LAPORAN DARI SARAWAK REPORT........
(LYON, FRANCE) INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, has replied to a call by an International NGO coalition to arrest Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib"), Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, and thirteen of his family members on charges of corruption, fraud, abuse of public office and related crimes.
In a letter to the Swiss Bruno Manser Fund, INTERPOL's General Secretariat states that "INTERPOL's assistance may be activated only by the decision of the competent domestic authorities and at the request of the national contact point - National Central Bureau (NCB). Should you wish to trigger criminal proceedings against the individuals at stake, you are kindly advised to contact the national police and/or judiciary."
According to INTERPOL's website, the National Central Bureau for Malaysia is directly under the command of the Inspector General of Police, the head of Malaysia's 102'000 strong police force.
Last month, the Bruno Manser Fund and sixteen co-signatories called on the Malaysian Attorney General, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Inspector General of Police to take immediate police action against Taib and thirteen of his family members and accused them of having formed an international criminal organization.