IGP: Yusoff Rawther’s Polygraph Test Results Not for Public Consumption

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Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has dismissed as “speculation” claims that Muhammed Yusoff Rawther had lied in his polygraph test conducted on Dec 17.

Last month, Muhammed Yusoff – a former research officer for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim – filed a statutory declaration claiming that he was sexually assaulted by the Port Dickson Member of Parliament.

The claim was denied by Anwar, who is also PKR president.

Police have since opened an investigation paper and called both Muhammed Yusoff and Anwar to record their statements pertaining to the case.

On Friday, Abdul Hamid reiterated that the polygraph test is only a tool used by police in the course of any investigation.

He added that there is no need for police to share the results of the polygraph test with the public.

“This is just speculation (on claims that Muhammed Yusoff had lied in the polygraph test).

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“We will not make findings from the polygraph test (public). Any findings and evidence obtained will be given to the Attorney-General for a decision,” he said, after being asked whether Muhammad Yusoff had lied in the test.

Abdul Hamid also pointed out that polygraph test results are inadmissible as evidence in court proceedings and are only be used by investigators to help ascertain the veracity of a person’s claim. – NST