading false information and distorting facts with the intent of defaming Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, who is the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs.
Akmal recently said that Yapeim had misused its money to fund Jamil Khir’s trip to the United States last year.
Jamil Khir has since denied the allegations, stressing that the trip, on which he was accompanied by his wife, was not a recreational one.
He said the trip was organised by Yapeim with the help of the Malaysian Embassy in the United States and Education Malaysia in Chicago in conjunction with the launch of the Midwest Games there.
Akmal had also lodged a police report against Yapeim on the alleged misuse of the funds. – November 22, 2015.
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