KUALA LUMPUR— The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) admitted today knowing a man who allegedly collected bribes from operators running illegal businesses that would be channelled to the police.
In a press conference today, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that he and his family members were all known to the man, named Gopinathan Krishnan in a report by whistleblower site Sarawak Report, but said that he would never be in cahoots with any criminals operating illegal activities.
“People who know me and my family members, if they do any illegal activities, they have to answer for it. In this case, this Gopi, if he has done any illegal thing, in this case SPRM is investigating, and me and my officers will give full cooperation to SPRM in this investigation,” Khalid said, using the abbreviation to refer to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
“Yeah, he is known to me and he is also known to my family,” he said, when asked if he does indeed know Gopinathan, as alleged in Sarawak Report two days ago.