KUALA LUMPUR – May 12, 2016: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today said that he will convene a press conference soon to clarify matters over a claim that the police are monitoring phone conversations of Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim.
The Mole, earlier today contacted Khalid and asked him regarding the claim by Tunku Ismail that the police’s special branch unit had “bugged” his phone.
The prince had also questioned why Bukit Aman needs to “have a file” on him and his father, the Sultan of Johor.
“You see, about that…I think I’ll explain everything and answer your questions in a press conference that I will be doing soon,” said Khalid, without elaborating further.
Tunku Ismail had made the claims via a posting on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page yesterday.
In the posting, Tunku Ismail wrote that he was puzzled for being accorded the treatment “that is more befitting a terrorist.”
“I don’t understand why my phone is bugged. I don’t understand why my movements are monitored by the special branch.
“I don’t understand why they need a file about me or my father in Bukit Aman,” he wrote.
His claims had apparently triggered harsh responses from many Johoreans who lambasted the police for the alleged “dishonourable misconducts.”
“Malaysia is so weird,” wrote Afandi Zainol, “The crooks are left scott-free and actions are taken against those who strive to alleviate the country’s name. TMJ (Tunku Ismail), we are forever with you all the way.”
“Well it looks like someone in the country is not happy with the Johor government and the Johor sultanate. I don’t need to mention any name because you guys know who I am referring to right?” wrote Fendy Rahim.
“Stupid Malaysian government, please let TMJ live peacefully and don’t relate him with your corrupted police and ministers,” wrote Maheshwara Rao.
“Let’s us pray that the country of Johor will be established in nearest time. Johor is a sovereign nation, we don’t need to wait for the next general election,” Wahid Billy.
Be that as it may, there were also some who defended the police as they deemed the police has every right to investigate any quarters that can potentially disturb the country’s peace.
“This is just my conjecture, but I think the police has their own reasons,” wrote Ibnu Is.
“In fact, I think the police is merely trying to verify whether the Johor royalties are indeed trying to secede from Malaysia as claimed by some irresponsible quarters,” he added.
“Let them investigate, it’s their job to safeguard the peace of this country. Besides, this shows that even royalties do not enjoy special treatments from the police,” wrote Ariz Daniel.