Former police chief Musa Hassan has described the move by his detractors and those making damning allegations about his links with the underworld as a concerted effort to tarnish his reputation.
Musa claimed that they went after him because he was the investigating officer in former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy I trial.
"There is a group of former police officers who conspire together, and they are out to tarnish my reputation. This may be related to the Anwar (Sodomy I) case as I was the investigating officer.
"If my reputation is destroyed, Anwar can use that against me to claim that I framed him. I think this has some connection...".
However, Musa, 60, stopped short of suggesting that the former police officers making the allegations against him had ties with Anwar, only saying "maybe"...