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KUCHING, July 21: The high-profile arrest of caretaker Kedah MB Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor at 3am on Tuesday (July 18) from his hotel room in Kuala Lumpur involving 20 police officers gives the impression of possible interference or influence by powerful people in the investigation, opines Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan.
Voon said the investigation on Sanusi, who had allegedly insulted the Selangor royal institution, took only a few days, and such a degree of efficiency by the police was unheard of.
Voon was also concerned that Sanusi’s recent arrest had dented the current government’s image under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“Politicians and people of high places should not directly or indirectly be seen to be involved in law enforcement or how law enforcement officers should conduct their work.
“They should be extra careful with their comments as any comments they make, especially on the arrest of a rival politician, can be twisted and become a weapon against them. It could be a silly mistake if the government will fall because of the arrest,” he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, Voon held that arresting anyone during late nights or early mornings should be discouraged if involving ordinary citizens, for it could inflict unnecessary fear.
“People could be put to unnecessary fear of the police, especially if police officers came in huge numbers, heavily armed with their special blue lights from their vehicles switched on.
“This can unnecessarily attract the attention of people and embarrass not only the family of the suspect but the people of the neighbourhood who could be the suspect’s friends and acquaintances,” he added. — DayakDaily