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Does Fuzi Adhere To The Royal 'We'?

Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has refuted an article in the Sarawak Report which implied that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had sponsored the attendance of Asia’s top cops at his daughter’s wedding.

The Inspector-General of Police said the report was inaccurate in many ways, including the part mentioning his wife, who passed away in December.

“When invitations were sent to my counterparts, it was understood that I would personally foot the bill.

“In fact, only my counterpart from Brunei attended the wedding,” he told The Star. The IGP stressed that he bore the expenses of the Brunei police chief himself.

Mohamad Fuzi said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is welcome to investigate the claims.

Our comment

The IGP stated that our report was ‘inaccurate in many ways’ yet only referred to one minor typo suggesting the invitation came from Fuzi and his wife, rather than just Fuzi himself.

He did not identify any substantive inaccuracy in the article, for example regarding the authenticity of the invitation or the fact that it had been sent out to a number of ASEAN chiefs of police in name of the Royal Malaysia Police and was worded we will provide business class return flight tickets and one night accommodation..”

Indeed, by stating that sadly his wife had by then passed, Fuzi has confirmed the “we” in that invitation could not possibly have referred to himself and his wife.  Sarawak Report was asking for clarification as to whether or not it referred to the Royal Malaysia Police in whose name the invitation was extended?

Fuzi has now stated this was not the case and it appears therefore that the “we” was of the nature of a ‘Royal We’, which he perhaps believes is appropriate to his status.

He will, doubtless, be presenting the receipts for the flights, which he has now clarified he paid for, and perhaps will also explain why such invitations to a private event were sent out by the Royal Malaysia Police?

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