PKR urges police to probe 'new evidence' in Customs officer's death
(The Star) - PKR has asked Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar to conduct immediate investigations on 'new evidence' in the death of Selangor Customs assistant director Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed.
The evidence came from Ahmad Sarbani's widow Maziah Manap, who lodged a police report early May alleging that an investigating officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had told her on April 28 that his "people" were involved in the death of her husband.
Maziah claimed to have met the MACC officer at the Customs office when she went there to collect her husband's personal items.
She then lodged a police report on the matter on May 5.
"A month has passed since she lodged the police report but no further action has been taken by the police," PKR vice-president N. Surendran told reporters outside Bukit Aman here Wednesday.
Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar urged the police to conduct immediate investigations into the report.
"The police need to explain why no action has been taken against those involved in or responsible for Ahmad Sarbaini's death," she said.
Several PKR leaders, including Nurul Izzah, vice-president Tian Chua, Surendran and Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin were present to deliver a memorandum to the police demanding immediate action on the matter.
Ahmad Sarbani was among 62 Customs personnel under investigation by the MACC for alleged corruption and money laundering.
He had gone to the MACC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on April 6 just days after he was released on bail. About two hours after entering the building, he was found dead on a badminton court on the first floor landing.
He was believed to have fallen from the third floor of the five-storey building.
When contacted, City acting Police Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Amar Singh said he was aware of the memorandum.
"We will conduct investigations to verify if the allegations are true," he said.