KUCHING – The police is the authority to get information from former PetroSaudi employee Xavier Andre Justo and they should be allowed to do the job.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said this was despite Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s inability to meet the swiss national, the central figure in the alleged involvement of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the misappropriation of the 1MDB funds, in Bangkok a few days ago.
Speaking to the media at her Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at the old state Legislative Assembly Building, here today she believed Khalid could not meet Justo as the Thai police were still in the midst of their investigation.
“If we step in, this may distract the whole process as this involves collecting evidence and the filing of a legal action.
“This is a normal process in any sovereign country and the investigation is not just done perfunctorily,” she said.
Probably when the Thai police had completed their job, they would help Malaysia, she said.
Nancy said the public should not think Khalid’s inability (to meet Justo) was deliberately done.
“There are people who may not understand or realise this procedure.
“They begin to doubt the government’s ability and pass negative comments as if it was adopting a lackadaisical attitude in the matter,” she said.
The police, she again reiterated, should be given the freedom to do their investigation.
“This is the time when we want to see whether they are really independent in doing so or otherwise,” she said.
The Head of State Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib were among the many who called on Nancy and her family at their open house this morning. – BERNAMA