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LAST_UPDATEWed, 22 Nov 2017 9am

It Is Our Responsibility To Probe Ambiga, Says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: It is the responsibility of the police to investigate former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, who has been linked to claims that Pas received RM90 million from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun was responding to a statement by the Malaysian Bar, in which it condemned the investigation as an act of harassment and intimidation against Ambiga.

News portal Sarawak Report had recently alleged that Najib paid the Islamic party RM90 million in exchange for the party's support.

Its editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown had named Ambiga as her source.

“What is important is that there were police reports lodged.

“I think two police reports have been lodged in regard to this matter, so we have to open an investigation paper.

“And the allegation of someone giving RM90 million is very serious,” he told reporters during a visit to the General Operations Force’s Central Brigade Shooting Range Complex here today.

Fuzi, however, said police have yet to summon Ambiga to give her statement.

He said once the investigation paper is completed, it will be submitted to the respective authorities for further action.

It was reported that Ambiga is being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 for causing public alarm.

- NST