KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has rejected the suggestion by certain quarters for former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be arrested over his criticism, said to have eroded the credibility of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the government’s.
“There’s no cause to arrest Dr Mahathir. The suggestion is mischievous and I will not entertain such a request,” he told reporters after launching the ‘Op Selamat’ 7/2015 campaign at KL Sentral, here, today in conjunction with the Aidilfitri festive season.
Last Monday, former UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah in his Twitter posting suggested that the police act fast and arrest Dr Mahathir over his continued criticism against the prime minister.
On another development, Khalid said the investigations into the alleged embezzlement of 1MDB funds and the controversial purchase of Dudley International House in Melbourne, Australia by Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd, could not be revealed until their completion as it could disturb the investigations
and also contravened the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act.
“Under this Act, legal action can be taken against anyone who exposes the on-going investigations by the special task force,” he said.
To avoid this, Khalid also advised the public to be careful and not to get carried away in voicing out their opinions and in spreading information they receive through the social websites on the two hotly discussed issues.- BERNAMA