KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18, 2015:
Malaysians associated with imprisoned Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo can expect a further barrage of questions by police over the alleged conspiracy to discredit Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his administration.
The move to call these individuals for further interviews has already been put in motion.
With 49-year-old Justo serving his three-year prison term in Bangkok, police here are liaising with the Attorney-General’s Chambers to gain access to Justo to interview him.
The A-G’s Chambers is expected to seek cooperation of the Attorney-General’s office in Bangkok to facilitate this move.
Those expected to be called in for further interviews include former banker-turned-media baron Datuk Tong Kooi Ong.
Affirming that interviews had been previously conducted with the Edge Media Group owner and his chief executive Ho Kay Tat, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said several more would be called in.
“And yes, we will record addition statements from Tong and Ho Kay Tat,” he added.
He declined further comment as investigations were still underway.
Besides the media duo, others who could also find themselves called in to give additional statements include former Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission adviser Tan Sri Rasphal Singh, Attorney-General’s Chambers officer Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.
The four were among several who had been interviewed by police previously in connection with their investigations under Section 124B of the Penal Code, which is related to activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
All four have engaged lawyers and police have not ruled out others too would be called in for additional interviews.
Sources disclosed there were various facets to police investigations, but their priority was information leaks, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown and computer crimes.
On the Justo link, police believe the information used by the Swiss national to blackmail his former employer PetroSaudi International could have been tampered and misused by those with ulterior motives.