Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 9th of May, 2014
On April 26th, 2013, amidst the 13th General Election’s campaign, Royal Malaysian Customs Deputy Director General II Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim was shot to death while on his way to work in Putrajaya. At that time, the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, was reported to have said “We cannot accept it when an enforcement officer becomes the victim. It is as though the culprits are challenging the authorities.” However, more than one year later, there has been no update in the investigation of his murder.
Last year, the son of Shaharuddin, said that he suspected his father’s murder was in connection with his investigation into a Langkawi based car smuggling syndicate. In August 2013, Mohd Akhtar Shaharuddin expressed his disappointed that 4 months after his father’s murder, the police had not made any progress in their investigation. Mohd Akhtar has indicated that as of the end of April, he has not received any calls from the police to inform him of the latest status of their investigation.