Monday, March 15, 2010

DATUK RAMLI YUSOFF A ‘FREE MAN’

Police Commisioner Datuk Ramli Yusoff is now a ‘free man’, after having been suspended from the police force for over two years, for a charge of not declaring his asset; charges that he claimed to have been fixed. The prosecution however is appealing against his acquittal.

Two years of what could have been a ‘productive life’ with the force, has been robbed off him,and his character ‘smeared’ by person(s) whom many believed had wanted him out of the force. Stories of him being a victim of some trampled up charges and false allegations are being repeatedly posted in the internet, but are silent in the mainstream media. Even the appearance of the IGP as a prosecution witness did not appeal to the Judge. Obviously, the IGP wasn’t a good prosecution witness, and this had raised the perception in the minds of those who were following the case closely, that the allegation against Ramli is flawed. One can be forgiven if they now perceive that the IGP is himself the ‘mastermind’ to this whole affair i.e. a campaign of deceit and ruthless character assassination.

Ramli now has the chance to redeem himself, and to rebuild his character of a highly regarded and professional police officer that he once was. He may not be able to serve the force any longer because of his age, but the least he could do is to gain back what he had lost i.e. honour and dignity, and including all that is due to him monetarily. Certainly, he cannot be robbed of his pension and gratuity.

I have many friends in the police force, and what they say of this case is one that had brought shame to the police force. They are not too happy to see the third highest ranking police officer being treated like an outcast and shunned like a convicted person. Certainly, Ramli must have done something good for the force; otherwise he would not have been elevated to such a towering post in the force. This is where the force had failed him, and there is therefore every reason for Ramli to be ‘sour’ and angry.

I do not know how the ministry will react to Ramli’s demand for reinstatement of his lost honour and dignity, and the two years that he has been placed in oblivion. There can be no amount of money to compensate for Ramli’s losses, and even an apology from the IGP would mean little to Ramli.

CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

3 comments:

FMZam said...

For not disclosing his assets, this man was charged and now he was acquitted from the charge to walk a free man. Was he acquitted by the law with cost? That is yet to be known, but for a layman like me, I wonder Ramli Yusuf must have that kind of assets to raise that kind of money to pay for all his legal fees and expenses in defending himself for the past couple of years and being suspended from job and salary (unemployed), in a long legal battle, to have the means to employing a good lawyer in the person of Shafie Abdullah???

To me, if Musa Hassan is evil, Ramli Yusuf is not that angelic to waste taxpayers' money and time on a case that has left the people with another nothingness of high profile corruption.

WIRA said...

Dear Dato',
Once again another high profile corruption case involving a senior public servant has ended anti-climatically...
This has long been expected considering the reliability of our judiciary and police.
Hopefully, we will know the truth after the prosecution's appeal is heard, insyallah.
I tend to concur with FMZam's disappointment regarding the case. I am not at all surprised that a technicality had been the reason for the acquital. To my mind, such errors can be created, either inadvertently or done to suit a specific objective. In this instance, your guess is as good as mine...
With all these goings on happening under our noses, I can't help but feel that today the Malaysian public are fed-up and are at a loss as to who they should rely on, or to thrust in our fight against corruption.
Can we trust the Police to do a decent? Ha Ha Ha. (I am not saying that they are not providing the security that is expected of them rather he way they go about doing it. Today hardly a day goes by without someone dying in police custody, so are incidences of evidence disappearing into thin air).
Compounding this eroding public confidence is the fact that today our police force have a reputation of doing away with suspected criminals, (sometimes armed only with screwdrivers and parangs) vigilante style, not unlike those happening in Military Junta ruled Argentina before. Not that we love criminals, but should we condone such cowboy justice. Sure dead men tell no tales, but the role of the police is to uphold the law and protect the public and not behave in a manner that they become a threat to the public.
This is followed down the line by the agency that is established to tackle the problem itself. The question on everyone's lips is can we actually rely on the newly revamped MACC to carry out their duties without fear or favour? Ha Ha Ha Ha. Despite claims to the contrary by so called prominent citizens like Nazri Aziz and TS Megat Najmuddin, in as far as the credibility of the MACC is concerned, the attitude that drives public confidence is that the proof of the cake is in the eating.... so the saying goes. Thus far the taste has not been too good.
Who next should the public trust? The Judiciary? I do not want to laugh here lest I be cited for contempt. But really can we actually trust the AG and his merry men and women? I am afraid the public perception of this very important governing institution; what with the likes of the fiasco is at best uncomplimentary.
Who next then? Quite naturally the religious leaders. But can we trust these robed or frocked people to decide on important social issues affecting the public in an impartial manner based on whats good rather than cued by the need for political correctness and their narrow self interest? Here I leave this question unanswered so as to tickle the thoughts of bloggers.
In concluding Dato', still on the subject of trust, every year in the UK a survey is conducted to determine the list of people who the public trust the most placed in order of merit. Year in year out this order of merit has remained more or less constant.
At the top of the list are members of the British Armed Forces, followed by the Judiciary in second place. Prominently third are members of the UK Police followed by University Lecturers and teachers. Yes in the UK, the police are very trusted people indeed. Not surprisingly though, the Clergy falls somewhere in the middle level. However, the UK model has some similarities here in that their trust for politicians is lowest, in fact the last (corot), just ahead of journalist/reporters who are deemed to be liars and spin artists.
I just wonder what would the results be if such a survey is conducted here in Malaysia.
Any comments...

komando said...

Why in the first instant put him on trial if the case was not full proof?

Why did all the allegations all seem fabricated?

Is there a stinking fish ?

Folks when somebody walks free you guys get angry!
Why because it did not suit your taste buds!
Guess you guys could become the prosecution team for the next high profile corruption case to be heard!
Pass your names to Guni full of Petai !