Probe almost done, IGP tightlipped on who leaked CIA letter

  • Aug 2, 2018
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The police are on the verge of wrapping up investigations into the leak of a letter penned to the CIA, some 72 hours after a police report was lodged.

Speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the investigation papers would be submitted to the DPP tomorrow for further action.

"We have almost completed the investigations, so we will refer to the deputy public prosecutor for further instruction,” he added.

Asked who leaked the letter, Fuzi replied: “I am not going to reveal that."

On Tuesday, former MEIO director-general Hasanah Abdul Hamid filed a police report on the leaking of the letter.

She urged the police to investigate how the document was leaked, claiming that the incident had affected the morale of her officers.

Hasanah also warned that such leaks could jeopardise the nation's security.

The letter, signed by Hasanah, was penned four days before the May 9 general election and sought the US' support in the event BN won with a narrow margin.

It also painted former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak as a staunch US ally and current Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as “anti-West” and “anti-Semite”.

Najib has denied any knowledge of the letter, which ignited accusations that the previous government was seeking foreign interference in domestic politics.

On a more serious note, there were also those who claimed the letter amounted to treason but this was dismissed by Hasanah's lawyers, who said it was common for MEIO and CIA to exchange information.

On another matter, Fuzi said the police are still on the hunt for fugitive businessman Jho Low.

"Some countries responded that he is not in their country, and some didn't respond, although we have sent them letters (requesting for information)," he added.