The desperation of the Opposition’s campaign moved into another stage when they spin on former IGP Tan Srì Musa Hassan’s appointment as ‘Adviser’ to Opposition Pact’s Security Advisory Council. Malaysiakini’s desperate attempt to spin:
Musa Hassan joins Pakatan advisory council
• Apr 29, 13 4:19PTG
Ex-police chief Musa Hassan has joined the Pakatan Rakyat security advisory council as an adviser, in light of recent incidents of political violence.
In a joint statement with Musa, former army chief General (Rtd) Hashim Hussein (left), who is the PKR candidate for the Johor Bahru parliamentary seat, said he had personally approached Musa to take up the position.
“As people who have spent a great part of our lives protecting and serving Malaysians to ensure peace and safety in our country, we wish to categorically state that political violence has no place in our democratic process,” the statement reads.
The council is to assist with a peaceful transition of power, should Pakatan form the federal government in the 13th general election, as well as to ensure an orderly campaign.
“We are alarmed that the home affairs minister publicly stated that these happenings would worsen more than a month ago,” the statement further reads.
The council will also advise Pakatan Rakyat on national security matters in the future.
The statement said that both Hashim and Musa have discussed about Pakatan’s aims to increase police salaries, along with improving the armed and police forces in the country as well.
Musa’s decision to join Pakatan could fuel more speculation about his political inclination.
Since retirement, Musa has been a vocal critic of Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (right), pointing out the latter’s interference in police matters.
He is also the patron for Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch), whose adviser S Gobi Krishnan is a PKR member.
The truth is that Jen (B) Tan Sri Md Hashim Hussein called and asked to meet up Tan Sri Musa, for advice in the wake of recent security threats during this 13 GE like the bombing in Nibong Tebal and Molotov cocktail attacks.
“No, there was no appointment of me into any Security Advisory Council”.
Musa also admitted he did meet Jen Hashim with NGO MyWatch Chairman S Sanjeevan and was engaged into a discussion on various security matter. His advice is Pakatan Rakyat to be vigilant and report and work with the Police if any security matter arises.
“I am not into politics. Although I am invited to give talk on security matters. Like last night, I was in Wisma UMNO Jerlun”.
Lately, PKR did see an influx of disgruntled former service senior officers jumping into their political bandwagon like Jen. (B) Hashim who was the former Army Chief, former Deputy Army Chief Lt. Jen. (B) Dato’ Abdul Ghaffir and former Navy Logistic Chief First Admiral (B) Hj Imran. However, they are more number of PKR office bearers jumping out and abandoning the party, even in the middle of intense campaign.
The desperation of the Opposition Pact is getting more severe. First, many of their leaders are trapped by their own lies, drama and manipulation where the rakyat is getting more aware of them in the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.
Now, as the 13GE campaign enters the second but more critical week the Opposition Pact leaders are becoming more vile in the attacks, like Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s prayer for Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s death and Lim Kit Siang’s play into the racist game getting more intense.
Part of Lim Kit Siang’s speech in Taman Maju Johor Bahru on 27 April 2013 is all capital cities in Malaysia would be under DAP control.