Police and the Auditor-General will verify the authenticity of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) report published by Sarawak Report before taking action, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
Khalid said a discussion would be held with the AG to ensure the authenticity of the documents as per the AG report which was classified as an official secret document.
“We are not sure if the documents published by Sarawak Report is truly the auditor-general’s report or had been altered before being published.
“If the documents are the real ones that have been classified as secret, we will investigate under the Official Secrets Act (OSA),” he told reporters after attending an Aidilfitri open house hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at Sri Satria, here today.
Khalid said Sarawak Report’s legitimacy remains in doubt since the portal had published inaccurate statements a number of times.
Sarawak Report would be grateful if the Chief of Police could elaborate on this allegation that we have published inaccurate statements a number of times.
Were we, for example, inaccurate when we revealed that his daughter and brother in law set up a company selling guns which only he can licence? And was our recent story about a five star jamboree by his senior officers in Italy on a training exercise, wives in tow, incorrect?
Is it not the fact that we have been relentlessly proven correct in every important aspect of our coverage that Malaysians appear to set more store by what we publish that the denials of a Prime Minister who dares not publish a public document?
Were the IGP to be genuinely seeking to enforce the law in this matter, he should begin by countering the unconstitutional actions of the Prime Minister in suppressing the Auditor’s Report, which according to the constitution ought to have been passed directly to the Agong and then to Parliament for publication.