BANGI: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar says there is no conflict of interest with regard to his daughterâ€™s firearms business.
The Inspector-General of Police said his daughter had already started the business before he was appointed the countryâ€™s top cop.
â€œThey got their business licence before I became IGP,â€ he said at a press conference after presenting a lecture at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi on Monday.
Khalid said that he had also forbidden his daughter from applying for government or police contracts.
â€œIf there had been any tenders given to them through me, Sarawak Report would have reported it by now.
â€œSo I donâ€™t think there is any special treatment or conflict of interest,â€ he said.
On claims by portal that the conflict interest was in the awarding of gun licences, Khalid said it was he did not wish to jeopardise an investigation by commenting.
â€œIâ€™m sure there will be an investigation so I do not want to jeopardise it by commenting further,â€ he said.
Online portal Sarawak Report had reported that Khalidâ€™s second daughter, Juwiza Khalid, 32, was the biggest shareholder in Nilai Arms & Ammunitions (NAA).
It added that Khalidâ€™s brother-in-law Mohd Isa Husin, 59, was also an owner of the business.