TMJ’s Phone Tapping Claim Just A Misunderstanding – IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) — Inspector- general of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today brushed aside the claim made by Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim that Bukit Aman Special Branch was monitoring his movements and had tapped his phone, saying that it was just a misunderstanding.

Khalid said the police had briefed Tunku Ismail on the matter during a one-hour meeting at Istana Bukit Pelangi in Johor earlier today.

“This morning I had an audience with the Crown Prince (Tunku Ismail) at Istana Bukit Pelangi, and it was actually just a little misunderstanding… that’s all, it was nothing.

“I have explained the matter to him and there was no problem,” he told reporters after the Rujirawongse Cup 2016 Rugby Tournament at the Police Training Centre (PULAPOL) in Jalan Semarak here today.

Yesterday, ‘JOHOR Southern Tigers’ Facebook page uploaded a status in connection with an interview with Tunku Ismail, in which he said that he could not understand why his movements were being monitored and his phone tapped by the Special Branch.

In the interview, Tunku Ismail also questioned why the police needed to keep a file on him and the Sultan of Johor in Bukit Aman.

In another development, Khalid said police were doing everything possible to ensure the four Malaysians kidnapped in the waters near Pulau Ligitan, Semporna in Sabah on April 1 would be safely rescued.

“Police will monitor the situation closely to ensure the victims are released.

“That’s all I can say for now and I do not want to comment further except that we are doing our best to bring them home,” he said.

In the incident at 6.15 pm on April 1, four Malaysians from a 10-man crew of a tug-boat were kidnapped by a group of armed men who boarded their boat in the waters near Pulau Ligitan, Semporna while they were returning from the Philippines.

The four from Sibu, Sarawak are Wong Teck Kang, 31, Wong Hung Sing, 34, Wong Teck Chii, 29, and Johny Lau Jung Hien, 21.