Early this morning, I received an SMS reminding me to view Malaysia Today’s article, ‘Salahguna Kuasa (Pegawai Polis)’ posted on Friday, 25 February 2011. I was also handed a photocopy of the article. These are likeminded people who are deeply concern at what they see as decay in societal and religious values badly affecting the Malays. And I see that all those that are named in the article are Malays, and this shamed me.
The article accuses a serving police officer Supt Jaafar bin Mat of the Narcotic Branch of the Malacca Police Headquarters for being the owner of up to fifteen Security Companies; all in the name of proxies. The article also listed the names of proxies and companies owned by the police officer, including cars and a newly constructed house at Kg. Sg. Tua Baru, Batu Caves that is claimed to be worth RM4 million. If this is true, only an idiot would not believe in the story.
The article claims that this police officer (mind you, he is a HAJI who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca) has been detained once for questioning by MACC, but no further action was taken against him, because the report was withdrawn by the person making the report. From the writings, I believed that this scam is being perpetrated with the connivance of officers from the Ministry of Internal Security (KDN), the MACC and even among the police officers themselves.
I spoke to a friend of mine concerning this article and he said that the issuance of a Security License by KDN is a scam, and everyone knows this. He believes that corruption is so rampant and blatant among some of the KDN officers involved in the issuance of licenses. There is an obvious network that is linked with other agencies of government, namely KDN, MACC and the police department. Otherwise, this scam could not possibly work. I wonder if the minister Hishamuddin is aware of what is happening under his charge, and if he does not, he had better find out.
I do not know if this article will hit the main stream media, but I believe it won’t. And I do not know if the appropriate authorities i.e. MACC and the police alike will act on the article and including the police officer concern and I believe they won’t either, unless a formal report is made. This is the norm they say. No report, no investigation however serious. But the authorities take active interest if it involves the opposition or a report that demonized a renowned public figure. Just take the case of Teoh Beng Hock, and for a mere RM2000, the whole world was upon him. But in the famous case of former MAS boss Tajudin Ramli that involves millions, firewalls are placed around the case. Do you call this justice…….I don’t really know. Malaysian justice perhaps.
And if someone were to ask me that assuming I was the IGP, what would I do to Supt Jaafar bin Mat after having read the article. My reply would be……….suspend him from all duties and immediately conduct a departmental investigation, even before a formal report is made by someone, and regardless of whether the article is true or false. I do this because I have to save the good name of the police force that is already mired in all kinds of controversies. Now, will the IGP do what I would do if I was the IGP?
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION