Ministry to report graft claims against top cop
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum has instructed his officers to lodge a report with the Anti-Corruption Agency on the allegations of corruption on the Internet against Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
“This matter involves me as it comes under the Emergency Ordinance.
“I have contacted Bukit Aman to get an explanation, and I have also told my officers to lodge a report with the ACA so that they can investigate.”
Johari was replying to a supplementary question in parliament from Salahuddin Ayub (Pas-Kubang Kerian), who wanted to know if the ministry was aware of allegations that Musa had received RM2.1 million for the release of a group of gangsters, and if so, what action had been taken.
Musa had denied the allegations, which appeared on a website, accusing him of graft and having triad links.
He said the allegations were mere “slander” and that he was not bothered by them as he was more concerned with doing his job.
The ACA in Putrajaya refused yesterday to confirm or deny that a report had been lodged, but it was learnt that an inquiry had been initiated.
On June 29, Johari said his ministry would not be investigating Musa, but that its disciplinary committee “was keeping tabs” on the allegations. Musa declined comment. (NST, 11/7/07)