Once again I surfed the malaysiakini roundup of headlines from the mainstream papers.
The one which caught my eyes was the New Straits Times stating that the IGP, Musa Hassan, has provided only a feeble response to allegations in a website concerning links between the Chinese underworld and the police.
It also gave the usual warnings about defamation, slander and libel to bloggers, who according to a minister, are mainly unemployed female liars. Looks like I am fairly safe then,
Wasn’t the IGP honoured recently with the title of Tan Sri?
And I believe the rushing of extra police personnel plus equipment to Johor to deal the appalling epidemic of crimes in Johor has been nothing more than bandaid treatment at best, and cheap publicity in general.
Besides, deploying those extra resources from other states to Johor would be like robbing Peter to pay Paul.
The problem is deeper than lack of resources, though this could be one of the contributing factors.
... which is why we badly need the IPCMC.
But our wonderful...............ly incompetent IGP (not forgetting his predecessor) had/has been resisting the watchdog organ because of fear of retribution.
My letter to malaysiakini proposing a solution a la ‘half a loaf of bread is better than none’ was published a couple of months ago – maybe it’s time to dig that up again, and revive the call for the IPCMC.
... because I have no confidence the IGP or his senior management will be able to solve our disgraceful state of crimes.
Amnesty for IPCMC - unpalatable but necessary tradeoff