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Investigation on Hallmark’s security claim


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened an investigation paper on a claim by Hallmark Events Group, organisers of the 2015 Women’s World OpenSquash Championship, that the event, to be held here from Dec 11 to 18, has to be postponed due to security reasons.

Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Law Hong Soon said the police had met with the Professional Squash Association over the statement by Hallmark Events Group.

He said police viewed the matter seriously as it was about security and the statement was issued without referring the matter to the police.

“All of a sudden, they (Hallmark Events Group) issued such a statement, without referring to us. To me, it is an irresponsible statement. We will investigate where they get (Hallmark Events Group) the information and why such a statement was issued,” he told reporters after the city police
contingent monthly assembly here today.

According to reports, the Professional Squash Association confirmed receiving an e-mail from Hallmark Events Group on the proposal to postpone the tournament.

Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tin Razak, in his Facebook entry, instructed the Youth and Sports Ministry and the police to get
clarification on the matter.

In another development, Law said the city police had handed over to the deputy public prosecutor for further action on the case of seven policemen
suspected to be involved in the abduction of an Iranian businessman last Nov 23.

The seven policemen were among 15 individuals detained in connection with the case. -BERNAMA


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