Former KL CID Chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim is one daring and no-nonsense ex police officer with the guts of steel. He was the officer tasked to investigate into Anwar Ibrahim’s ‘black eye’ incident in 1998 and in retirement, has been persistent in his allegations that both the AG Gani Patail and former IGP Musa Hassan had concocted evidences in the Anwar Ibrahim’s trial, that led Anwar Ibrahim to a prison term. He believes that Gani and Musa ought to be investigated and brought to trial for their ‘injustices’ and untold abuses of authority and power.
Despite the persistence of Mat Zain to expose the abuse of power and the fabrication of evidences in the Anwar Ibrahim’s trial, we are yet to hear a single agency of the government that dares to investigate both Gani and Musa. Even our leaders play mute and are uninterested. It seems that there is something amiss that has made the pair immune to prosecution. It is not surprising therefore that the talk is that the present regime does not have the courage or the will to act on the allegations by Mat Zain. And the continued silence by the authorities, as well as by the two ‘accused’, is perceived by many that the allegations are true.
One wonders why isn’t Gani or Musa taking a case against Mat Zain if what the latter says are packs of lies. Gani in particular has all the means at his disposal to drag Mat Zain to the court, but why hasn’t he (Gani) done so? On the other hand, Musa who is now in deep ‘recess’ maybe too afraid to do anything to challenged Mat Zain, as he (Musa) no longer yields authority and power. For all we know, Musa would prefer to evade Mat Zain’s radar screen and persistent ‘harassment’, fearing that if he confronts Mat Zain, more ‘trash’ will be thrown at him. I think Musa knows that. Even the mainstream media takes little notice of Musa, now that he no longer has any ‘news’ value.
Certainly, Gani and Musa are in the eyes of the Malaysian public, two of the country’s most contemptuous and controversial top public servants; all the wrong reason. Having read through all that Mat Zain had exposed, I am even more convinced now than previously that both Gani and Musa has been outrageous and careless in the performance of their duties. I would hasten to say that the loss of public confidence and trust in the judiciary and police force is attributed to both of them. What makes it worse and a cause for public rancor is that our leaders just stood by without doing anything………..not even a word of caution.
Mat Zain now seems to have an upper hand over Gani and Musa and is a serious ‘thorn in the flesh’ for the two. I do not think Mat Zain will cease taunting Gani and Musa until the former is fully satisfied that he get justice done. And the questions faced by the two in question now are firstly, how long more can they sustain the pressure imposed by Mat Zain that is worthy of a CSI thriller. Secondly, how will they rebut the persistent taunting and finally, how do they manage the negative public perception about them. I think this is going to be a long drawn battle among all three.
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