Hornbill Unleashed

September 4, 2016

Ismail: DoJ suits way out of IGP’s jurisdiction

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

sabri-dojs-igpMalaysian police have no jurisdiction over the US Justice Department civil suits about 1MDB-related funds, according to Umno supreme council member Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“The DoJ issue is about money laundering that happened in America. It’s not a criminal case. It’s a civil case,” he was quoted as saying.

He said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Khalid Abu Bakar, did not need to take action. “It’s way out of his jurisdiction. It’s in American courts. It’s not related to the Malaysian police,” he told reporters today after attending Parit Umno’s divisional assembly.

His comments were in response to an accusation by DAP leader Lim Kit Siang that Khalid had practised a double standard by refusing to investigate Prime Minister, Najib Razak, who had been implicated as the unnamed “Malaysian Official 1” in the US suits.

Ismail reiterated that the Prime Minister had stated publicly that the government would not protect anyone or interfere in the US investigations.

“I think Kit Siang is confused. He can’t differentiate between a civil and a criminal case. What’s important is the jurisdiction. It’s America’s jurisdiction. How can the IGP go there and investigate it,” he said, according to Star Online.

“We focus on the four individuals who have been named. The Prime Minister himself has said that they should be responsible.”

FMT Reporters Online


  1. For a minister who could not tell the difference between chicken eggs and turtle eggs, trying to bulldoze his way into interpreting the DOJ ‘s civil suit must be very stressful task for him. Indeed he now looked very stupid when he tried to correct YB Lim Kit Siang on his earlier comments on the same issue.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — September 5, 2016 @ 8:40 PM | Reply

    • You will be indebted to him if he gives you free rental to do your business.

      Comment by Diman — September 6, 2016 @ 10:54 AM | Reply

  2. The world’s most corrupted political party is never short of idiotic ministers. Ahmad Sobri is just one of the species in Umno Baru.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — September 5, 2016 @ 1:03 PM | Reply

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