Endanger Malaysia's National Security
Inspector-General of Police
Incompetence at all levels
Nothing demonstrates the perverted priorities if not for the plain idiocies of Chief of Police Musa Hassan when he sought the help of Interpol to find Raja Petra Kamarudin. Then as if to remove any residual doubt we have of him, his senior officers questioned DAP leader Lim Kit Siang over an alleged seditious speech.
He, like all our other leaders, is too incompetent to fulfill the obligations that we have entrusted unto him.
Unable to execute their duties, these leaders resort to indulging themselves in silly things so they can keep themselves occupied and looking busy. They are like the incompetent mechanic who cannot fix your car, so he busies himself wiping the dirt off the windshield. Meanwhile you still cannot drive your car out of his repair shop, and your bill for the ‘non-repair' keeps piling up.
The chief function of a police force is to maintain public safety. No sane Malaysian would consider Raja Petra or Lim Kit Siang posing a threat to public order. The only threat they pose is in exposing corruption and dereliction of duty at the highest levels of our government.
To average citizens, crime - from the violent purse snatchers to multi-billion-dollar corruption - is now the biggest worry.
- If Musa had listened to his many subordinates who had been victims of violent crimes, he would know what is worrying Malaysians the most.
- Musa Hassan's calling in the Interpol is a particularly egregious example of his incompetence.
Yes, the Interpol is an international organisation to help police units apprehend fugitives. What the organisation has in mind are fugitives that would pose serious public danger, as for example the recent case of Mas Selamat. Musa Hassan is abusing his authority and wasting the expensive resources of Interpol to boot in doing what he did. Interpol's constitution prohibits ‘any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.'
- Where was Musa Hassan when Hishamuddin did his race-taunting bit with his keris a while back?
I have yet to hear or read Raja Petra asking his readers to brandish their ‘kerises' or to have them dripped in the blood of non-Malays. That would be criminal - inciting hatred - especially in a plural society. Raja Petra's pen (or more correctly, keyboard) has been more powerful than those ketchup-dripped UMNO ‘kerises'
- With Raja Petra, the police already know that he is in Australia, specifically Brisbane. If that were the case, why seek Interpol's intervention? A simple call to the local Australian embassy for assistance should suffice. Musa Hassan has to be particularly ignorant not to know that Raja Petra's activities are exclusively political, specifically exercising his rights of freedom of speech and to dissent.
Like many Malaysians, I support Raja Petra in this.
Indeed, what he is doing should also be the duty of all Malaysians. Unfortunately, not many have his courage. Our nation should count its blessings in having a brave and tenacious citizen as Raja Petra. A lesser mortal would have given up a long time ago.
Yes, Raja Petra has made many serious allegations against our leaders, including and especially Najib Razak . However, to invoke the criminal statutes on such matters clearly demonstrates abuse if not corruption of the criminal justice system.
If Najib Razak feels that those allegations are baseless or libelous, resort to the tort system. Hire your own lawyers and not have the public funds support your personal defence or private suits. Raja Petra's many articles pertaining to Najib Razak contain numerous specific facts, named many individuals, and cited precise locations that they could easily be corroborated or denied by resorting to physical forensic evidences.
Chief of Police Musa Hassan's erratic and incompetent leadership would have been tolerable, if it were the exception.
Unfortunately, his is part of a general pattern, with no hope of change in the foreseeable future. That is the sorry and continuing mess Malaysia faces.