Saturday, July 28, 2007

IGP MUSA – No Corrupt doings, Investigations Closed ; Internet Lies or Truths? – Johari Uses Internet Lies to Nail IGP & No to Police explanation

Malaysiakini has the early on line story H E R E on IGP being cleared off Corrupt Charges.

IGP Malaysia Musa Hassan: Corrupt Allegations Framed by Subordinates; Unacceptable – private positions; Bernama’s False report - Internet, Lies & Truths

So it seems the corrupt allegations against the IGP were framed by disgruntled officers within the rank. Investigation is on going to question the person who lodged a complaint against him. The allegations were published in the internet and yet our Deputy Home Affairs Minister Baharom Johari believed in them and reported to the matter to the ACA. And so is Nat’s case. His reference to the Freewebs site was visited by a police officer and subsequently a police report was filed and became the basis for Nat’s arrest.

This is scary if the Top Cop can be framed in such a way, what about the ordinary folks. The underworld figures are all very mindful of this scenario. When officers conducting raids or road blocks, people might find themselves similarly framed with “evidence” in their possession. And who would the court believed when the case is contested? So in almost all such cases they never surfaced and all these are settled “out of court” perhaps for a lump sum.

The following insightful comment is by Jeffery (at Kit’s blog, Jul 30 07)

“For the record, I don’t have much doubt about what the IGP said or (up to now) any problem with his integrity.Knowing the esprit de corp that normally prevails amongst those in uniformed services, which head of a service would say this of certain sections of his own men – in public - if he didn’t genuinely believe it was true – that he had been framed? What I am worried about is this : if these people even dared to frame the top cop where do we the ordinary citizenry stand if we were taken in and framed? Would we get due process?

Secondly, how do we address the bludgeoning crime problem involving abduction rape etc when certain sections of law enforcement dare to even commit crime allegedly by way of framing even their own boss? This ‘framing’ is a serious matter and getting out of hand and should convince even the IGP that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission should be implemented fast”

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What ‘powers’ do policemen have that allow them to magically frame their boss?I don’t know for sure whether or not Musa is corrupt or not, but assuming he was indeed accused by policemen, don’t you think it took some guts for them to accuse their boss?If you were a lower ranking cop, wouldn’t making accusations against the No. 1 be extremely risky (read:suicidal)? I probably wouldn’t dare do it unless I had some proof, or was pretty damn sure I was speaking the truth.Whatever the case, when we already have the Internal Security Ministry fighting with our top cop, we really don’t need the cops fighting amongst themselves. Can you imagine what effect Musa’s statements have on police morale?If the police leadership is fighting their ministerial bosses, and raising suspicions within their own ranks, guess who’s getting to the streets mad and free?
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Lies, Believes & truths

In practical down-to-earth matter, truth should represent accurately your awareness of something. If I were to repeat what someone said, or if I were to explain what I did, then my common definition of it would be that I presented that information as accurately as possible to the person and therefore expressing truth.

But many of your truthsall of your truthsare beliefs, but as you identify them as
truths, you do not see them as beliefs. You do express them, but you do not identify them as beliefs. So the problem is when trying to communicate your truth to somebody who is different, it almost … there becomes a question of honesty, rather than truth.

You’re not being dishonest if you’re communicating your truth to another individual whose truth is different than yours, but they may perceive it that way.

So do you believe in what UMNO info Chief Mat Taib assertion that Blogegrs are paid RM100000 per month by overseas outfits (see below in Bahasa Malaysia). Is he being dishonest and expressing his beliefs rather than the truth? Bear in mind he is UMNO propaganda chief capable of spreading “lies”

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Musa was ‘framed by his own men’

By : Alang Bendahara and Lee Shi-Ian, NST Team, 2007/07/31
KUALA LUMPUR: The nation’s top cop said yesterday he was framed by his own men, resulting in him being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Agency. "The allegations against me were a frame-up by other policemen, and I am now issuing the warning to all policemen not to abuse their powers," said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan. He said he was happy with the professional manner in which the ACA carried out their investigations before clearing him of any wrongdoing last Friday. "I was never afraid as I was confident of my innocence and gave the ACA my full co-operation during the course of the probe."

However, he expressed concerns as the probe had shown that he was being framed by certain parties within the police force. "I do not know who these officers are but I am sure the ACA will conduct a thorough investigation on the false report lodged by the complainant against me," he said. Earlier, during a press conference on narcotics seizures that were made last week, Musa had warned policemen not to abuse their powers or frame innocent people, saying they would be brought to justice. "The reason I said policemen must be transparent is due to the findings of the probe. Those who abuse their authority will be hauled up by the police disciplinary committee. "If anyone is found to have framed someone or misused their authority, I will not hesitate to take action against them," he said.

On Friday, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail ordered the ACA to close their investigations into allegations that Musa had received RM2 million in bribes to release three men who had been detained under the Emergency Ordinance, saying there was no evidence to implicate him. Gani had said the probe, which began on June 18, had been wrapped up after ACA officers questioned witnesses, including the people alleged to have paid the RM2 million, and checked Musa’s financial records.

On the ongoing ACA probe into allegations of corruption against a senior Federal police officer, Musa said the officer had partly declared his assets and wealth during the last check. "When I took over as the IGP, I made it compulsory for all policemen to declare their assets and wealth every six months.

"If they buy or sell their property, it is a must for them to update their records and declare it," he said. On the subject of policemen holding positions in private companies while still serving on the force, he said it was unacceptable. "It would be a conflict of interest if any of our men hold posts in private companies and it would be an offence subject to disciplinary action." On a related matter, Musa said he had instructed the Bukit Aman public relations office to send a letter to Bernama regarding a report it had published on Friday.

"The report quoting me as saying that I had advised the senior police officer to give full co-operation to the ACA probe was false as I had never said that to Bernama nor any other media that day." He said the Bernama journalist responsible for the story would be asked to explain how the news could have been reported that way.

following is the extract from Bernama Report:

July 27, 2007 23:18 PM
IGP Advises Senior Police Officer To Clear His Name

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan today advised a senior federal police officer under probe (See NST Below) by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to give the fullest cooperation and clear his name. He said this would expedite the ACA investigation and avert unnecessary speculation. "The (ACA) investigation is a normal procedure. Let them complete their probe as it might take time.

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Pengendali blog ditaja organisasi luar; Oleh Abdul Razak Raaff, Berita Harian Jul 29 07

PETALING JAYA: Pengendali dan penulis blog dibiaya organisasi luar negara hingga mencecah RM100,000 sebulan, kata Ketua Penerangan Umno, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib.

ABOVE: Mat Taib surrounded by UMNO puteri beauties after officiating their meeting in Kelana Jaya

Beliau berkata, organisasi berkenaan menaja mereka dan membenarkan laman mereka menyiarkan pelbagai perkara sensitif oleh penulis blog tempatan dan luar negara.
"Kita tidak boleh memandang rendah kerana mereka ini golongan profesional dan kerajaan perlu kaedah khas untuk menangani masalah kemunculan laman blog yang menular seperti wabak penyakit," katanya.
Beliau ditemui pada sidang akhbar selepas merasmikan Mesyuarat Perwakilan Pergerakan Puteri Umno Bahagian Kelana Jaya, di sini semalam. Hadir sama, Ketua Puteri Umno bahagian itu, Norhazlin Ahmad dan Timbalan Ketua Umno bahagian, Datuk Fateh Iskandar Tan Sri Mansor.

Muhammad yang juga Ketua Umno Bahagian Kelana Jaya, bimbang penulisan perkara sensitif di laman blog boleh mempengaruhi pemikiran generasi muda termasuk pelajar Malaysia di luar negara. Ditanya mengenai tindakan pengendali laman blog Malaysia Today, Raja Petra Kamaruddin yang membuat serangan peribadi terhadap dirinya, beliau berkata, isu berkenaan adalah cerita lama.

"Biarlah dia (Raja Petra) nak tulis apa pun, itu cerita 15 tahun lalu dan sebenarnya apa yang dia buat terhadap saya menunjukkan tindakan saya (membuat laporan polis) dan mempersoalkan tindakannya sudah berkesan.
"Saya rela diserang dan dihentam demi mempertahankan agama dan tanah air. Saya sudah buat laporan polis dan saya serahkan kepada mereka untuk ambil tindakan," katanya.
Isnin lalu, Muhammad membuat laporan polis di Ibu Pejabat Polis Dang Wangi, di sini, berikutan laporan yang disiarkan dalam laman blog Malaysia Today pada 11 Julai lalu, dianggap menyalahi peraturan negara kerana menghina Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan memperlekehkan Islam dengan tujuan merosakkan pemikiran rakyat.

©The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad

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BIG Fishes are difficult to Catch - the nets used are FULL of HOLES

1. AG Orders Corruption Investigation Against IGP Closed
2. Former ACA Chief Free Of Criminal Misconduct, Abuse Of Power, Says AG

ABOVE & BELOW: Malaysiakini has the early on line story H E R E on IGP being cleared off Corrupt Charges

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Both Johari and IGP Musa Hassan are now cleared off Corrupt Allegations of receiving RM5 Million & RM2.1 Million respectively. Johari claimed that the inquiry was triggered by allegation against the IGP on the internet. So he believed internet “lies” are truths.

There is an irony in all these. The allegations against him were based also on “lies” in the internet (mentioned in Nat in Jelas Info) and he used and believed the similarly published lies” in the internet to accuse the IGP of taking RM2.1 million and was not satisfied with explanations from the police end. And now he asked (see Bernama’s report dated Jul 14 07 (Bottom) the Police to Investigate Websites Spreading Lies (or Truths?)

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July 27, 2007 23:47 PM

IGP Happy His Name Cleared By ACA By B. Hariharasuthan

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan (ABOVE) is a happy man today after the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) closed its investigation against him on an allegation that he received RM2 million to release three detainees under the Emergency Ordinance. "I thank the ACA for expediting the investigation and I believe there would be no more speculation on the matter. Everything's back to normal now," he told Bernama tonight. Musa was commenting on the statement by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail that he had instructed the ACA to close its investigation into the allegation since it was baseless. Musa said he had given the fullest cooperation during the ACA investigation. "The ACA did their job, and I cooperated to clear my name," he added. The ACA opened an investigation paper on June 18 and recorded statements from parties alleged to have paid RM2 million to Musa, and all the six witnesses said to have linked the three detainees to an illegal betting syndicate.= = == = == = =

July 27, 2007 19:20 PM

1. AG Orders Corruption Investigation Against IGP Closed

PUTRAJAYA, July 27 (Bernama) -- Attorney- General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has ordered that the Anti-Corruption Agency's (ACA) investigations against Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan on allegations that he received RM2 million to release three detainees under the Emergency Ordinance, be closed.

This is because the ACA investigations through witnesses and relevant documents revealed no evidence to implicate Musa, he said.
"Analysis of Tan Sri Musa Hassan's bank account statements also did not show any suspicious entry," he said in a statement to Bernama here today.

The ACA opened an investigation paper on June 18 and conducted a thorough investigation, including recording statements from the parties said to have paid RM2 million to Musa, and all the six witnesses said to have linked the three detainees to an illegal betting syndicate.

It also checked Musa's bank accounts and properties.
The investigation was opened after Home Ministry Principal Assistant Secretary Nazree Mohamad wrote a complaint letter and an e-mail containing the allegations to the ACA on April 27.

Gani said the ACA investigation revealed the following facts:
* All the three subjects were detained on March 30 2007 for allegedly being members of an illegal betting syndicate based on the evidence of six witnesses whose statements were recorded at the Kluang police headquarters (IPD).

* After all the three subjects were arrested by the Kluang IPD, the Inspector-General of Police received information that there was victimisation in the arrest.

* Musa then instructed the then Deputy Director of Intelligence/Operations of the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, to probe the arrest of the three in view of the information on victimisation. Musa never issued any instruction to release the three subjects but informed Khalid that if there really had been victimisation in the arrest of the three subjects, they should be released.

* The investigation headed by Khalid found that all the six witnesses who were said to have linked the three subjects to an illegal betting syndicate had denied giving any statement to the Kluang IPD linking the three subjects to an illegal betting syndicate. Pursuant to this, Khalid instructed that the three subjects be released and suggested that disciplinary action be taken against the police officers involved.
* All the three subjects were released on April 6 2007 after seven days' detention.

Gani said further investigation by the ACA from recordings of the statements of the six witnesses found that they never made any statement to the Kluang police about the involvement of the three subjects in an illegal betting syndicate.

All the six also said that their signatures on the statements which were said to have been taken by the Kluang police were not theirs, he said. He said samples of the signatures of the six witnesses taken by the ACA were found to be different from those on the police statement forms and it was clear that the signatures were not theirs. The ACA investigation of the registration book of the lockup at the Kluang IPD where the six witnesses were detained and their statements taken by the Kluang police found that on the day and time stated on the statements, five of them were in the lockup and the sixth was being taken to court. "Therefore, it was not possible for the six witnesses to have given their statements to the Kluang IPD police on the date and time stated in their written statements," he said. Following the disclosure from the ACA investigation, Gani instructed the ACA to probe the police personnel suspected of falsifying the statements of the witnesses."I have also instructed the Kluang district police headquarters to submit all the files investigated under the Emergency Ordinance 1969 to the ACA," Gani said.

Earlier, Musa had denied the allegations and left it to the ACA to investigate. Musa, who is due to retire on Sept 12 this year, has had his service extended by way of contract by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is also Internal Security Minister. Abdullah had said that the extension was to enable the Inspector-General of Police to carry on with his efforts to fight crime and corruption.
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July 27, 2007 19:24 PM
2. Former ACA Chief Free Of Criminal Misconduct, Abuse Of Power, Says AG

PUTRAJAYA, July 27 (Bernama) -- Former Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mat Noor did not engage in any criminal misconduct or abuse of power, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said today. "The investigation process did not show any criminal element in the form of practices, conduct or omission by Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mat Noor or any abuse of power. "Nevertheless, an incident where a road accident involving a department vehicle that went unreported was seen as a breach of departmental procedure but Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mat Noor had acted so solely to safeguard the mode of operation/intelligence undertaken by the Anti-Corruption Agency," he said in a statement to Bernama here.

Zulkifli was investigated by the ACA after former Sabah ACA director Mohamad Ramli Abdul Manan lodged a report early this year alleging misconduct by Zulkifli by way of corrupt practices and sexual misconduct as well as irregularities and abuse of power. Gani said preliminary police investigation identified 28 issues. Gani said the accusations identified were that Zulkifli used a government official vehicle to go to the Mobil service station in Pagoh, Muar in Johor; a wealthy nephew/niece attached to the MISC stayed in Zulkifli's house and took care of three luxury cars -- a Mercedes Benz, a Toyota Camry and a Volvo; a former Segamat district police chief and Zulkifli (when he was the Johor police chief) sought a bribe from a contractor, one Noor Hazin Mohd Zin, when the latter won a tender to build the housing complex of the Segamat district police headquarters.

Among the accusations were that Zulkifli has three shophouses in Shah Alam; owns a condominium in Sri Vista, Kampung Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, possesses land bequeathed by the Sultan of Pahang, has Magnum Corporation shares in the name of Shafiah Mohamad (Zulkifli's wife), owns a penthouse in Gold Coast, Australia, occupied by Zulkifli's child, and did not take action on information pertaining to alleged corruption by ministers and politicians. There were also accusations that Zulkifli did not act on a complaint that Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (then Federal Territories Minister) had allegedly accepted a RM5 million bribe from a person identified only as Tee Yam to allow construction of a building for the purpose of gambling.

The statement said Zulkifli was also investigated for not having acted against Datuk Marina Mahathir who was alleged to have deposited US$15 million in the Bank of Singapore in the name of Tengku Iman, and for the alleged issuing of a contract to Marina for the construction of the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway and for allegedly giving part of the shares to Zulkifli. "In 2004, Mohamad Ramli Abdul Manan had sent a letter to ACA Deputy Director-General Datuk Mohamad Zawawi suggesting an investigation of the alleged corruption and abuse of power by Zulkifli," Gani said in the statement. Gani also said that one of the accusations was that Zulkifli was involved in a road accident in December 2005 when driving a Mercedes Benz car with registration number CBE 5216 belonging to the department but the repair process of the vehicle did not adhere to departmental procedure.

Other accusations were that no police report was made on a missing Honda Civic car bearing registration number WJR 2830 belonging to the department; that an ACA intelligence director had helped Zulkifli buy a Mercedes Benz car from the Customs; that Zulkifli owned land in Alai, Melaka, which was to have been the site of the ACA headquarters; that he misused the so-called SS Fund to purchase a flight ticket for his wife; that he was involved in sexual misconduct; that Zulkifli allegedly had an intimate relationship with a Sikh police officer; that he owned shophouses in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan; that he owned the Mobil service station in Pagoh, Muar, Johor; and that he owned the Shell service station in Bandar Tasik Selatan, Kuala Lumpur.

Zulkifli was also accused of owning six houses in Pagoh; of owning land and chalets in Desaru, Kota Tinggi; of owning 12 acres of oil palm smallholding in Port Dickson and of using the department's Mercedes Benz car bearing registration number CBE 5216 as his personal vehicle. "On April 17 2007, Mohamad Ramli sent a letter to the Inspector-General of Police stating that Zulkifli had closed several corruption cases involving Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman relating to the Wisma Bandaraya scandal and alleging that Zulkifli had received RM700,000 as an inducement as stated in a police report made by Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan on March 19 2007," said Gani. The attorney-general said 43 witnesses as well as the complainant, Mohamad Ramli, were interviewed in the course of the investigation.

"The investigation showed that Mohamad Ramli's allegations against Zulkifli were only assumptions. Mohamad Ramli was unable to support his accusations with documentary evidence. "Mohamad Ramli did not have valid information and had never handled or managed the matters as per his allegations. All the allegations were garnered from third parties which were not revealed to the investigating team. The claims by Mohamad Ramli were baseless and doubtful," said Gani.
He said ACA witnesses stated that there had been no abuse of power by Zulkifli as alleged by Mohamad Ramli. Their statements were made based on records relating to administration, operation and finance kept at the ACA.
"This showed that Mohamad Ramli had made assumptions without solid facts or information," Gani said.

He said two investigations into sexual misconduct undertaken in 1997 were probed and referred to the deputy public prosecutor and the cases were declared "NFA" (no further action) by the DPP for lack of sufficient evidence to bring charges against Zulkifli.
On an allegation that a vehicle auctioned by the Customs was bought at lower than the market price, he said investigations found that the purchase had adhered to regulations as per the Treasury's instructions, he said.
"Investigations were conducted into Zulkifli's sources of finance, and the loans given to his children for business were through savings from emoluments (allowances, salary and ASB investments). Investigations also showed that Zulkifli saved almost 40 per cent of his income and they showed that there was reason to believe he had the capability to accumulate the savings which were loaned to his children. "Zulkifli also acknowledged that he gave the loans to his children in fulfilling his responsibility as a father wanting to see his children lead a successful life," Gani said.
The attorney-general also said that it was found that there was no violation of laws as alleged by Jeffrey Kitingan in his police report. "There were 25 allegations in that report, three of which were related to general crime investigated by the
Sabah police. The other allegations were on corrupt practices which were investigated by the Sabah ACA. The police investigation was referred to the Sabah chief police officer and the case was classified as `NFA' (no further action). "An inspection showed that there was no delay in the investigations conducted by the ACA after the complaints were received. Also, Zulkifli did not issue any directive to prolong the investigations. "The investigations also did not show any transaction of an alleged RM700,000 bribe to Zulkifli by the Sabah chief minister," Gani said.
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July 27, 2007 23:18 PM
IGP Advises Senior Police Officer To Clear His Name

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan today advised a senior federal police officer under probe (See NST Below) by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to give the fullest cooperation and clear his name. He said this would expedite the ACA investigation and avert unnecessary speculation. "The (ACA) investigation is a normal procedure. Let them complete their probe as it might take time.

"I believe in my men. If they are on the right track, there is nothing to worry," he told Bernama. Musa was commenting on a media report today which highlighted an ACA probe into a federal police officer for alleged abuse of power and failure to declare his assets, which allegedly ran into millions of ringgit. The officer is also alleged to have ordered the arrest of several villagers in Lahad Datu, Sabah, after they opposed a development project by a company of which he was a director. In a related development, the ACA is to interview the villagers and scrutinise documents belonging to the company to ascertain the status of the senior police officer in the company. A senior ACA official told Bernama the agency was currently evaluating the multi-million ringgit assets supposedly owned by the police officer. "It is impossible for a senior police officer (like him) to have accumulated so much (in assets). Thus, we need a clarification on how he obtained them. We need to look into many aspects during our investigation as this is part of our procedure. We may call him for questioning, from time to time. No one is above the law," he said. The police officer, who heads a department at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, however could not be contacted by Bernama.

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The NST report

"ACA probes cop with RM27m assets"
Sources familiar with the case said ACA officers from Putrajaya
took a statement from the officer at his office yesterday. "The officer, who is in his 50s, is a director of a company which was awarded a project in April to develop an area in Lahad Datu," a source said.
"Several villagers voiced their opposition to the project when the company staff went to the area to do surveying work. "The police officer allegedly ordered the villagers to be arrested," the source added.The ACA started its investigation following an anonymous telephone call about two weeks ago.Malaysians are reminded of the Royal Police Commission report on police corruption: "The public believes that police personnel are vulnerable and this encourages the public to offer bribes in order to avoid any inconvenience, legal action or paying heavier fines."The public are also reminded of the case of the "RM34 million" senior police officer mentioned in the Royal Police Commission Report, which said: "A retired police officer alleged that corruption was rampant within PDRM. He claimed that many officers had assets several times
over their known income. According to the complainant, it was common knowledge that a particular senior officer made an asset declaration amounting to RM34 million and he was surprised that no action was seen to have been taken."

Up to now there has been no satisfactory explanation and accounting of this case, although it had been subsequently reported that the assets declared by the senior officer concerned was RM4 million and not RM34 million. What is of concern about the latest report of the "RM27 million" senior cop is a picture that nothing substantive had taken place to create a culture of integrity and zero-tolerance for corruption in the police force, one of the three main police objectives recommended by the Royal Police Commission Report. Is the "RM27 million" cop reported by the NST the first case of ACA probe of police officers with assets several times over their known income in the past two years after the Royal Police Commission Report calling for priority for campaign to wipe out corruption in the PDRM? Although the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Musa Hassan made a highly-publicised statement in December last year warning policemen against living beyond their means, his credibility suffered a huge dent when nothing was done with regard to the very serious allegations of corruption made against the nation's top cops, including Musa, in articles by Raja Petra Kamaruddin in the news portal, Malaysia Today. Instead, Raja Petra was subjected to harassment and victimization with
the eight-hour police questioning two days ago
, not on what he wrote, in particular the various allegations and exposes of abuses of power and corruption involving high-profile political, police and government officials, but for comments left by visitors.

Musa and the PDRM must get their act together to demonstrate that they are fully committed to the National Integrity Plan and are prepared to set a good example of probity to restore public confidence in an incorruptible police service by welcoming an independent inquiry into all serious allegations of corruption against top cops. Alternatively, he should invite the Parliamentary Select Committee on Integrity to conduct a full probe into all the allegations of corruption and abuses of power which had been made against him and other top police cops, to demonstrate that they have nothing to hide.

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July 10, 2007 22:24 PM
Ministry Lodges Report On Allegations Of Corruption Against IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- The Internal Security Ministry has lodged a report with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on the allegations of corruption involving Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan. Its deputy minister, Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum (ABOVE)said the report was to enable investigations to be carried out. "The matter is under the Prevention Ordinance and I have asked for further clarification from Bukit Aman," he said. Musa was alleged to have received a bribe of RM2.1 million to release a group of gangsters. When contacted by Bernama, Mohd Johari said the report to the ACA was lodged after he was not satisfied with several explanations given by the police on the matter. "I have no choice... that's why I sent the report to the ACA for investigation," he said. Asked when the report was made, Mohd Johari said: "A long time ago... when the issue on corruption was raised in the website".

The deputy minister said that following the allegation in the blog, he had tried to get an explanation by asking for several documents from the police, but this was not forthcoming. He said he had also called up an officer from the D7 Division of Bukit Aman, but the explanation given by the officer concerned was unsatisfactory. Recently, a blog report had linked Musa with corrupt practices as well as his involvement with a Chinese organised crime syndicate which influenced the IGP in the appointment of senior officers in the Royal Malaysia Police Force.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007, Today on line

Malaysian top cop faces graft claimsNet report alleges he had underworld links and took bribe to release gangsters

KUALA LUMPUR — Just a week after his term of service was extended, Malaysia's top cop has become the subject of an official corruption probe. A report against Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan has been lodged with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) following an Internet article linking him to corrupt practices, said Deputy Internal Security Minister Mohamad Johari Baharum on Tuesday. The Internet report had alleged that Mr Musa had links with Chinese underworld figures and that he had received a bribe of RM2.1 million ($925,965) to release a group of gangsters. According to Bernama, the Internet report also claimed that Mr Musa's alleged links with the underworld had influenced him in the appointment of senior police officers. Mr Johari said he had asked the police for an explanation on the matter and sought several documents, but they were not forthcoming. As such, his ministry had filed the report to enable investigations to be carried out."I have no choice … that's why I sent the report to the ACA for investigation," he said.Mr Johari added that the ACA report was made "a long time ago … when the issue of corruption was raised on the website".Mr Musa has yet to comment on the Internal Security Ministry's move. However, he had earlier described the allegations in the Internet report as slander.

"I'm not worried. It is all slander. My efforts are focused on 'correcting' the police force and to ensure that all my officers carry out their duties well," the news website, malaysiakini, quoted him as saying on June 25.The police chief had been scheduled to go on mandatory retirement on Sept 12. But on July 2, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced that Mr Musa's contract had been extended to enable the IGP to continue with his crime-fighting agenda. And that agenda includes combating organised crime and weeding out criminals who are said to have the protection of VIPs. Mr Musa himself recently disclosed that — apart from Malaysians — foreigners, including those from Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia, were also involved in organised crime in the country.

The crime situation in Malaysia continues to be a major source of concern for the government, with the latest crime index recording an 8.7 per cent increase. Between January and May, 87,582 crime cases had been reported, compared to 80,576 cases during the same period last year, said Mr Abdullah, who is also the Internal Security Minister, in a written reply to Parliamentary Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang, this week. Among the most common crimes were rape, housebreaking, car theft, outrage of modesty and general theft."The total increase is influenced by the high rates in Kuala Lumpur, where the crime index rose by 1,954 cases; in Selangor (2,933 cases); and Pahang (1,391 cases). "However, Johor, Negri Sembilan and Sabah showed a decrease, with Johor recording the biggest drop of 847 cases compared with the other states," Mr Abdullah said. In Perlis, a total of 350 crimes were recorded, making it the least crime-prone state in Malaysia. — AGENCIES

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Police Asked To Investigate Websites Spreading Lies

JITRA, July 14 (Bernama) -- Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom who himself was slandered on the Internet that he had taken bribes, wants the Police to initiate investigations to trace writers spreading lies through websites.He said that he had instructed the Police's Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) to undertake the investigations and bring the culprits to book. "Now all kinds of slander about the nation's leaders are being spread through the Internet. The Police must act to prevent them from tarnishing the image of the country," he told reporters after the opening of the delegates meetings of the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings of Kubang Pasu Umno here today. Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib graced the function. On Wednesday, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail ordered the Anti-Corruption Agency to close investigations into the bribery allegations against Johari as there was no evidence to link him to accusations that he had received RM5 million to release several suspected criminals who had been held under the Emergency Ordinance 1969.

The investigations were initiated after the allegations against him were posted on an anonymous website. Johari, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kubang Pasu and the head of its Umno division, said he thanked God that the truth had prevailed and was relieved the episode was over. He said now he could fully concentrate on his government duties and also prepare for the upcoming general election. "I also received many SMSes (on the short-messaging-service) from Kubang Pasu Umno members voicing their support for me. It gave me added strength to weather the challenging period (corruption allegations) in my life," he added.

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Anonymous bull-shit n play-play said...

A foregone conclusion. Any big shot after investigation will be sanitized and given a clean sheet of health.

Furthermore, how can we expect a kettle to call a pot black? The IGP and AG are buddies and star performers about 10 years ago during the trial of AI. AG called in IGP for investigation (meaning, minum teh and had a laugh at those dummies who put forward all sorts of accusation against IGP).

People must remember not all are born equal and our laws do not apply equally to everyone.

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