Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim made a shocking revelation today - he said he found a 'hidden video camera' in his office yesterday afternoon. The video camera was hidden behind a window curtain in the MB's office, which is located on the 21st floor of the state secretariat building in Shah Alam.
According to Khalid, he discovered the camera at about 6pm yesterday when it made a beeping sound due to a low battery.
However, he said that he will not be lodging a police report as yet because he wants to conduct his own “investigations” first. “We're going to get experts to look into the system and we're going to review all the recording from the CCTV in my own office. It will probably take at least a week,” he said during a press conference after chairing the state exco meeting this afternoon. When pressed further on why he would not lodge a police report immediately after such a security breach, he said that he wanted to “save the police time” by doing his own snooping. Khalid said he was unsure how long the device had been in his office, but added: “There is a recording of me in my office for the whole of yesterday”. He also said that when he queried the other exco members as well as the state secretariat building's security department, they said that they are not aware of the device and system. Khalid also said he will be reviewing security measures following the incident.
Security breaches 'not uncommon'
Security breaches at government offices are not uncommon in the country. Last Monday night, there was a “minor attack” on Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when a man hit him on the shoulder in the driver's room of the VIP car park at the Komtar building. Aides for Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department T Murugiah also found a parcel containing a threatening note and two bullet casings in front of his office at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya in May last year.