updates from the papers:
Wong Chun Wai's Shattered Peace on the hill:Datuk Ramli Yusoff is no ordinary cop. He is the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director and ranked in the top five of the police hierarchy. At one point, he was said to be in the running for the Inspector-General of Police post ....CCID director to face charges over his assets (the Star, today)
and Citizen Nades' in-the-face Whistle Blowing Blown to Bits (the Sun, yesterday)
Bungalow, a Kia and a Kelisa. Just a day after his sensational press conference ["I am the officer being investigated by ACA," says CCID chief - Bernama, Oct 30], Ramli Yusuff had to issue another press statement last night claiming that the Anti-Corruption Agency had accosted his sisters in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, earlier in the morning.
The CCID director said the move by the three ACA officers from the Kota Bharu office was questionable ["CCID director questions ACA action against his sisters" - Bernama 31 Oct].
Ramli's decision to speak to the Press has incurred the wrath of the Cabinet but a statement to this effect made by Nazri Aziz, the de facto Law Minister, was retracted by Bernama after it had been sent out to subscribers. Blogger E-Woon managed to post a quote and did a link here.The quotable quotes from Nazri: “We (the Cabinet) feel that Datuk Ramli should defend himself in court and not give a press conference."By the way, the Bernama story on the ACA and the CCID's sisters provides some interesting details about the double-storey bungalow in which Ramli's sick 83-year old father lives with the sisters. The article throws in what cars were in the porch, etc.A check by Bernama showed that everything was quiet at the white double-storey bungalow in Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, where Ramli's father, Yusuff Ismail, stays. Two cars, a Kia and a Perodua Kelisa, were in the compound of the house.
When questioned, Yusuff said he only knew of the allegations against his son from today's media reports.
Yusuff, who was a policeman during the Japanese Occupation, said he has been staying at the bungalow with one of his daughters, whom he referred to as "Mah", following the death of his wife several years ago.