Bloody frightening news by Malaysiakini.
A gang war exists. My only (atheist’s) prayer is that no innocent bystander gets hurt – no, we sure as hell don’t want those Yankee-style nonsensical excuse of ‘collateral damage’.
In an article title Commercial crime chief: I’m RM27 mil man, Malaysiakini tells us Ramli Yusuff, the director of the Police Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) has been the police officer investigated for amassing RM27 million in undeclared assets.
And Ramli Yusuff himself admitted it.
But the tale he provided reveals that the central figure of a very dodgy gang war has been an alleged underworld kingpin named Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku.
No, the gang war is not between groups of civilian samsengs. It’s between factions in the Police Force.
According to Ramli, he was ordered to declare his assets after Johari Baharum, the Deputy Internal Security Minister, ordered him to arrest and detain Goh.
Ramli said the ACA and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) - a separate section in the police force - subsequently investigated and cleared Goh. According to Ramli, their investigation “... certainly did not include the subject matter of CCID’s investigations into Goh’s affairs as directed by the deputy internal security minister.”
So, having been cleared by the CID, Tengku Goh or Goh Tengku applied to the High Court to set aside Johari’s banishment order to send him to Budu-land.
Ramli described as an “unprecedented stance” - in other words, he was shocked, gobsmacked, stunned etc – when the Internal Security Ministry’s (note, not Deputy Internal Security Ministry’s) legal advisor - who is an officer of our world’s famous Attorney-General’s Chambers - declined to help the CCID to fight the case.
Malaysiakini continued the story as:
Instead, the legal advisor had ordered Ramli and his officers to prepare by themselves affidavits of the events surrounding their preparation of investigative papers on Goh.
“I was under advice at the time that the AG was under a duty to advise and assist us in the preparation of the said affidavits under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution and the Government Proceedings Act, 1956," he said.
Instead, Ramli said he had to seek legal advice from a private law firm to draft the affidavits.
A case of the Police Force or AG’s office abandoning a police officer on a matter related to police duty. A case of the Police tables being turned on the CCID. Who has been the innocent or the guilty?
Maybe the IGP and AG Abdul Gani Patail can tell us more?
According to Ramli , the ACA then got nasty. It started to investigate his department’s officers for allegedly abusing their powers. Ramli also revealed that the ACA arrested Rosli Dahlan, the lawyer who had helped the CCID to prepare its affidavits. Rosli was subsequently charged in court for failure to declare his assets after he was ordered to do so by ACA.
Ramli lamented “Within the week, several officers of the CCID were arrested and charged in court for allegedly falsifying evidence concerning the banishment of Goh.”
Then the crunch came – Ramli revealed the most frightening aspect of the sordid internal war within the Interrnal Security Ministry/Police Force.
He said the identities of police informants were obtained in a manner that ignored arrangements to protect those informers. The method used deliberately ignored or circumvent the Inspector General's Standing Orders. He said this blatant disregard of security measures to protect the ID of informers has brought about a clear and present danger to the intelligence gathering ability of the police force and its ability to protect its informants.
Kaytee can only concludes that Ramli has revealed all this in a press conference to go on the offensive against the other ‘gang’ - who knows, perhaps under instruction from his 'boss'.
Now in August I posted What's AAB up to, extending Musa Hassan's service?
I then wrote:
Since Musa Hassan assumed the position of IGP, the crime rate hasn’t improved. In fact it has become worse. On performance alone, I wonder why the PM/Internal Security Minister has seen fit to extend Musa’s service?
Secondly, it’s known that he can’t get along with Johari Baharum, the Deputy Minister of Internal Security, an unworkable situation in Internal Security, where Malaysiakini has reported the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) is now divided, with loyalties of police officers spilt between Johari Baharum and Musa Hassan.
Surely that’s not an acceptable working situation. PM AAB must get rid of one of them to ensure there is unity of command in the RMP. And the PM must also explain why he has not foreseen this impossibly monumental problem.
We cannot afford this gang war within the Internal Security Ministry-Police Force, no, not at a time when the crime rate has soared to a historical high and the security situation is considered to be disgracefully in the pits.
But the man responsible for allowing this to continue is the Minister of Internal Security, none other than the PM, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
(1) We're a 'clean' nation
(2) Corruption allegations - AG more like Defence Attorney?