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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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Challenge to IGP Fuzi to quote chapter and verse from the PAC Report on 1MDB which states that there is ‘nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB” or that Najib had not committed any crime in the 1MDB scandal!

For the past five days, informed and concerned Malaysians must have felt very uneasy and uncomfortable, as if a bone is stuck in the throat, with the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun’s ridiculous statement that there is “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB”?

I challenge Fuzi to quote chapter and verse from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report on 1MDB, submitted to Parliament in April 2016 which states that there is “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB” or that Najib had not committed any crime in the 1MDB scandal.

This is because Fuzi had used the PAC report to reinforce his contention that there is nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB” and the PAC Report has been used by those in power to cover a multitude of sins in the world’s worst kleptoracy, claiming that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had not commited any crime in the 1MDB scandal.

I stand corrected, but as far as I can remember, there is no mention of Jho Low whatsoever in the PAC Report. Just compare the PAC Report with the 251-page 958-paragraph United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) kleptocratic litigation under the US Kleptocratic Assets Recovery Initiative 2000 on the US4.5 billion 1MDB funds stolen and money-laundered in various countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Singapore, which is studded with references to Jho Low all over the litigation.

Such a comparison will highlight why the PAC Report is a faulty document. The whole world knows about the linkage between Jho Loh and 1MDB – in fact we can state without fear of contradiction that without Jho Loh, there would be no 1MDB. Read the rest of this entry »

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IGP Fuzi had done in six months what his predecessor Khalid Abu Bakar dared not do in five years as IGP – exonerating Jho Low in the 1MDB scandal

The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has done in six months as the top cop in the country what his predecessor Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had not done in his five years as IGP – exonerating Jho Low in the 1MDB sc scandal.

Why Khalid dare not say in his five years from 2012-2017 as IGP (during the “happening” years of 1MDB scandal) what Fuzi said last Wednesday that there is “nothing to link Joh Low with 1MDB”?

Does Fuzi needs a re-education on the 1MDB scandal and Jho Low’s role in it, which has resulted in 3Is for Malaysia – infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy? Read the rest of this entry »

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Why did IGP go out of a limb to make the ridiculous statement that there is “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB”?

For the past three days, informed and concerned Malaysians must have felt very uneasy and uncomfortable, as if a bone is stuck in the throat, asking why the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, had gone out of a limb to make the ridiculous statement that there is “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB”?

The whole world knows that if there is no Jho Low, there is no 1MDB.

How had the Malaysian Police, which had quite an international reputation for its professionalism, sunk so low as to come to such a conclusion which has made the Malaysian police the laughing stock of its police peers in the world and the butt of jokes of the international community? Read the rest of this entry »

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IGP Fuzi has made Malaysia the laughing stock of his peers in the world and Malaysia an international laughing stock with his statement last night “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB”

Is it possible for a top public servant to destroy his public standing and repute, even his professionalism, with one act or statement?

Yes, and the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, has furnished such an example with his statement last night that “nothing to link Jho Low with IMDB”, which made him the laughing stock of his police peers in the world and Malaysia the laughing stock of the international community. Read the rest of this entry »

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No reason why a competent, efficient and professional police force could not re-unite Indira Gandhi with her nine-year-old daughter Prasana Diksa three days after the Federal Court judgement

Long-suffering mother Indira Gandhi has made a most heart-rending plea that she only wants to see and hold her daughter, Prasana Diksa, who was taken from her nine years ago when she was only nine months old when her ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah unilaterally converted Prasana to Islam.

Indira has said that she wants to put aside the issue of religion as her concern as a mother was to ensure her wellbeing.
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Malaysia police say beer festival axed due to security fears

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Sept 21, 2017

An annual beer festival in Kuala Lumpur has been axed due to information that militants were planning to sabotage the event, police said Thursday.

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall on Monday banned the “Better Beer Festival,” scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in a shopping mall, without giving any reasons. It followed protests from an Islamist party that called it a vice festival that could lead to criminal acts, rape and free sex.

The festival, which features craft beers from 43 breweries worldwide, has been held in Malaysia annually since 2012. The cancellation has angered many Malaysians, who slammed it as a sign of growing Islamization in the country.

National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police have information that unidentified militants were planning to sabotage the event because it was deemed to be against their struggle. He said that several other parties, which he didn’t name, were also planning to create chaos at the festival.

“To avoid any incident beyond our control, police have to be proactive by objecting to the organizing of the festival in order to ensure public safety and security,” he said in a brief statement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is this the first blot on the professionalism of the new IGP?

I have just seen the statement by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, on the Kuala Lumpur City Ban on the Better Beer Festival next month, and I asked myself whether this is the first blot on the professionalism of the new IGP?

The job of the top policeman in the country is to lead the police force to fight crime and ensure the safety and security of Malaysia to its citizens, visitors and investors and not to play politics with the sacred duty of the police force for the benefit of one or two Ministers.

Out of the blue, Mohamad Fuzi said the police information that certain quarters were planning to cause chaos at the Better Beer Festival 2017 slated to be held next month in Kuala Lumpur and this is the reason the police were opposed to the event.
The IGP said: “There was information that militants were planning to commit sabotage at the festival, as they believe it was against their struggle.
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MCA reduced to a party without political principles as well as a thoroughly indisciplined one whose President is not respected even by the other MCA leaders whether at national, state or local levels

MCA has been reduced to a political party without principles as well as a thoroughly indisciplined one by the proposed “Better Beer Festival” event in Kuala Lumpur next month.

The MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai seems to take his double role in the Merdeka video “Citizens” seriously, first opposing the Kuala Lumpur ban on the proposed “Better Beer Festival” but quickly caving in and even endorsing the ban after the Cabinet meeting this morning on the ridiculous grounds of “security”!

But the MCA is a thoroughly indisciplined political party, whose President is not respected even by the other MCA leaders whether at national, state or local levels, who continue to say the very opposite of the stand of Liow Tiong Lai, even blaming the DAP for “strengthening” PAS to successfully oppose the Better Beer Festival!

Have security and safety in Malaysia become so tenuous and perilous that the Better Beer Festival, which had been held for the past several years, have to be banned because of “security” reasons?

Is this the way to promote tourism and turn Malaysia into a tourists’ haven when even the Federal Government and the Police cannot guarantee the safety and security of a very localised event, like the Better Beer Festival, in the Federal capital?

Isn’t such a ban encouraging the extremists and fanatics to up their demands, even sending a signal to “Islamic State” supporters that Malaysia is a fertile ground for them to cultivate to spread their brand of bigotry, extremism and intolerance in Malaysia? Read the rest of this entry »

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Saravanan has given the new IGP the first test of his professionalism on Fuzi’s second day as the No. 1 Policeman in the country

I congratulate Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun’s appointment as the new Inspector-General of Police and welcome his commitment on assuming the post that he would tackle long-standing police problems like deaths in police custody and corruption in the police force.

I also commend the Malaysian police for its success in thwarting a plan by a member of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group to attack the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games last week.

Fuzi revealed on Tuesday that the suspected attacker, a 25-year old Philippine national, had been involved in fighting, kidnapping and beheading of foreign hostages in the Philippines.

The new IGP can be assured of the DAP’s full support in police efforts to ensure the safety and security of Malaysians in the their own country, whether in the homes, streets or public places, and to restore public confidence in the professionalism and non-partisanship of the police to fight and reduce crime and unlawful activities in Malaysia.

This is why DAP Members of Parliament are asking the Police for a briefing on the terrorist threat by Islamic State and other organizations in Malaysia.

What cannot pass notice however is that the MIC Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports M. Saravanan, has given Fuzi the first test of his professionalism as the new IGP on his second day as the No. 1 Policeman in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three suggestions for Malaysians to believe that RMP the best police force in ASEAN

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has borne out my contention in my response on the same day to the keynote address by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the 13th Invest Malaysia conference where he portrayed me as the “most powerful person” in Malaysia who could make a former Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Minister as my stooges and puppets.

I said that Najib’s greatest enemy does not come from DAP or Pakatan Harapan but he himself, simply because he has zero credibility – and that applies to his Ministers and the Najib administration as well.

Yesterday, Zahid said a skeptical public still sees the police as ineffective despite cutting the national crime rate by 47% in the past eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is another disappearance totaling five persons missing in past six months further proof Malaysia in trajectory of a rogue state?

Malaysians are shocked that another social activist has gone missing, making a total of five persons missing in the past six months.

The latest case of missing person is Peter Chong, former aide of Subang MP R. Sivarasa.

Peter has been missing for more than three days. His son has reported to the police but to date there has been no news on his whereabouts.

Prior to Chong’s disappearance, he had complained on Facebook about a motor-cyclist who was a stranger approaching him and warning him on March 31 about people vanishing.

The other four who have disappeared since November include pastor Joshua Hilmy and wife Ruth, Perlis Hope activist Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh.

Such disappearances have never happened in the past sixty years.

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Who has the final authority on the police ban of the Mahathir-Nazri debate – the IGP or the Home Minister?

The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, has turned the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, into a cypher (dictionary definition – “a person of no influence”) on whether the police should ban the Mahathir-Nazri debate to be organized by Sinar Harian at its premises in Shah Alam on Friday.

What is most shocking is that the police ban came within 24 hours of written police consent for the debate.

Not only the majority of Malaysians, but the majority of the police force, cannot accept Khalid’s absurd claim that the police are merely exercising their discretionary powers provided under Section 3(3) of the Police Act 1967 in banning the debate between former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz on grounds of maintaining public order.

Khalid is scraping the bottom of the barrel invoking Section 3(3) of the Police Act, as this section makes no mention that the police enjoys “discretionary powers” to ban the debate. Read the rest of this entry »

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