Police chief: No problem heading Justo probe

Police chief: No problem heading Justo probe
Khalid with i-Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong (right) at the launching of the cooperative.
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‎Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar may lead a team to Thailand to question former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo.

"I am the leader of this investigation task force. And at the same time I am also the nation's police chief.

"So why not?... Of course I will go ... we will see," he told a packed press conference after launching the auxiliary police cooperative at the i-City here Wednesday.

Police have made a formal request to Thailand to talk to Justo.

Khalid noted that officers of the task force will not be involved in the Thai investigation.

Justo, expected to be charged with blackmailing PetroSaudi, had claimed that about 10 people bought documents from him to attack Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.‎

Khalid said the Commercial Crime Department has received documents in relation to The Edge Media Group's reports into the financials of 1Malaysia Development Berhad from its chief executive officer Ho Kay Tat.

"It will be handed over to the task force for further investigation," he said.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar reportedly said Khalid would meet Justo to get "first-hand information" on the disclosure by Thai police.

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