Challenge to Hishammuddin to have opinion poll on Home Ministry website whether the prominent media photo of him and IGP as best of pals are genuine or just “for show”

Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein gave an immediate response to my press conference in Parliament yesterday, when I had commented on the photograph of him and the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan “making up” which was given prominent coverage in all the media as mere show.

I said the two must not take Malaysians as four or five-year-old children who are gullible and would believe the photo-shoot as proof that all was well between the Home Minister and the Inspector-General of Police, as if what happened over the past few days and their statements never existed!!

I called on Hishammuddin and Musa not to have any “cover up” and to address the real issues concerned.

Hishammuddin accused me of exploiting the “purported rift” between him and the Inspector-General of Police, even saying that it was “not easy” for the Home Minister and the Inspector-General of Police “to act out things”.

I challenge Hishammuddin to have an opinion poll on the Home Ministry website whether the media photo of him and IGP as best of pals are genuine or just “for show”.

I have confidence that the overwhelming majority of over 95% polled would return the answer that it was just a show.

If the Home Minister and the IGP are the best of pals, can Hishammuddin explain why the IGP was not informed beforehand before he made the announcement on 15th March that Musa would be replaced as IGP when his retirement comes up in September?

In fact, for almost a week later, Musa had not been officially informed that he would not get another extension as IGP come September. This is obvious from Musa’s answer in the Mingguan Malaysia interview with the IGP dated 21st March 2010, viz:

“Q – Mungkin terdapat kemungkinan Tan Sri menyambung perkhidmatan selepas September depan?

“Musa – Itu saya tidak tahu. Saya tidak boleh bercakap apa-apa. Kena tanya kerajaan atau Perdana Menteri kerana beliau saja yang tahu.”

From this answer, it is clear that Musa has not taken Hishammuddin’s announcement as the last word, despite Hishammuddin’s statement that “I know who is going to replace the IGP. I know who will replace the commercial crime division director.”

It was Musa who talked about “a third force” which was by-passing the IGP and giving direct orders to the police behind his back without his knowledge, and that this “third party” could be politicians or certain individuals.

Musa must explain what he meant by this “third party” which had circumvented the IGP and undermined his authority – or is he saying that he had been misquoted by Mingguan Malaysia?

With the approach of Police Day this year, both Hishammuddin and Musa have been busy spinning about the achievements of the police in fighting crime.

In today’s press, for instance, Musa boasted a big dip in the crime index, amounting to 13.2% in the first two months of this year compared to last year.

Are both of them aware that this alleged 13.2% dip in crime index is not accompanied by any increase in public confidence in the police capability to keep the country safe from crime and the fear of crime for the people, investors and tourists?

One reliable indicator of public confidence in the police to free the people from the scourge of crime and the fear of crime will be whether in the first two months of this year, there has been an accompanying 13.2% in the dismantling of guarded and gated communities in the country – reflecting the return of Malaysia to greater normalcy like in the first four decades of Independence!

I dare say without fear of contradiction that in the first two months of the year, there is not only no dismantling of guarded and gated communities but a sharp increase in new guarded and gated communities – probably by more than 13.2%!

  1. #1 by Bunch of Suckers on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Hanjin Chengho

    You’re the first person to [deleted] genuinely! Go, Chengho go! You will be luxury awarded! Your Bank Accounts would be increasing ten folds….

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 5:08 pm

    I believe Hishammuddin is angry with Musa Hassan because if public security is bad, spontaneously the rakyat will point their finger at the Home Ministry rather than Musa Hassan. Perhaps Hishammuddin is asking himself, “Why must I be made a scapegoat because of Musa’s incompetence?”

  3. #3 by All For The Road on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 5:19 pm

    The rakyat are not fools. They cannot be hookwinked by just a photo.

    Time will tell and reveal the truth!

  4. #4 by dagen on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Show. I agree.

  5. #5 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 5:46 pm

    The issue of relative greater importance is not whether the Home Minister & IGP have staged a show on their palliness or there exists a rift but whether there is substance in IGP’s allegations of a ‘third force’ undermining his execution of his official duties, and if so why this ‘third force’ and the nature of it is not (so far) disclosed and action taken against those comprised in it. Or if not why the IGP will say a thing like that that is not factual.

  6. #6 by lopez on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 6:36 pm

    human faces tells the inner person , some people have skill and give the poker face.

    hisapmutin don’t, and it is very clear , no doubt about… untrained eye also can tell.

    He is a FAKE….just like trying to be minister and you people placed him there.

  7. #7 by Thor on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Pal or no pal between those two, why should we care!
    What is more important to us is how to “boot” them out fo good!
    Wish to see no more of their blardy crooked face!

  8. #8 by ekans on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 12:55 am

    The establishment of more guarded & gated communities in residential areas had gathered so much momentum that there’s now a requirement that every resident has to agree before such a security system can be implemented in the neighbourhood.
    Yes, police patrols in cars and on foot are more noticeable now, but hopefully, this is not some short-term knee-jerk reaction to those privately funded guarded & gated communities.

  9. #9 by johnnypok on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 2:44 am

    Both do not have the respect of the people at large, and yet they are put there, which is why all kinds of problems pop out and remain unsolved.
    We should learn something from Singapore, otherwise by 2020 we will be bankrupt.

  10. #10 by monsterball on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 3:25 am

    At last…my comments posted in,,, with no problems.
    On those two jokers ….where got Malaysians in their minds and souls.
    These selfish racists can never unite Malaysians.
    Both talk and do things…all for UMNO BARU and politics ….day in day out.
    IGP applies double standards…and Krismuddin is a disgrace to his grandfather.

  11. #11 by undertaker888 on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 7:54 am

    saw the pictures alright. Larry, curly and moe. Looks like curly and moe are itching to poke each other’s eyes.

    Three misfits at the helm governing us. I see trouble la. All fit into this 3C category. Crime, Crooks and Corruption. Maybe 4. Another C for chengho.

  12. #12 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 9:57 am

    Mahathir, just before the fallout with Anwar:
    “Problem with Anwar? No problem, no issues between us. What, you want me to kiss him to show that there is no bad blood between us?”

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