With the latest public expose of the gambling syndicate in Selangor, one must wonder why the majority of government law makers are still reluctant to support the proposed Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCMC).
Superintendan Shafa’aton Abu Bakar’s response to the matter had fueled Malaysians anger and raised questions about their all time famous slogan “Polis dan Rakyat Berpisah Tiada”, when she actually made a police report against the whistle blower, charging him of purposely defaming the police force of not doing their job. Things got worse when even Bukit Aman had today admitted that there are substantial evidence of key individuals accepting kickbacks to “protect and serve” these gambling syndicates.
As at noon today, mainstream media channels reported that SPRM had in fact taken into custody three MBSA enforcement officers to assist in their investigation. Dato’ Sri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz for one has been has been extremely vocal in leading the charge, speaking against the establishment of the IPCMC.
Public opinion on the matter is clear; these acts of covering up are possible indications that the ‘New Norm’ of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin lead government has reverted back to the old UMNO practices. The idea that the current Premier is being ‘controlled’ by UMNO leaders came to light when UMNO Vice President had strongly suggested that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s dismissal from the party is reversible in a recent interview.
For the sake of police integrity, the IPCMC must go through. Public trust towards this old age enforcement body MUST be made a priority to ensure the sanctity of the force. At this point of time, the IPCMC is the only sensible way moving forward to ensure public trust returns to those who have taken an oath to serve and protect the nation we love