It was all completed in shot-gun speed:
• the police report by UMNO Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun on Tuesday, 26th July against three Tan Sris, former Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail, former Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar and the former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed for top-level conspiracy to topple the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak;
• the police recording of Khairul’s statement on Friday, 29th July;
• and the announcement by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar that the police will not investigate Khairul’s statement alleging a high-level conspiracy by the three Tan Sris to topple the Prime Minister as Khairul’s report was based on assumptions without any proof to substantiate his allegations and therefore did not warrant further investigations.
All well and good, which bespeak of a highly competent and efficient police force, except for two tails left behind by the shot-gun disposal of one of the most serious police reports lodged in the nation’s history – a high-level conspiracy to topple the sitting Prime Minister.
These two tails were:
Firstly, the IGP’s announcement that Khairul would not be investigated for lodging a false report. Imagine what would have happened if a Pakatan Harapan leader or civil society activist had lodged a police report against high officials for a conspiracy to topple Prime Minister based on assumptions without any iota of supporting evidence?
Secondly, Khairul standing by his police report after the IGP’s statement and insisting that he has “evidence” to back up his police report of a high-level conspiracy against the three Tan Sris to topple the Prime Minister.
Khairul said his report has led to a “Mexican standoff” or a deadlock describing a confrontation between two or more parties in which none of the opponents has the advantage to proceed without being exposed to danger.
Can IGP throw light on the “Mexican standoff” referred to by the UMNO Youth deputy chief and whether the IGP or the police were in anyway involved in such a “Mexican standoff”?