Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) had on 24 July 2018 made a police report against the director-general of the research division of the Prime Minister’s Department, Hasanah Abd Hamid over a letter that she wrote to the United States CIA director.
The letter purportedly discussed internal security matters and foreign policy matters that should not have been shared, and asked the US to support our previous government if the election result turned out to be close.
It is now 10 days since we made the police report. We are keen to know the status of our report, whether any investigation has been made, and shouldn’t an arrest be necessary. On the other hand, a statement from the inspector general of police stated that the investigation into the police report made by Hasanah herself has been completed and submitted to the Attorney General’s Office.
We were told that Hasanah has resigned from her post and her whereabouts are unknown. The question that needs to be answered by the investigating authority now is, why hasn’t Hasanah been arrested over the letter that we deem treacherous and treasonous. Does the investigating authority feel that the content of her letter isn’t serious enough to warrant her arrest?
We had also stated in an earlier statement to the media that the director of military intelligence was alleged to be involved in supporting the then Prime Minister Najib Razak during the election period.
We demanded his resignation should the allegation be true – but as of today, we were told that he is still holding on to his post. He has not denied all the allegations made against him. Neither was there an investigation (to establish the truth or otherwise) conducted against him.
With regard to the police report made against Hasanah by Patriot, we urge the investigating authority to clearly state the status of the investigation – if at all an investigation was carried out.
With regard to the director of military intelligence, we urge the chief of defence forces to conduct an investigation into the roles played by the director of military intelligence in support of Najib during the general election to determine the truth or otherwise of the allegations against the former.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd) is president of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan.