Khalid should resign as IGP if he is not prepared to give top priority to roll back the wave of crime in the country instead of carrying out his obligations to his political masters in UMNO/BN

  1. “Minister’s daughter injured when victim to snatch thieves” (Sin Chew)

  2. “Retired teacher loses her life and jewellery in house break-in” (Star)

  3. “Elderly Ipoh woman killed in house robbery” (New Straits Times)

If anybody in Malaysia needs to be convinced that there is a rife, rampant and runaway crime situation in the country, these three headlines in today’s printed media should be adequate and convincing proof, as they are about (i) the 26-year-old daughter of the Communications and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek who lost cash and personal belongings amounting to RM8,000 to two snatch thieves near a hypermarket in Ampang and was slightly injured on her right knee in the 11.50 a.m. incident yesterday; (ii) retired primary school teacher Khalijah Abu Samah, 74, who was killed during a robbery at her home at Kampung Sungai Jai, Beranang, Kajang and (iii) elderly citizen, A. Sampuranan, 75, who was killed in a robbery in her house in Ipoh.

But there is one person who does not seem to be convinced that Malaysians are suffering from an unacceptable and intolerably high rate of crime and prevalent fear of crime – and that person is the new Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, even though in the first week of his appointment as the No. 1 top police officer, his own sister was victim of a break-in in her bungalow in Mantin in Negri Sembilan and the sister of the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was also victim of a house break-in in her double-storey bungalow in Petaling Jaya!

But the national tragedy is compounded, for the country not only has a new IGP but also a new Home Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi who is also not concerned about the rampant crime situation as he regards Pakatan Rakyat leaders and civil society activists who are committed to peaceful and democratic process of political change as bigger enemies than the real criminals themselves!

Khalid should resign as IGP if he is not prepared to give top priority to roll back the wave of crime in the country instead of carrying out his obligations to his political masters in UMNO/BN.

A person who is not prepared to recognize and give top priority to reducing crime and eradicating the prevalent fear of crime is just not fit to be the IGP of Malaysia.

I am completely shocked that Khalid has misinterpreted his duties and responsibilities as IGP in a manner whereby keeping Malaysians safe and free from crime and the fear of crime is not his No. 1 duty.

Two days before May 5 polling day of the 13th General Elections, the outgoing IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar assured all Malaysians that the police will continue to maintain public safety and security regardless of which coalition wins the general elections.

When Ismail declared that “Our duties do not depend on the results of the elections”, his assurance earned plaudits as it had credibility.

Why has the Police leadership veered from the independence, impartiality, professionalism upheld by Ismail in a short period of two weeks after the appointment of Khalid as the new IGP?

I hope it is not necessary for MPs to move a collective censure motion in the first meeting of the 13th Parliament to demand the resignation of Khalid as IGP for the simple reason that he is neither concerned nor capable of declaring an all-out war against crime to ensure the safety of Malaysians, tourists and investors and to eradicate the prevalent fear of crime in the country as he is more interested in regime-protection of the UMNO/BN government.

  1. #1 by alikim on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 5:48 pm

    The new IGP should place priority in fighting against crimes, especially snatch thefts, rapes n robberies, otherwise, he should resign immediately. Shameful for not being able live up as a police officer to fight crimes!

  2. #2 by sotong on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 6:03 pm

    Sorry-lah, they are too busy protecting their political careers…..other matters can wait or not a priority.

  3. #3 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Trouble is he thinks he is the deputy-Deputy Home Minister.

  4. #4 by rjbeee on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 8:33 pm

    This is the problem with quota system, half baked fellows being promoted…cari makan, next will appointed as attache in London..hehehehe

  5. #5 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 9:23 pm

    Paul Low says to lodge all complaints to EAIC, but he does not know how to do it though. He, as Minister, hasn’t a clue.

    EAIC has been most inefficient since its foundation. Last Monday, Malaysia’s former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad reportedly said that the EAIC has been very “costly”, with only one disciplinary action taken since its establishment in April 2011.

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 9:55 pm

    Najib is partly to blame for picking an IGP to protect him and not the rakyat.

  7. #7 by Cinapek on Friday, 31 May 2013 - 11:57 pm

    You would think that the newly minted IGP and his deputy, both of whom came from a CID background would prioritise crime fighting against the rakyat. Instead, their promotions seems to have given them a new direction in life and that is to terrorise the people with selective persecution and instil fear and intimidation to the public.

  8. #8 by black dog on Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 9:00 pm

    What would kelantan, selangor and penang government purpose? Settle the problem in state level, and you will win more support in other state. No need to talk of other people or as they say ” bash happy” or feel happy by bashing people. You know, the example of transparency of penang, the humane selangor government and the friendly kelantan government win the rakyat over. If you settle the crime in state level, and BN fail in other state, PK will be the rakyat hero and win more seat. Simple as that. Same in semenanjung, same in boneo

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