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Ex-IGP, did you arrest the person who offered you RM2m?

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Modified 14 Oct 2016, 11:36 pm

YOURSAY | ‘M’sian civil servants become messiahs of truth and integrity when they retire.’

Ex-IGP says he was offered RM2m a month to ignore crimes

Trueglitter: It is extremely lamentable and disappointing that former inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa Hassan should only now emerge to vehemently glorify his professional integrity and dedication in serving the country during his tenure in the said position.

Clearly, as a former law enforcer, his required responsibilities to unravel all those alleged criminal acts committed, especially by the corrupt members of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), were then surprisingly shrouded in silence and dismal failures to bring them to public scrutiny.

Consequently, Musa's delayed reaction in bringing these criminal activities to the notice of the general public only now would unambiguously be construed as ‘closing the stable door after the horse has bolted’.

We acknowledge the fact that his contributions, evidently enhanced by his pro-active exposures in combating corruption and crimes and in righting all the wrongs, would be invaluable to the downtrodden rakyat.

Vijay47: Just one quick question, Musa, did you arrest and charge the person who offered you the RM2 million? If so, how come we never heard of it?

Maybe it was an Official Secrets Act (OSA) charge? If you did not arrest and charge him, why not?

The Analyser: Then it follows that the next question should be: "How much are you being paid now to reveal these secrets?"

I will never believe that you have now rediscovered your principles, because life is not like that. You either had principles from childhood. or you didn't. Clearly, you didn't.

There is a concept known in the world of crime called 'dobbing on the competition'. To do so makes the cops look good and gets rid of a crime lord's competition.

If you are so proud of arresting seven Malaysian gang leaders, why didn't you arrest them all?

Korkor: Oops, the milk is starting to spill. I wonder what's the current rate and whether the current offer, if any, had been taken up or once again rejected?

However, it does fit in some jigsaw puzzle pieces on some heavy capital investment for some specialised business such as selling weapons, tanks, submarines, etc.

I am still scratching my head on what's the current rate. I do believe that some of us Malaysians who are, besides being busy tweeting, would not succumb to such very tempting and generous offers.

Inworldnotof: Bribes do not come only from the underworld, but are rampant in the highest places, middle layers, lowest rungs; every corridor where power and position are sought with no desire to do work for it - hampers, servile bodekism (read, sycophancy), moolah in most malleable amounts.

Promotions to high, and high-paying positions is another form of bribery to those promoted to do the bidding of the giver.

Anyone who has served in the civil service is aware of this. Those who are corrupt know who they themselves are. Others also know.

So this ex-IGP needs to work it out personally for himself which category he belongs to. It does not consist of just rejecting bribes offered.

Anonymous #19098644: How blatant can one get, attempting to bribe the number one cop in the country?

This shows that the administration is so rotten that even criminal kingpins dare to openly bribe the IGP. The home affairs minister and the PM should resign for allowing this state of affairs to develop.

But then again the Swiss, the Americans, the Singaporeans and a host of other nations have taken legal and administrative action on the 1MDB criminals while the Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) in Malaysia continues to enjoy immunity.

MA: Average Malaysians do not want to hear all these stories which surfaced long after these incidents had happened.

Why, even now if you make a visit to Klang town and look at the many half-dying trees, billboards, five-foot ways, practically anywhere, the Ah Longs working for these underworld kingpins have plastered their handphone numbers offering their loan-shark services.

You surely know these underworld thugs (living in fancy townships) are flourishing, allegedly with the help they get from government and state officials from all levels. And still the system is powerless?

Peacemaker: Musa could have exposed this much earlier. Coming now it lacks credibility.

FellowMalaysian: The actions you took in flushing out the kingpins in Klang Valley and Johor, has it stopped or stymied organised crime in anyway at all?

P Dev Anand Pillai: Oh please, the typical Malaysian civil servant. They suddenly become messiahs of truth and integrity when they retire.

Headhunter: That's RM24 million a year. Anyone would be tempted but not this honest IGP. I didn't know we have a living saint among us.


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