Director Zulkipli should appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee on
Integrity in emergency session to clear all doubts that he is qualified to
continue to helm the anti-corruption agency
by Lim Kit Siang
The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA)
director-general, Datuk Zulkipli Mat Noor should appear before the
Parliamentary Select Committee on Integrity to clear all doubts that he is
qualified to continue to helm the anti-corruption agency.
propose at today’s meeting of the Parliamentary Select Committee that
Zulkipli be summoned to appear at an emergency meeting to respond to
various serious allegations which had been made against him, ranging from
corruption to sexual crimes, which must not remain unrebutted so as to
salvage the credibility, legitimacy and authority of the ACA.
is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee to
establish his integrity in an emergency meeting, he must be removed as the
ACA head. The Cabinet at its meeting should put this item on the top of its
yesterday reported these allegations which were filed last year by former
ACA officer Mohamad Ramli Manan to the then inspector-general of police Mohd
In the July 4, 2006
report, Ramli named the ACA chief - who is a former top cop - and referred
to him as ‘B1'.
“As you are aware,
B1 was a member of your police force and his last appointment there was as
Sarawak chief police officer. It has come to the knowledge of the ACA that
B1 was a very corrupt senior police officer and had amassed substantial
property and assets through corrupt practices,” he told Mohd Bakri in his
Ramli claimed that in 1997 - when Zulkipli was Johor police chief - the ACA
had then learnt that he was “in possession of properties disproportionate to
his known source of income” and had indulged in "immoral and criminal"
Apart from this, Ramli also disclosed that the police had allegedly
investigated Zulkipli in connection with a sexual crime following a report
filed by a housewife with the Dang Wangi police station in Kuala Lumpur.
Following this report, he said the housewife had also filed additional
reports with the police in Negri Sembilan’s Mambau and Kuala Lumpur’s
Segambut as well as Dang Wangi for alleged assault and use of criminal
“There were also evidence of interference by B1 in the course of the police
investigation wherein witnesses were threatened not to cooperate,” said
Ramli also claimed that the ACA director-general owned several business
interests and properties, including six houses in Pagoh, Johor.
He said the ACA learnt that the police had investigated Zulkipli for
allegedly misusing government vehicles to carry out regular checks on these
properties and business interests.
According to the report, these allegations were well-known in the police
circle and several police officers had also offered evidence of B1's corrupt
activities to the Police Royal Commission two years ago.
“As a senior ACA officer, I have to categorically state that B1's continued
presence in the civil service, notably in ACA, whose main duty is to
eradicate corruption, is a security threat to the country,” the report
Ramli expressed hope that the police would launch a thorough investigation
into the allegations.
In the final paragraph of his report, the former ACA officer stated that it
was on record that he had informed the relevant authorities, including the
organisation he had worked for, regarding these allegations since 2003.
However, these were ignored.
“I have to state that this is my last act of national duty since I am going
into compulsory retirement. The ACA being a very important public
institution should be supported by all and sundry and see that it discharges
its national duty in the best interest of the public and country,” said
Ramli, who retired soon after he filed the report.
The ‘first information report’ which was also sent to Prime Minister
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the attorney-general, the auditor-general and
director-general of the civil service, was made public yesterday by the
chairperson of Movement
for Democracy and Anti-Corruption (Gerak) Ezam Mohd Nor at a press
Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic
Planning Commission Chairman