SEMENYIH: The Home Ministry has refuted a report from an online news portal claiming that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun was on a personal trip to Turkey.
Its minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Mohamad Fuzi was on an official visit to the country to learn methods to combat online gambling.
He said the trip was sponsored by Malaysian Totalisator Board, an agency under the Finance Ministry, and it had been approved.
“Initially, I had reservations about the work visit and if it was appropriate (for the IGP), but after careful consideration I decided to allow him to go.
“He is there to learn methods to curb online gambling from other countries. It is important for our police force to know more about this in order to eradicate the vice,” he said.
Muhyiddin said this at a press conference following a visit to the camp of the 4th batallion of General Operations Force’s (PGA) here today.
Muhyiddin said he was not informed on the number of officials for the trip.
On Sunday, an online news portal reported that a few other Bukit Aman top brass including the IGP were on a personal trip to Turkey. The report claimed that Mohamad Fuzi was accompanied by 17 other police officers for the trip and they departed on Feb 7.