The police will not drop investigations against Catholic weekly theHerald’s editor Father Lawrence Andrew, despite the Attorney-General’s Chambers returning its investigation papers with the order for a more detailed probe. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar (left) said it is “quite common” for investigation papers to be returned, after being submitted for the first time to the chambers, with instructions to conduct more investigations.
However, Khalid sai, there was no need to recall Lawrence to give his statement again.
“They have given instructions to do more investigations, but for this case, there is not much to do and we can resubmit the papers in a short time,” he told a press conference today. Khalid said this after launching the police’s 'Green Blueprint’ at the Prime Minister’s Office today, which includes signing a memorandum of understanding with Dfran Research Technologies to test drive a Proton Inspira police car it had retrofitted to run on hybrid power, with the possibility to purchase more.
Khalid said this when asked to comment on the ‘Allah’ row, where Lawrence is currently being investigated under the Sedition Actfor reportedly saying that churches will continue to use ‘Allah’ for God in the Bahasa Malaysia services.
Just hours after the Selangor police said the investigation had been completed yesterday, deputy solicitor-general II Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah told Malaysiakini that the papers have beenreturned to the police.