In his last speech, the outgoing IGP alleged that there were third party interferences disrupting the command and control of the police force. Some of his choices of words were:
"...yang mengecewakan saya kadang kala ada interference daripada pihak2 yang lain dalam kita menjalankan tugas...,there shouldn't be any third party yang memberi arahan2 kepada Pegawai Polis bawahan tanpa pengetahuan Ketua Polis Negara. .... ini adalah satu tindakan yang salah, because ianya tidak selari dengan command and control of the pasukan Polis..."
- Tan Sri Musa Hassan, Outgoing IGP-
That obviously ruffled some feathers somewhere and not many people were happy about it. And now comes the usual denials, retaliations, counter-accusations etc…but hey, what’s new…Malaysia boleh rite?! However, one really caught my attention. The comments from Tan Sri Robert Phang, Chairman of the Social Care Foundation, I find to be quite… eeeerrrrr hhmmm ….funny…not haha funny, but “funny” funny….
You can read his comments here: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/36-local/8347-phang-musa-ungrateful-to-former-masters.html
Below are some of HIS "funny" comments that I have extracted:
1) “Has he forgotten that his tenure as top cop was extended thrice by former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin?”
Taiko, you see, when you say that, what it means is that the IGP position was given to Tan Sri Musa and tenure extended thrice not based on competency and achievement, and so he should be indebted to “them” because if it were based on merits alone he would not have been there for so long… so to show gratitude he has to serve “them” as “masters” and not the people, even if there is a conflict… what this implies is that Tun Abdullah, Datuk Seri Najib, and Dato Seri Hishamuddin have all extended his tenure because of the vested interest that they have in this position…OR in other words (and a much more interesting one is that) you are implying that Tun Abdullah, Datuk Seri Najib, and Dato Seri Hishamuddin have all corrupted the transparency and independency of the police force…so taiko, is this what you are claiming…ada berani?
2) “…Just because his tenure has not been extended, he has now suddenly found his guts to speak up for the force and champion independence”
So you do admit that all these while the police force is not independent? If the police force has always been independent, then what is there to champion?
3)“Musa should look at himself in the mirror and ask whether he had contributed to the enhancement of the police force. The nation’s crime rate is at worrying state and the public has lost much confidence in the police force”.
Classic, if you can’t refute his allegations, then attack him personally…okayla taiko, I give you the benefit of the doubt…so he is ineffective, he has not done a good job and was an irresponsible IGP who didn’t help improve the image of the police force and the crime rate….hhmm…taiko, then why did Tun Abdullah, Datuk Seri Najib and Dato Seri Hishamuddin renewed his tenure three times ah? If like you say he is not competent enough, and if it were up to any normal thinking human being, then no one would have extended his contract…not even once…let alone three times. Oklay, since I am in a good raya mood today, let me give you two possible scenarios for you to choose as your defense. One is that he is really an incompetent IGP but whose tenure were renewed thrice because Tun Abdullah, Datuk Seri Najib and Dato Seri Hishamuddin has vested interest in keeping him as the IGP and therefore depicts the lack of transparency and independency of the police force. Second option is that he is incompetent (still), but the three politicians are busy politicking and couldn't care less about the worrying crime rate in the country or if Tan Sri Musa is the right person for the IGP position and therefore would be easier to blindly extend his tenure instead of finding a replacement. So taiko, which one…the IGP incompetent, or the ministers and prime ministers are incompetent?
4)“…don't tell me that he is Mr Perfect and thus the government should not interfere?”
Aiyo…so got interference or not? One time say don't have, now say got…which is it la taiko… if he is acting within the law then why interfere?…if he has done something deemed wrong but is not illegal, then draft a law or code of conduct or whatever to control him…and if he breaks it, then sack or reprimand him…why have all this subjective interferences based on whims and fancies…the latter will only send out the message that the government has a hand/say in all police actions…with all these hanky-panky going on, how can you blame the people for saying that police investigations against brader anwar was not fair.
And the best of all, Phang also urged Musa to clarify whether he is a Law Degree holder or just finish Diploma in Criminology…Phang said “He must clarify. The public need to know. There is a very much different between Law and Criminology”.
Tan Sri Musa, make sure you put that clearly in your resume next time you retire, not when you were first appointed because Tan Sri Phang obviously feels that you are not fit for the position, and it seems that he feels very strongly of this only when you retire...so folks, retirement is not as easy as it used to be...u need to be qualified to justify your employment pre-retirement in order for you to retire…so Tan Sri Musa, please take note…the people NEED to know your qualifications when you retire, just as much as I NEED to know if my neighbor washes his backside after he takes a crap!