Police initiate inquiry paper on Minister's alleged involvement in KLIA incident
SHAH ALAM - The police have initiated an inquiry paper into the incident involving Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last Thursday.
Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan confirmed that an investigation is underway to determine if any wrongdoing occurred during the incident.
"The police are currently conducting an investigation based on the inquiry paper, which grants them the power to summon individuals for statement recording.
"At this stage, we are in the process of identifying the individuals to be summoned for their statements before taking further action," he said when contacted.
Hussein clarified that the police have received only one police report regarding the alleged incident involving Tiong, and it was filed by a member of the public.
Last Thursday, a commotion ensued at KLIA when a minister allegedly entered the international arrivals hall to "rescue" a Chinese national.
Tiong later revealed that he was the minister involved and questioned whether he or the immigration officer on duty had abused their authority during the incident.
He expressed gratitude for exposing the alleged culture of corruption among officials at the country's arrival gates.
The Immigration Department conducted an immediate investigation following media reports, as stated by Immigration Director-General Datuk Ruslin Jusoh.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry, responsible for the department, is awaiting a comprehensive report on the incident before determining the next course of action.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki announced that the agency will investigate the corruption allegations at KLIA and gather relevant information soon.