The police should focus on important cases and not abuse their powers just to target and harass DAP activists, particularly young promising talents like Syefura Otham (Rara).
Rara is wanted for police investigation under the Sedition Act 1948 over a case which is a year old, and for use of a controversial hashtag on her FaceBook which were used by hundreds if not thousands of others at the time.
Is the police going after the hundreds or thousands of others on the social media for using the controversial hashtag after the passage of a year, and can the police explain why this is so when the police have more urgent and important businesses at hand to uphold law and order?
There is a new website which went up on the very same day (July 28) that Tan Sri Gani Patail was summarily sacked as Attorney-General and Tan Sri Muhyiddin sacked as Deputy Prime Minister, making the most ludicrous and outrageous allegations and top officers in government, especially key officers in three of the four “Special Task Force” investigating into 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) – for involvement in an international conspiracy to topple the elected government of Malaysia, and among those named is the Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
Zeti has today pointedly denied that she and Bank Negara were involved in a purported plot to topple Najib as Prime Minister and warned that BNM would take legal action against the perpetrators of the allegations.
The mystery is why the Internet-savvy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had not done anything in the past two weeks on this malicious and mischievous website, when he would have tweeted a few dozen times if such a website was from Opposition camp and directed at Najib?
Why the double standards, Khalid, or is this proof enough that this website had the backing from very powerful forces – even more powerful than Khalid himself?
Among the important cases which Police have failed to take action would include:
1. The RM2.6 billion in Najib’s personal banki accounts – if DAP or any DAP leader had such astronomical sums deposited into our personal account, let alone from foreign sources, the police will be crawling all over our homes and DAP hqrs for corruption malpractices and an assortment of other offences. Why have Najib been spared from such investigation for over a month since the allegation was made?
2. Investigation of Najib under Section 124 of the Penal Code for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy” in receiving RM2.6 billion from foreign funding. Why has the Police yet to act?
3. Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib has said that the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa and Director-General of Public Service Department Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi could have flouted the law by transferring two MACC officers last week.
Abu Talib said Ali and Mohamad Zabidi could have breached Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing public servants from discharging their duties, and although the transfer of MACC special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zin and MACC strategic communication director Rohaizad Yaakob to the Prime Minister’s Department had been cancelled, the offence convicted still stands.
Have the police investigated Ali Hamsa and Mohd Zabidi under Section 186 of the Penal Code, which provides for a penalty of two years’ jail, a maximum fine of RM10,000 or both.
If the police have not started investigations, I would suggest that Ali Hamsa and Mohd Zabidi to set an example as model public servatns and lodge police reports on the matter to enable the police to start investigations.
(Media Conference Statement on Police investigating DAP activist Syefura Othman under Sedition Act held at DAP hqrs in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 13th August 2015 at 3.30 pm)