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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.

Why are they happening now? Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Revocation of police permit for Dr M-Nazri debate evidence that the Najib government is running scared of the ordinary people demanding accountability for 1MDB scandal; Najib has no answer to these questions and is unable to clear Malaysia of the curse, infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy

I have just learned of the news of the revocation of police permit for the debate between former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and the Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, less than 24 hours after the police had earlier given its approval for the debate.

This is most shocking, outrageous and preposterous.

Only last month in South Korea, eight judges of the South Korean Constitutional Court unanimously decided to uphold the impeachment motion of the South Korean President Park Geun-hye in December, removing her from the highest office in the country, and she was arrested yesterday on charges related to abuses of power and corruption.

This is the strength and resilience of democracy and human rights in South Korea when sixty years ago, any notion of democracy and human rights in South Korea was non-existent as it was ruled by a dictatorship – at a time when we achieved Merdeka on August 31, 1957 with the pledge in the Proclamation of Independence of “peaceful and orderly advancement as a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy”.

Forty-nine years ago on November 24, 1968, I had a six-hour “Great Cultural” public debate with Professor Naguib Alatas, then representing Parti Gerakan, with a packed audience at the MARA Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur, but today, a debate between a former Prime Minister and an incumbent Cabinet Minister to be held at Dewan Sultan Muhammad Ke-5, Kompleks Karangkraf, Shah Alam organised by Kumpulan Media Karangkraf next Friday has to be aborted because of revocation of police permit for the debate.

Are we making progress in democracy and human rights or are we regressing and going backwards in the past six decades, where a debate between a former Prime Minister and an incumbent Cabinet Minister in private premises could be regarded as a security threat and has to be banned by the police in a gross abuse of powers! Read the rest of this entry »

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Do the four MCA/Gerakan Ministers agree with the four-day remand of Kuan Yau for his “vulgar, vituperative and vitriolic” Facebook posting?

I am not surprised by “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau’s arrest by the police, as this had been the yearning of MCA and Gerakan leaders since Kuan Yau’s appearance on the ceramah circuit exposing MCA and Gerakan hypocrisies whether in government or outside.

But I am very surprised and even shocked that Kuan Yaw has remanded for four days for his Facebook posting against the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Rosman Mansor.

This is an open-and-shut case which does not justify any single day of remand, unless we have the most inefficient, incompetent and unprofessional police force, which I do not believe.

This leaves only one explanation left – a gross abuse of powers to detain Kuan Yau, a way to punish Kuan Yau for being a fierce and popular critic of MCA and Gerakan in the ceramah circuit in the past few years.

Kuan Yau’s four-day remand may warm the cockles of the hearts of MCA and Gerakan leaders and die-hards, but if they understand justice and fair play, they know it is very wrong to abuse powers just to take vengeance against anybody. Read the rest of this entry »

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I do not endorse Kuan Yau’s language on his Facebook which is vulgar, vituperative and vitriolic but it is no crime and no basis to arrest him or to deploy scarce police resources against him

I was shocked to learn of “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau’s arrest by the police in Penang on my way from Parliament to Malim Nawar, on the basis of a police report by Johor Jaya MCA branch.

He will be brought down from Penang to Johor Baru by the police for investigations against him.

I visited Kuan Yau’s Facebook as it was the subject of Johor Jaya MCA police report report against Kuan Yaw.

I do not endorse Kuan Yaw’s language on his Facebook which is vulgar, vituperative and vitriotic but it is no crime, and definitely no basis to arrest him or to deploy scarce police resources against him.

On the way here, I read of the Open Letter by the second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani to DAP MP for PJ Utara, Tony Pua, calling for “ceasefire” on the 1MDB scandal and suggesting that everybody should give the 1MDB scandal a “rest”.

While I look forward to Tony Pua’s reply to Johari tomorrow, I do not think that national interests will be served by giving a “rest” to the 1MDB international money-laundering scandal when every day the 1MDB scandal is making waves and news headlines all over the world – as it is the largest kleptocratic scandal in the world in recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Home Minister and IGP to ensure that the two teenagers in Klang police custody are not subjected to police abuse or torture

I am very concerned about the continued remand to two teenage boys in Klang, who were detained along with death in custody victim S. Balamurugam. Especially whether they are being physically abused while in police custody and detention.

Their lawyer Mishant Thiruchelvam said the two 16-year-had been “beaten up and detained in an adult lock-up” instead of being kept in a separate facility.

Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on Feb 6 when he was found in the same car with two other men, one of whom was wanted by the police.

He died in police custody at the North Klang district police headquarters on Feb 8.
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Call on Cabinet to give priority to my private member’s bill to establish IPCMC to restore public confidence in the police by ending police corruption, misconduct and abuses of power – as IPCMC should have been established 10 years ago if not sabotaged by police officers

I call on the Cabinet to support and give priority to my private member’s bill to establish the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to restore public confidence in the police by ending police corruption, misconduct and abuses of power – as the IPCMC should have been established 10 years ago if it had not been sabotaged by police officers.

The IPCMC was the most important recommendation of the Police Royal Commission set up by the fifth Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the first flush of his premiership to transform a Malaysia with “First World Infrastructure, Third World Mentality” into an advanced nation in all dimensions, especially good governance and government accountability and transparency.

We seemed to have regressed to the period more than a decade ago before the establishment of the Police Royal Commission headed by the former Chief Justice, Tun Dzaiddin with former Inspector General of Police Tan Haniff Omar as Deputy Chairman when public confidence in the police was at an all-time low, with widespread complaints about police corruption, brutalities and indiscipline resulting in many deaths in police lock-ups. Read the rest of this entry »

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Home Minister Zahid should propose the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in March Parliament to end criminal police custodial deaths as the EAIC is just a toothless creature

Together with the DAP for Klang, Charles Santiago, I visited Natthanan Yoochomsook, the widow of the latest police custodial death, S. Balamurugan, 44 and his 14-year-old daughter Yanika Balamurugan at their house at Solok Bukit Mertajam off Jalan Kapar in Klang.

As Charles said, quoting Suhakam, Balamurugan is the 243rd death in police custody since 2000.

This is most shocking and outrageous, as 12 years ago, a Royal Commission was established to end criminal police custodial deaths and to create in the police force a culture of zero tolerance for criminal police custodial deaths.

But the situation has not improved and may have even worsened when compared to more than 12 years ago.

What has happened?

Why are we regressing instead of improving in good governance, accountability and transparency in all aspects of our public institutions?

Balamurugam’s death in police custody, and the latest case of official impunity for breach of the rule of law and the utter disregard for the sanctity of human life in the case of Penang prison inmate Chandran Muniandy, who nearly met death from his treatment in prison, must be the final cases of a broken-down criminal and penal system. Read the rest of this entry »

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