What was reported in mainstream media…..
No Politician Arrested In Tawau Car Seizures
October 21, 2004 15:11 PM
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 21 (Bernama) -- No politician or businessman has been arrested in connection with the seizure of eight vehicles suspected to be stolen in Tawau on Monday, Sabah CID chief SAC II Mohamad Bakri Mohamad Zinin said Thursday.
He was refuting speculation that a Tawau politician-cum-businessman, who owns a logging company, had been detained for using stolen vehicles.
Mohamad Bakri said police were trying to identify whether the seven four-wheel-drive vehicles and a saloon car, seized from several areas including a logging camp, were actually stolen.
The seizures were made by a team from Bukit Aman national police headquarters but the case was being investigated by the Tawau police.
Nine people aged between 25 and 45, including two women, were earlier remanded in the investigation but were released on police bail yesterday.
Mohamad Bakri said the Chemistry Department was checking whether the vehicle chassis and engine numbers had been tampered with while the Road Transport Department was asked to confirm the vehicle documents.
What was not reported…… but of course known to the public
The logging company is Wawasan Gunung Emas Sdn. Bhd. Name and address of the company was sprayed on the vehicle seized, 7 4WD and one Proton Waja. Among those detained for investigation were the recently married relatives of Merotai State Assemblymen, Liew Yun Fah. Liew, the controversial BN candidate from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has sought help from V.K. Liew who was recently awarded Justice of Peace.
According to reliable sources, Liew is not among the directors in Wawasan Gunung Emas Sdn. Bhd. but he is authorised to sign all the cheques. Whether his name was registered or not everyone knows Wawasan Gunung Emas Sdn. Bhd belongs to Liew.
Liew was said to have broken a promise made to a certain party and breaking others’ rice bowl, thus the resulting on reports being made to Bukit Aman instead of Tawau District Police Station.
We will see if money & power will overrule justice.