KUALA LUMPUR — June 14, 2017: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has declared that he will not protect himself nor his family if allegations of their involvement in unlawful activities are proven true.
Khalid further stated that he would not collude in any illegal activity and would fully cooperate if the allegations are investigated.
“People know me and my family members and if we have engaged in illegal activities, we have to answer for this,” he said after launching Op Selamat 11/2017 at Menara TM here today.
He was asked to comment on a Sarawak Report news portal report on Monday which claimed that one K. Gopinathan, the suspected go-between in the collection of protection money from illegal gambling operators in Malacca, had close links with Khalid and his family.
The news portal also claimed that there were records of phone calls between Gopinathan and Khalid and his son Khairul Amri.
Khalid admitted that he and his family know Gopinathan well.
“What I know is that Sarawak Report has evil intentions against me and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) as many of its allegations and accusations are baseless,” he said.
He suggests that founder and editor of Sarawak Report, Claire Rewcastle-Brown, come forward with proof of her allegations.
“If what she says is true, she should come forward with the documents as proof,” Khalid commented.
When asked on the reported discovery of US$120,000 belonging to the murdered Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Khalid confirmed it but declined to reveal the actual amount.
Jong-nam was murdered at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 last February 13 by two foreign women. — Bernama