IGP asks the public to stop speculating about the fugitive dad’s case and warns all parties to be careful with what they say when commenting on the Federal Court decision.
The police have used all resources within the force to locate M Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband and daughter, according to Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
He said the CID had first been assigned to the case.
“All elements of the PDRM have also been told to track down K Pathmanathan @ Muhammad Riduan Abdullah and Prasana Diksa.
“We hope the public will refrain from making unsubstantiated claims and speculation on the matter.
“This is a sensitive matter. Assumptions can jeopardise public order and national security,” Fuzi said.
He also said all parties should be careful with what they say when commenting on the Federal Court decision.
On January 29, the Federal Court ruled in Indira’s favour, nullifying the unilateral conversion of her three children to Islam by her ex-husband.
Fuzi had said that efforts were ongoing to trace Riduan.
It was reported that police believed he is still in the country as Immigration Department records show he has not left Malaysia.
On April 29, 2016, the Federal Court ordered the Inspector-General of Police to arrest Riduan for not having complied with a High Court order to hand over their youngest daughter Prasana Diksa to his former wife.
In May 2014, the Ipoh High Court ordered Riduan to hand over Prasana to her mother, but he has failed to do so until today.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Association of Muslim Scholars (PUM) insisted on Monday that they are standing by what they said despite being warned to “watch their words” for alleging there could be religious violence over the court decision on unilateral conversions.
According to media reports, PUM president Abdul Halim Abd Kadir said he will never condone anyone leaving the religion and this is why he will not back down from his earlier statement on the Federal Court decision to nullify the conversion of Indira Gandhi’s three children to Islam.
PUM had raised the ire of the police and other bodies when it urged the authorities to stop looking for Riduan and Prasana Diksa.
The group alleged that if the authorities go on with their search for the duo, this would possibly lead to religious violence.
“I do not want to say anything further. But as a Muslim, I stand by my belief.
“We definitely cannot allow children who had been converted to Islam to leave the faith,” Halim was quoted saying.
Responding to PUM, Indira pleaded that the issue of religion be put aside, adding that all she wanted was to see her youngest daughter.
“I know she is a Muslim now. I respect her decision, but as a mother I need to see and hold her,” indira said.