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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Can a POLICE Report Simply Leave out InConvenient Details?

We have been reeling from so many unpleasant incidents, from the tainting of our judiciary to the allegations that the IGP and the AG "fabricated evidence".

Some of these could be avoided if we had the IPCMC that the nation spent months to generate but now seems to be probably used as a door-stop somewhere in Putrajaya.

Now comes the latest shocker as revealed in this malaysiakini article on theAltantuuya case:

The latest SD by the PI employed by one of the accused mentions that
"49. They then proceeded to record my statement from 8.30 am to 6pm everyday for seven consecutive days. I told them all I knew including everything Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had told me about their relationships with Najib Razak but when I came to sign my statement, these details had been left out."

Why should the recording officer omit important details from his statement? Isn't it up to the investigating officer to check these out to see if the lead is important? Even as you read this, the ACA has been tasked with probing Anwar's accusation against the IGP.

What a mess our country seems to be in. We cannot allow top politicians to become too close to the police or vice versa or it become difficult to investigate serious crimes. The police can help redeem themselves if they request the government to implement the IPCMC soon.

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