KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian police (PDRM) will meet theÂ Thai deputy police chief on Thursday to discuss permission to interrogate formerÂ PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) executive Xavier Justo, who is now detainedÂ in that country.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the PDRM hadÂ previously made an application for permission to interrogate Justo before anyÂ action was taken on him.
“We are closely in contact with the Thai authorities, but we have to waitÂ first for them to complete their investigation on the subject,” he told a mediaÂ conference at Bukit Aman, here today.
Last Wednesday, it was reported that the Thai police had detained the SwissÂ national for attempting to blackmail PSI, an international company based inÂ Saudi Arabia which had drawn attention in Malaysia as it had established tiesÂ with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Following the attempted blackmail, several e-mails and documents wereÂ published by the Sarawak Report, a politically-motivated blog, to the extent ofÂ creating various allegations against 1MDB.
Commenting further, Khalid said discussions on subsequent measures to beÂ taken against Justo would also be discussed at the meeting.
Asked whether Justo would be extradited, Khalid said the matter would beÂ decided later.
“We cannot give a deadline for the investigation, we have to allow the ThaiÂ authorities to complete their investigation before we consider what we have toÂ do on our part,” he said.
Earlier, Khalid handed over Raya goodies to the heads of formation and StateÂ Police Chiefs for distribution to police officers and men working during HariÂ Raya Aidilfitri.– BERNAMA