Police shenanigans

— Sarjen Rossem
The Malaysian Insider
Dec 04, 2012

DEC 4 — There might be a need to order more popcorn, seeing that two former top cops are feuding openly in public. I refer to today’s The Malaysian Insider report on Datuk Ramli Yusuff and Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

Both speak about political interference and their revelations point to one real fact. That the Polis Di Raja Malaysia is in shambles.

Ramli accuses his one-time colleague of fixing evidence and mixing with underworld figures. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Can we believe such fanciful tales?

These revelations are all the more ironic and distressing at a time when public confidence in the police is already at a low due to the apparently rising spate of crime around the country.

Yes, I know. It is just a perception. There is no rise in crime, because there are fewer reports about crime. The police are doing a good job. I should trust them. Just as much as I should believe there is a tooth fairy

Are we going to get more details if these two senior policemen reveal more in their very public quarrel? I do hope they are brave enough to tell all and show proof of such shenanigans by the top officers.

And what does the government of the day, the current home minister, have to say about this? They have been mum about this.

There has been past revelations of police crack unit personnel being involved in murder-for-hire schemes and the latest is four policemen being charged with rape.

How can we trust the boys in blue if these stories are true? They are supposed to be our protectors to ensure peace and security in the country. Instead of being loyal to King and country, they appear to be self-serving men with their own agenda to gain power and money.

We need a police force we can trust and be proud of. Both Ramli’s and Musa’s revelations show us a different picture. What more with political intervention from the powers-that-be.

I urge the prime minister to intervene and investigate this matter as thoroughly as possible. Distrust of the police force is the first step to not trusting the government.

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 11:46 am

    When policemen fight among themselves, then something got to be rotting somewhere. Let them fight so that we will all know where the rots are.

  2. #2 by cseng on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 12:09 pm

    You abuse the system, disrupts the order, get prepared to be bitten back by these abuses and disruptions. It is a universal law named ‘Karma’.

    If you can buy their greed, buy into their fear, to do your dirty work. What make you think other can’t.

    It shows system is corrupted, once broken, these are extremely difficult to re-build.

    Look at many third world countries, you can changed sets of corrupted leaders, but you never short of them. Who ever goes up eventually as corrupted, no matter how naive and holy during opposition.

    If the corrupt system and process is too strong, gravy train is too big, too many depend on it. Try ask Umno leaders how difficult is this? and how easy to be carried away by greed and fear.

  3. #3 by cseng on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 12:11 pm

    These are all symptom of power struggle in an abuses and corrupted system.

    Either BN is not seen as next government or Najib is not seen as next PM.

  4. #4 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 2:35 pm

    Najib and Geng just does not know what to do. Maybe they are all part of the feud and just want to lie low, very low, before they all get shot. Maybe they are all just plan incompetent and dead lost. Either way, they are all liabilities and should be got rid of pronto.

  5. #5 by Indon Planter on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 9:47 pm

    You URGE the prime minister Sarjen? You are really cute!

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 10:36 am

    Look at past IGPs – they have been rewarded with comfy positions either in the private sector or with government-links..What has Musa Hassan got? Practically nothing..Why?

    We all know from Musa Hassan is no saint. But what exactly happened that now Musa Hassan is willing to take on his former political bosses AND his ex-colleagues/underlings in fact?

    What does it really mean? PDRM need a complete re-boot. I don’t know if the present IGP is good, bad or same. But the fact of the matter is structurally, PDRM is broken. You don’t fix these things using people who have a history with the broken system. You need something someone else to come in, to reset – that is an entirely new IPCMC that is answerable to Parliament.

  7. #7 by Cinapek on Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 1:37 am

    That Musa Hassan dares to openly make such serious and damning allegations against the UMNO ministers and the system they perpetrate says a lot about his disdain for what they can do to him in retaliation or shut him up. Perhaps he has so much dirt on them that he is not afraid of what they might or can do to him?

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