Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan should resign or his contract should be terminated - 30/04/2010

When commenting on criticisms hurled against the police after the shooting of Aminulrasyid Amzah, Inspector General of Police ( IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan was quoted yesterday to say “If people do not want the law to be enforced, then I shall instruct my men to refrain from stopping cars or from going after illegal racers” .

He also questioned if it was okay for culprits to do whatever they wanted while police simply sat back and did nothing.

IGP's outburst has shown that he does not understand the public concern and outrage at the latest incident of death caused by police shooting.

Monday incident which happened in Shah Alam was not the first incident where death had happened as a result of police shooting. Neither was the Monday incident the first or the only case where the victims' families did not accept the official version of shootings given by the police.

According to one report, there were 44 and 39 deaths caused by police shooting in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The families of some victims had openly questioned and condemned the police over their trigger happy behavior.

In fact, in November last year, I had even moved an emergency motion in Parliament following public outrage over the Klang shoot out where five Indian men died in a police shoot out . Unfortunately, my motion was rejected by the Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi.

As the nation' s number one police officer, Tan Sri Musa must understand and accept public concern, outrage and criticisms over deaths caused by trigger happy police.

With his threat to call the police off the streets, it is obvious that Tan Sri Musa Hassan has overstayed his welcome and he should therefore tender his resignation as the nation's top cop or his contract should be terminated.

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