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COMMENT | EAIC 'nothing to see here' conclusion fools nobody

“The blue wall will always be there because the system supports it.”

- Frank Serpico

COMMENT | The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission's (EAIC) conclusion that it found no evidence of a “cartel” in the police force as claimed by the former top cop, Abdul Hamid Bador, is just another example of how the legitimacy and credibility of public institutions in this country is down in the crapper.

I do not have much sympathy for the former inspector-general of police (IGP). He had the power and the bully pulpit to do something but chose to handle all these issues in-house. In other words, he deliberately chose not to be transparent and handle things in a way in which the cartel would not be exposed to the public.

Hamid (above) had in past pressers made allegations of former senior officers, including former police chiefs, engaged in acts that destabilise the integrity of the police force. All this is a matter of public record.

The public has a right to know what exactly is going on and the measures being taken to correct the systemic dysfunction in the state security apparatus. Unfortunately, the public knows, nothing will ever come of these allegations... 

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