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#kerajaangagal25 – If there is a secret ballot in the bloated Cabinet whether Hamzah Zainuddin should be removed as Home Minister, the unanimous verdict would be a ‘Yes’!

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If there is a secret ballot in the bloated Cabinet whether Hamzah Zainuddin should be removed as Home Minister, the unanimous verdict would be a ‘Yes’!

It is very significant that apart from the PAS Secretary-General and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament) Takikyuddin Hassan, no other Cabinet Minister, including the Prime Minister, had spoken up for Hamzah since he was embroiled in the “CPO interference” scandal a week ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal22 – Hamzah would have been forced to resign as Home Minister if Malaysia is a normal functioning democracy

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If Malaysia is a normal functioning democracy, Hamzah Zainuddin would have been forced to resign as Home Minister as happened to John Profumo in the United Kingdom in 1963 as Secretary of State for War for the Christine Keeler scandal or Abdul Rahman Talib as Minister for Education in Malaysia in December 1964 when he lost the defamation suit to the People’s Progressive Party leader, D.R.Seenivasagam.

But Malaysia is not a normal functioning democracy and does not even try to be one. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal19 – Call on all the seven living ex-IGPs to speak up whether they had faced political interference in appointing State CPOs

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There is now controversy whether the Inspector-General of Police has unfettered power to appoint State Chief Police Officers (CPOs) and whether it is the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin, in his capacity as chairman of the Police Force Commission, who is politically interfering in the matter by usurping the powers and functions of the IGP on the appointment of the State CPOs.

In a recorded phone call, which the Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin has admitted was his voice and that there was nothing wrong with the phone call, Hamzah reiterated his position that as chairperson of the Police Force Commission, he is responsible for the promotion and placement of police officers, including the appointment of State CPOs. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal16 – Musa Hassan should know that just because a wrong was committed in the past, it should not be allowed to continue and the simple truism that two wrongs do not make a right

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I do not know what the former Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Musa Hasan is trying to do or say.

He said there was nothing new in politicians interfering with police affairs as it has happened even during his tenure as Inspector-General of Police which disrupted police operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for public inquiry into the shocking allegation of “prison inmates being pepper-sprayed on their privates during quarantine”

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I call for a public inquiry into the shocking allegation of “prison inmates pepper-sprayed on their private parts during quarantine”.

The families of 10 prison inmates have filed police reports after their incarcerated relatives claimed to have been abused while being quarantined at the Jelebu Prison in Negeri Sembilan.
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#kerajaangagal16 – In failing to establish a RCI on IGP Hamid Bador’s serious allegations about corruption and interference with police independence and professionalism, is Muhyiddin a worse Prime Minister than Abdullah Badawi who set up a RCI on Lingam Tapes with regard to illegal fixing of judicial appointments?

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The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ahmad Hamid Bador is ending his tenure as the No. 1 Policeman in the country on Tuesday with more than a flourish as his farewell press conference on Friday outlined what prevented the Royal Police Force from being an independent, professional and world-class police force and what afflicted the Malaysian society, viz:

1. Political intervention in the police force.
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Deputy IGP Acryl should instruct police to open investigation into IGP Hamid Bador’s various allegations of police corruption and interference with police independence and professionalism if he is not to assume the IGP office on May 4 with the greatest trust deficit

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani should instruct police to open investigation into the IGP, Abdul Hamid Bador’s various allegations of police corruption and interference with police independence and professionalism.

Deputy IGP Acryl was reported by Berita Harian as saying that Federal Police have opened an investigation paper into the case of a newsreader who had allegedly made slanderous remarks on television under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentionally insulting any person with the likelihood that such provocation will break the public peace. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal11 – Call for public inquiry into the death of A. Ganapathy

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The mysterious death of A. Ganapathy warrants the establishment of a public inquiry to reveal its actual circumstances and cause.

I welcome the MIC proposal for an independent investigation into the death of A. Ganapathy, whose legs were amputated and later died after being detained by the police.
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Malaysia has descended into a hypo-kakistocracy (hypocrisy-kakistocracy) with the statement by Muhyiddin that he had advised UMNO Ministers not to quit

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Malaysia has descended into a hypo-kakistocracy (hypocrisy-kakistocracy) with the statement by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, that he had advised UMNO Ministers not to quit.

Muhyiddin said he had advised the UMNO Ministers to remain in the Cabinet to take into account the people’s interest and the country.

Muhyiddin is being quite hypocritical, when what he really meant was that the UMNO Ministers should remain to take into account Muhyiddin’s interest and survival and not that of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia has become almost a kakistocracy when the Cabinet is not bothered about the country’s performance in the Covid-19 pandemic or unconcerned about corruption and lack of professionalism in the police force

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Malaysia has become almost a kakistocracy when the Cabinet is not bothered about the country’s performance in the Covid-19 pandemic or unconcerned about corruption and lack of professionalism in the police force.

The Cabinet had two historic challenges yesterday – firstly, whether it will advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong to convene Parliament to spearhead a national mobilisation campaign to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control by Malaysia Day on Sept. 16, 2021 and to be a better performer on the world stage in combating the Covid-19 pandemic; secondly, whether it will set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Police Integrity and Professionalism and to turn the Malaysian police into a world-class police force?
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Will the Cabinet address two historic challenges today or will it prove to be historic failure although it is the biggest Cabinet in Malaysian history?

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The Cabinet has two historic challenges today.

Firstly, will the Cabinet discuss and decide to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong to convene Parliament to spearhead a national mobilisation of Malaysians to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control by Malaysia Day on Sept. 16, 2021?

Secondly, will it discuss and set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Police Integrity and Professionalism and on how to turn the Malaysian police into a world-class police force? Read the rest of this entry »

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IGP’s assurance that police “doubling efforts” to find Indira’s daughter long overdue as this case is major blot on police professionalism

The assurance of the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador that the police are “doubling efforts” to find Indira Gandhi’s daughter Prasana Diksa is long overdue as this case is a major blot on police professionalism.

Hamid said he was taking a personal interest in the case and hopes for “a happy ending.”

He said: “I can assure Malaysians that I am taking a personal interest in this. I want a happy ending to this episode.

“It’s very sad and touches the hearts of Malaysians. We are talking about a mother (separated) from her daughter.

“I have asked my men to double their effort. The team is working on something, but I cannot reveal what.”

Indira’s ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah took Prasana when she was just 11 months old, and unilaterally converted all his three children to Islam in 2009.

A lengthy legal battle between Riduan and Indira ensued, involving both the syariah and civil courts.

Indira’s two eldest children now live with her, but the whereabouts of Prasana and her father remain unknown.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Tuesday, 30th July 2019)

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Call for upward revision of housing allowances for police personnel in Johor Bahru and other major cities to offset higher cost of living

During the visit  of my team to the Johor Baru Utara Police and the briefing by the Johore Baru OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Taib Ahmad and the other police chiefs in JB Utara district, I was shocked to learn of the terrible condition of police housing in the area.  

I am reminded of one of the  11 recommendations of the Police Royal commission 14 years ago which recommended the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) which was headed by former
Chief Justice Tun Mohamad Dzaiddin and former and longest-serving Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar to improve the welfare for the police force.

One of these recommendations proposed the
provision of “special allowance for PDRM personnel stationed in major cities, such as the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, and Georgetown to offset the higher cost of living faced by them”.
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Let first year of Pakatan Harapan Government be the year of the kleptocrats and the second year be the year of the sharks in the war against corruption

The objective of the new Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, to eradicate corruption in the police force is a very tall order and he deserves the support of all right-thinking Malaysians, as the police had been regarded as among the most corrupt of all government departments.

In July 2017, the then Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said that the Royal Malaysian Police was acknowledged as the best in ASEAN, but this international recognition was not the general Malaysian perception. He estimated that only 20% of the public were positive about the police.

Zahid’s claim in 2017 that the RMP was acknowledged as the best in ASEAN was not borne out by the 2017 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) study released by Transparency International in February 2017, based on a survey of 16 countries in Asia-Pacific.

The 2017 GCB found that the 60% of the respondents from Malaysia felt that the level of corruption in Malaysia had increased, which was higher than the regional average of 40%; 62% felt that the government was handling the fight against corruption in government BADLY, as compared to the regional average of 50%. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hamid Bador is doing what none of his 11 predecessors as Inspector-General of Police had dared to do in six decades: for the Malaysian Police be among the cleanest and most incorruptible government departments in the country and among the cleanest and most incorruptible police forces in the world

Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador is doing what none of his 11 predecessors as Inspector-General of Police had dared to do in six decades – for the Malaysian Police to be among the cleanest and most incorruptible government departments in the country and among the cleanest and most incorruptible police forces in the world.

His warning to the “men in blue” to sever ties with criminals before it is too late for them to repent is welcomed by all Malaysians who want to see the Malaysian police force to be among the world’s top police forces, which is efficient, professional, people-friendly and corruption-free – symbol of a New Malaysia.

Hamid Badar said that as long as the policemen had not been nabbed, “haven’t worn the orange jumpsuit yet”, there was time for them to disentangle themselves from the underworld.

He reminded all police personnel to remember the oath they had taken, swearing that they will uphold the law instead of getting involved in vices. Read the rest of this entry »

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With the objective to ensure that PDRM is one of the top world-class police force, Parliamentary Caucus on Governance and Institutional Reforms will review the Royal Police Commission Report to study whether its 11 recommendations to improve welfare of the police had been implemented in the past 14 years

Bagi memastikan PDRM menjadi salah satu pasukan polis yang bertaraf dunia, Kaukus Reformasi Urustadbir dan Institusi Parlimen akan merujuk semula kajian Suruhanjaya Diraja Polis untuk menyemak sama ada cadangan-cadangan penambahbaikan kebajikan anggota polis yang dicadangkan telah dilaksanakan sepanjang 14 tahun yang lepas

Dengan pelantikan Hamid Bador sebagai Ketua Polis Negara yang baru, PDRM kini bersedia untuk menjadi sebuah pasukan polis yang bertaraf dunia.

Oleh itu, Kaukus Reformasi Urustadbir dan Institusi Parlimen yang dipengerusikan oleh Ahli Parlimen Port Dickson, Anwar Ibrahim, akan menyemak semula pelaksanaan cadangan-cadangan penambahbaikan kebajikan anggota polis seperti yang dicadangkan oleh Laporan Suruhanjaya Diraja tersebut.

Selain daripada cadangan utama penubuhan satu badan bebas Suruhanjaya Aduan dan Salah-laku Polis (IPCMC) — yang telah dipersetujui oleh PDRM setelah menentang penubuhannya selama 14 tahun, dengan pengumuman Menteri Dalam Negeri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin bahawa rang undang-undang IPCMC akan dibentangkan ke Parlimen sebelum hujung tahun ini — Suruhanjaya Diraja Polis tersebut telah juga membuat 11 cadangan bagi menambahbaik kebajikan anggota polis. Read the rest of this entry »

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IPCMC should inquire into the causes of the hundreds of cases of deaths in custody in the twelve years between 2006 and 2018, starting with the most recent cases

The announcement that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) would be set up is a victory for all Malaysians and NGOs which had consistently demanded that the Police must transform itself into a friend and ally of the people to keep crime low, by ensuring that the Police conduct itself with full accountability, particularly where there are suspicions that instead of being upholder of law and order, the police had broken the law.

In fact, the setting up of an IPCMC had been one of the most important recommendations of the Police Royal Commission which was set up in the early years of the Abdullah Badawi premiership.

Unfortunately, the Police Royal Commission’s IPCMC proposal in 2006 was not implemented because of strong objections from the Police leadership at the time, which acted in a very short-sighted manner in their objection and obstruction to the implementation of the IPCMC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fuzi Harun should step down as IGP if he cannot comply with Interpol protocol to put Jho Low on the Interpol Red Notice List

Although I am far from the country as I am in the Australian capital of Canberra, I am utterly shocked to read of the excuse given by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun about the police problem complying with Interpol protocol to put the 1MDB mastermind and the No. 1 Malaysian international fugitive from justice, Jho Low, to put him on Interpol Red Notice List.

Fuzi said Interpol has its own protocol in deciding whether to make the names on its wanted list public, when responding to a news report that the names of several Malaysians – including former police officer Sirul Azhar Umar, white collar criminal Michael Soosai and car theft syndicate mastermind Robin Hai – are still on the list, but not that of Jho Low and his father. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lawyer Siti Kasim’s wrongful arrest and police abuse of powers have catapulted the issue of IPCMC to the forefront of agenda for institutional reforms in a New Malaysia

Lawyer Siti Kasim’s wrongful arrest and the police abuse of powers have catapulted the issue of Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to the forefront of the agenda for institutional reforms in New Malaysia.

Malaysians are not interested in any police-bashing as the police play a vital and essential role in any ordered and civilized society. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Malaysia reaching a stage where anyone who questions Najib about RM2.6 billion donation in his accounts or “wife of MO1” about the RM144 million pink diamond necklace gifted by Jho Low would be committed “crimes” liable to police arrest and lock-ups?

Malaysia has plunged to a new low in law enforcement with the arrest of Anak Pdeneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Anak) chairman and AMANAH Supreme Council member, Mazlan Aliman.

Earlier today, Mazlan said in a brief posting on Facebook he was arrested by police this morning at his home in Kulaijaya around 1.35am this morning.

Was it necesssary to effect midnight arrest of Pakatan Harapan leaders as if they were potential fugitives from justice who would abscond from the law and country if arrest warrants are issued against them during normal hours.

Let me assure the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Fuzi Harun that Pakatan Harapan leaders are not like the 1MDB scandal mastermind, Jho Low, who had become an internatiional fugitive from justice and is even afraid to appear in Malaysia, which is supposed to be his homeland!

I believe I can speak on behalf of all Pakatan Harapan leaders that the police just have to contact and inform us that an arrest warrant had been issued for our arrest, and we would freely and peacefully surrender ourselves to the law, without any tantrum or obstruction. Read the rest of this entry »

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