It’s utterly pathetic that an IGP would resort to childish petulant sulking nonsense. The tax-paying public don’t have to take this unacceptable rubbish from this public servant. He’s not entitled to do any of that. The police force is not his private property, to hold as ransom over the heads of the true employer, the Malaysian public.
For too long the Home Minister (one after another) has been negligent or cowardly for not taking firm steps against such rebellious threats from a police chief.
In 2006 the previous IGP, Mohd Bakri Omar, had threatened retaliation against AAB’s agreement to establish the IPCMC.
In my 2006 post IGP worried, PM wishy-washy, PAS whoring? I wrote:
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng criticised the police threats of its work-to-rule and en bloc resignation consequences if the IPCMC is established:
“By threatening to allow crime to rise is utterly irresponsible and a complete surrender of the moral and legal authority of the police."
“Those who can even entertain allowing crime to rise and put property and public safety at risk as a mark of protest should either resign or be sacked for such selfish and anti-national interests attitude.”
“Abdullah must act quickly to regain the initiative over his agenda of anti-corruption, transparency, accountability and good governance by ending the open police ‘revolt’ so as to regain control of the police force.”
At that time I wrote a letter to Malaysiakini (published), that the police arrogance might yet turn into a blessing in disguise for a then increasingly unpopular PM Abdullah Badawi. I commented that it was ironical that AAB had been presented with a God-sent opportunity to redeem himself.
If he had tamed the feral Malaysian police force by immediately sacking the IGP and the top layer of police officers, he could well be another Truman or Sadat - dull 'deputies' who took over from flashy flamboyant predecessors, but who by a fate of history became world or outstanding national leaders in their own rights.
Fate indeed presented Abdullah Badawi with a golden opportunity at a crucial moment in his career. Alas, he failed to seize that momentous opportunity. Carpe diem capitulated dreadfully!
Instead AAB saw the blackmailing former IGP off with a hero’s send-off and a Tan Sri award. What an utter f*up.
Now, does Hishamuddin dare to take appropriate disciplinary action against a threatening IGP? Sack him immediately!
[But people, don’t hold your breath though - Hisham rather waves a keris than his ministerial authority]
The Malaysian Insider IGP reminds media not to twist police statements where it was reported that the IGP said: “I am sad by what happened to the victim and his family. I am sadder that my statement had been twisted to give another meaning.”
above underlining are mine
Isn’t he a nice guy – he certainly has his priority correct and all in the 'right place'!
Wish IGP was Japanese!