You probe me, I probe you

Written by Francis Siah

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

I was ‘honoured’ to be welcomed back at the Kuching airport on Monday (Aug 8) by five police officers.

Immediately after I crossed the immigration counter at 6.15pm, one of them who introduced herself as ASP Angela ak Ladie, approached me and she and her colleagues then ushered me into a room. Another introduced himself as Sub-Inspector Simon Low. The others said they were stationed at the airport.

I was given a letter stating that I was required to be at the Sarawak police headquarters on Aug 10 at 10am for the purpose of recording my statement under Section 112 Criminal Procedure Code.

If I fail to do so, the police will report such refusal to a magistrate to issue a warrant to secure my attendance. I duly signed an acknowledgement of receipt and was given a copy of the notice.

To be fair, they were friendly and courteous to me. I even managed to joke whether they need five people to arrest a weak senior citizen like me who can’t even run. What a waste of police resources!

I told them the same thing and stuck to my guts. If they really want a proper statement from me, then the police must also call in the chief minister. Otherwise, they will never get one from me. This is a matter of principle.

I have already decided to do this. After meeting the police commissioner [CPI note: Siah is presently at the police headquarters], I will write the followingg in my statement:

“I have nothing to say until I’ve been informed that the police has also recorded a statement from Taib Mahmud following the police report I lodged against him for corruption, money laundering and abuse of power on March 13, 2011. Period!”

In my meeting with the CP, I may also tell him that MoCS has set up a civil service committee to check into the background of senior police officers. Once we have evidence, we will report the ‘tainted’ officers to MACC.

Already, I’ve been informed of the background of one senior police officer who is sitting pretty high at the Badruddin police headquarters. That is also our job – we must have a clean civil service. Police, Immigration, Customs and the Road Transport Department are government departments notorious for involvement in graft and abuse of power.

Remember people, the police have the right to investigate and interrogate civilians. We too have that right to probe them. Every year, some 300 police officers are sacked by PDRM. Something must be very wrong in the police force.


Francis Siah heads the Movement of Change Sarawak (MoCS) and is organising the MoCS ‘Walk for Democracy’ event scheduled for this Saturday, Aug 13

  1. #1 by drngsc on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 8:05 am

    Hi Francis,

    Our thoughts are with you. All Malaysians want a clean government. Kita orang BERSIH, tak mahu KOTOR.
    Please take care when you deal with bullies.

    We need to change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is our best chance

  2. #2 by dagen on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 8:45 am

    Pro-Bersih vs pro-kotor. The choice is obvious people!

  3. #3 by k1980 on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 8:56 am

    Is “You probe me, I probe you” quoted from saifool bookhari?

  4. #4 by pulau_sibu on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 10:57 am

    Is this Siah originally from Meradong (Bintangor)?

  5. #5 by k1980 on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 11:37 am

    The govt is hopping mad over the case of Asyraf Haziq being waylaid and robbed in London.

    However, the govt is keeping quiet over another case (see link below) which happened at almost the same time at at Taman Danau Desa.

    So it is not ok for a malaysian to be mugged in a foreign land but ok for a malaysian to be mugged in his homeland?

  6. #6 by monsterball on Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 3:49 pm

    “You probe me,I probe you”
    That’s the Citizen rights Francis Siah practices with no fear.
    More and more smart Malaysians values their divine rights more than their lives.

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 3:07 am

    Salute to Francis! 星星之火,可以燎原

  8. #8 by waterfrontcoolie on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 8:37 am

    When a nation has fallen into the 4th world, we will need all the outsiders to tell us, what’s wrong and right.mwe are suppose to be in the 1st world or is this just propaganda? it looks more like Zimbabwe, wjen the poer that be have plenty to hide; police power is abused wantonly! We will have to wait for a change at Putrajaya and hopefuly, notwithstanding their preparedness with their oversea investments with Malaysians’ cash, the ICJ will catch up when the time finally arrives!!!!

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