MALACCA, June 25, 2015:
Thai police is set to extradite several Malaysian personalities to assist in the investigations of Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo, who has been arrested for alleged extortion and blackmailing activities.
Although there has been no formal request from Thailand — be it diplomatic or through the Royal Malaysian Police — Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he foresaw the request “coming soon” following the PetroSaudi executive’s arrest.
“We have obtained information that there is going to be a request from their side (Thailand) to extradite several personalities involved in Justo’s investigations in Bangkok,” Ahmad Zahid said.
The Bagan Datoh Member of Parliament claimed Justo had revealed several names of Malaysian personalities to Thai authorities.
“Several of these personalities had asked Justo to manipulate facts based on the downloaded information through the corporation’s communication system.”
However, Ahmad Zahid said if the information obtained by the Thai authorities was complete, there was no need to extradite any local personalities.
When asked who these Malaysian personalities were, the Umno vice-president said their identities would be made known once they were extradited.
He also declined to state the number of personalities involved.
Justo was arrested in Koh Sa Mui on Monday by Thai police acting on a warrant issued for his alleged extortion and blackmail activities.
In the ensuing days following the arrest, it has been revealed that confidential documents had been stolen and tampered with before being leaked to unscrupulous individuals.
These tampered documents, according to UK-based cyber security firm PGI, were used by Sarawak Report in their postings that cast aspersions on former Sarawak Chief Minister, 1MDB and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.