by DAP MP for Kota Melaka, Kerk Kim Hock
in Petaling Jaya
on Monday, September 02, 2002
Former naval chief's disclosure: IGP Tan Sri Norian Mai should immediately conduct full investigation
In an interview with the Berita Minggu on 1.9.2002, former Royal Malaysian Navy Chief Admiral Abu Bakar Jamal had said that he had , in 1999 , received letters and emails from reformasi group calling on the military to topple the government.
Abu Bakar has made very serious allegation which not only requires him to immediately lodge a police report, the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai must also conduct full investigations into the disclosure.
Abu Bakar's allegations have in fact raised two questions which he should answer:
If what Najib said was true, why did Abu Bakar, in the interview with Berita Minngu, did not make it clear that the matter was not viewed as serious enough for him to make an official report to the government?
Unless Abu Bakar sincerely believed then that the anonymous letters and emails received was not a serious matter, as a responsible officer, he should have then immediately lodged a police report and allowed the Police to carry out swift and thorough investigation.
Nevertheless, now that he has publicly disclosed the occurrence of such an attempt to try to call on the military to overthrow the government, Abu Bakar must be prepared to lodge a Police report and extend his fullest cooperation to the Police.