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18-01-2006, 09:46 PM
The son of a senior Home Affairs Ministry official will be summoned to help police probe explosive allegations levelled by businessman Salman Majid.

He is among several individuals named in 10 police reports filed by the Pakistani-born businessman over the past 10 months. All of them will be questioned by the police, who are investigating reports of criminal intimidation, criminal breach of trust and cheque forgery.

This is the latest development in a case which has more twists and turns than a drive to Cameron Highlands. On Sunday, the New Straits Times reported that Salman, who claims to be a Malaysian citizen, was aggrieved that he was detained by the Immigration Department for 199 days.

He alleged that when he was held at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the son of a senior Home Affairs Ministry official had visited him and threatened him with deportation unless he withdrew a police report alleging CBT involving RM370,000.

He also alleged that he was assaulted while being detained at an Immigration detention centre.

The carpet importer and manpower supplier said his problems began after he was warned by a business partner against lodging a police report on the CBT. On March 12, he was arrested at KLIA.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Musa Hassan today declined to comment as investigations were under way, but confirmed that Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar was overseeing investigations into all reports lodged.

Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Fauzi Saari said an investigation into the criminal intimidation claim had begun.

"Individuals identified in the complaints will be sought to assist ... but we (police) are not obliged to say who they are."

He declined to say more but the NST has learnt that this report covers the threats allegedly made by the son of the Home Affairs Ministry official.

Others to be summoned to help in investigations are a former police detective, who previously served at the Cheras police headquarters, his sister and several businessmen.

The former police detective was Salman’s business partner, while his sister was an employee in one of Salman’s companies.

Since Salman’s allegations were made public, the case has taken several interesting turns.

Yesterday, the National Registration Department said that Salman’s identity card had been revoked in 2001 after the department found that he had furnished false information.

That does not square with Salman’s claim that his identity card was seized by Immigration personnel when he was detained on March 12 and his assertion that he had voted in three elections, the last time in 2004.

The NRD’s information also does not square with the contents of a letter written by Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Noh Omar to Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid, dated Nov 14, 2005, in which Noh stated that he had known Salman for 20 years and that the individual lived in his constituency and was a loyal voter.

"To my knowledge, he has a good record and has not committed any crime," Noh wrote. "He is also a successful businessman."

Noh went on to urge the Immigration Department to return Salman’s passport and identity card. He also asked Azmi to consider giving the businessman special dispensation to apply for a MyKad.
Azmi could not be reached for comment.

The NST also learnt that the Immigration Department had asked the Pakistan High Commission to issue an exit pass for Salman in April.

A High Commission spokesman noted: "There was an official request but the exit pass which was valid for a month was never used."

After spending months behind bars, Salman filed a habeas corpus application seeking his release. Before the matter was heard, however, he was released on his own recognisance.


19-01-2006, 12:53 AM
Whilst I feel sorry for this man being swindled and allegedly threatened by this son of a Home Ministry official - I cannot accept the fact that he also have made a life and a living impersonating as a malaysian citizen. He even is quoted as saying that he has voted 3 times in the past elections.... :eek:

How can one "believe" his story ~ when he has yet to prove on "how" he got his citizenship.... :confused:

Another case of foreigner(s) abusing Malaysian's warm welcome mat ! when there are still "Malaysians" born, bred, studied, working and raising a family in Malaysia still with "red" IC status.... :mad:

Another question? NOW who is this Home Ministry official.... ? :eek: :rolleyes: And why is our "infamous" DISM Noh writing recommendation letters to the Home Affairs Minister.... I thought he was quoted once, saying "if these foreigner think that our police is kejam, they can go back from where they came from.... " ( to my understandings!) :p