Former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Ramli Yusof has cried foul over the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) for dismissing his report as "benda lama (old story)".

NONESpeaking to Malaysiakini today, Ramli said that there is no time limit as to when a criminal or graft case can be probed and that MACC deputy chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdul (right) was making excuses.

Ramli was previously acquitted of five graft charges which he claimed was trumped up, because his team were probing alleged links between then inspector-general of police Musa Hassan and an underworld don.

"Is the MACC willing to investigate their own officer? Is (the inertia) because Mohd Shukri plays badminton with Musa? Is he also covering up for attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail?

“Maybe the MACC is trying to protect its officers who had made fools of themselves for charging me,” he said.

NONEIn 2007, Ramli's men were were suspended and charged in Johor for allegedly recording false evidence. They were acquitted and later reinstated and promoted.

On the other hand, Ramli (left) faced a series of charges which included allegations that he was worth RM27 million. The series of events have been dubbed as the Cop-gate Affair.

Along with former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Mat Zain Ibrahim, Ramli has been campaigning for a tribunal against Abdul Gani and Musa over a series of allegations.

However, as of September 27, de facto Law Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz claimed that the matter won't be probed because no report had been lodged with the relevant authorities.

NFA: False report

Ramli denied that this was the case. He said that he had lodged a police report against a MACC officer named Sok One Esen for allegedly lodging a false police report against him which led to him being charged.

Sok One's report relates to Ramli's alleged abuse of power in using a police light aircraft for personal reasons. However, the Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court was shown evidence that Ramli was not in Sabah at the material time.

Another witness during the trial, the Kampung Tanjung Labian Tunk headman, also provided a testimony that contradicted Sok One's report, which alleged that Ramli had instructed the villagers to vacate their land for a commercial project.

The headman testified that his village still remained as it was, while the Cessna pilots also corroborated with Ramli's alibi.

At the end of the trial, Judge Supang Lian acquitted Ramli without his defence called. The judge also remarked that Musa was an unreliable witness.

Ramli alleged that his report against Sok One had been deemed no further action (NFA) by the attorney-general's chambers.

He added he had also lodged reports against the police disciplinary board and Musa and these were marked NFA as well.

“In one of the reports, there is reference made in the (alleged mob links),” he said, adding that it was not true for the Nazri to say that there were no reports lodged over the matter.