KUALA LUMPUR - Details of Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo's confession to Thai police will be incorporated into Malaysian police investigations.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said during the meeting with Royal Thai Police Commissioner Gen Somyot Pumpunmuang, he was briefed in detail on their investigations so far.
"He gave me details, including Justo's full confession to the Royal Thai Police, which we will incorporate into our investigations here," he told reporters in Bukit Aman yesterday.
Justo, 49, a former IT executive at PetroSaudi International, was arrested at a house in the Thai resort island of Koh Samui on June 22 for allegedly demanding 90 million baht (S$3.5 million) from his former employer in exchange for not disclosing confidential information to rival companies.
He has denied the allegations.
The Thai police were very cooperative on the matter, he said.
"I want to clarify that we were not rejected by our counterparts there.
"They simply cannot give us the space to question Justo as their investigations are ongoing.
"If we were in the same position we would have done the same," Khalid added.
He said that based on Justo's confession, several individuals would be called to Bukit Aman to have their statements taken.
"In fact, the Edge Media Group chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong and its publisher Ho Kay Tat were supposed to have their statements taken today (yesterday).
"We postponed it after we were informed that Tong's mother had passed away," he said.
When asked if the change in Attorney-General would affect police investigations, Khalid said all arrangements between the Attorney-General's Chambers and the police would proceed as normal.