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No indication of sabotage in KLIA systems disruptions - IGP

Last update: 08/09/2019
Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 -- Royal Malaysia Police have not found any strong indication to link the network systems disruptions at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with sabotage.

Insp-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said investigations were ongoing with technology experts’ views being considered.

"There is no drastic indicator for us to ascertain whether there was sabotage or not.

"Police are still studying the statements taken from a number of individuals," he told a media conference after a working visit by Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar to the Special Action Unit here today.

To date, 12 individuals have been called to facilitate investigations into the systems disruptions that lasted for four days from Aug 21.

Four Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Information Technology Division officers had earlier lodged police reports denying their involvement in the incidents.

Meanwhile, Abdul Hamid said Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, 37, had yet to come forward and assist police in their investigation into a brawl near a sports complex at Ampang on Saturday.

"Police are still looking for him even though the complainant has withdrawn his report. His statement is still necessary and will be followed up with an investigation paper, and it will be up to the public prosecutor on whether to take further action or not."

Abdul Hamid added, the complainant's statement was also needed for the investigation.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat was earlier reported to have said that the complainant claimed to have been assaulted by Farhash Wafa but then on Thursday withdrew his police report.

Five individuals including the complainant aged between 22 and 38 were detained to assist in the investigation.

Four of the suspects were released on police bail yesterday while one was referred to the Cheras district police headquarters for a drug-related case, according to Fadzil.

On the viral sex video implicating a federal minister, Abdul Hamid said the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) had issued further instructions to the police.

"Police need to gather evidence required by the AGC. They cannot fix the time frame for the investigation, but it is going on. It is not over," he said.

About three months ago, a video clip showing a man whose image resembled that of a minister and another individual in a compromising position went viral on social media.

Six more video clips with a duration of three minutes each were recently circulated to about 80 media practitioners and politicians through certain WhatsApp groups.

On another development, the IGP said police would be calling five individuals who independent preacher Dr Zakir Naik claimed, had denigrated him.

"We will summon these individuals next week. They have already been informed but yet to come forward. We will make sure that they are present next week," he said.

The five are Human Resources Minister M.Kula Segaran; Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, Dr P Ramasamy; Klang Member of Parliament Charles Santiago; Bagan Dalam Assemblyman Satees Muniandy and former Malaysia ambassador to Canada Datuk Dennis J Ignatius.

Zakir lodged the report in August alleging that the five had stirred up controversy over a talk he had given.


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