It is very clear that Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders are spokespersons for organised crimes and operators of the underworld crimes and vice activities. DAP National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua lambasted Former IGP Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd. Noor’s interview with Mingguan Malaysia, on the paramount of peace and public safety which warrants the use of law enforcement tools like Emergency Ordinance, Internal Security Act and Sedition Act to ensure stability to Malaysia’s complexity of pluralism.
Pua answers ex-police chief’s “broken wings” with the “Black Eye”
BY TRINNA LEONG
JULY 22, 2013
LATEST UPDATE: JULY 22, 2013 01:54 PM
Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor’s call to reinstate preventive detention laws should be ignored by the government, the DAP said today.
DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua said Rahim’s admission that the police have been helpless since the Emergency Ordinance (EO) was repealed reveals that their competence and professionalism had declined to deplorable levels.
He said instead of complaining, the police should just redeploy personnel to crime-fighting efforts.
“The police should restructure by reallocating more personnel to fight crime,” he said and added that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be set up as well.
In a weekend interview with the Umno-controlled Mingguan Malaysia, Abdul Rahim had said the police have been crippled since the EO, which allowed for detention without trial, was repealed in 2011.
“It’s like they have broken wings. Things are no longer like they were before. Intelligence gathered can only be documented,” Abdul Rahim said.
He said the police could only gather information on criminals but could not take further action, allowing criminals to go on a crime spree.
He noted too that gangsterism had gone “out of control”.
The EO was repealed last year as part of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s efforts to reform outdated laws that Malaysians have criticised.
Pua, in his statement, said the police should stop depending on EO-like laws “as a crutch”.
As for Abdul Rahim’s claim that police could only gather information, Pua said, “That can only mean that the ‘intelligence’ isn’t very intelligent.
“Najib was absolutely spot on when he decreed that ‘now police must train themselves how to look for evidence’ upon repealing the EO.”
Pua said Abdul Rahim himself was a good example of why an EO-type law should not be revived.
He pointed to the notorious “Black Eye” incident of 1988 when he beat up former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim while the latter was in the lock-up.
Before he was charged in court, Anwar was held under the now repealed draconian Internal Security Act which allowed for detention without trial.
“Despite evidence to the contrary, the police had for the longest period denied any abuse on their part, and even suggested that Anwar had given himself the infamous black eye.”
Subsequently, Abdul Rahim confessed to a Royal Commission of Inquiry formed to probe the matter that he was the one who had beaten Anwar.
Pua said the incident showed that even an IGP could not be trusted to decide who was guilty or innocent before a person was charged in court.
“Anwar Ibrahim, for example, was acquitted of all charges against him,” said Pua.- July 22, 2013.
When Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak announced the repeal of ISA and EO on the eve that The Mole went live back in 2011, it has been argued whether the Federal Government was willing to commit more men and materiel to do policing work and combat crime. It is without doubt that when the Lords of the Underworld Crimes and Vices are allowed to walk free, their organisation and network of operators goes back being properly planned and managed.
Undoubtedly, that acts as a catalyst for more crimes related to theft, robbery, narcotics and vice related and eventually kidnaping and murder to rise in society.
Using the EO to take these organised crime leaders off the street and away from the organsation, network and operation is the right strategy to ensure the cascading effect to bring these crimes down. And it doesn’t require an honours degree from a medieval British institution to figure out that the actual rise in street crimes are related to these EO inmates’ release and return to society.
It is almost impossible to have paper trails that are admissible in court as evidence to reprimand these persons of organised crime network and operation and Lords of the Underworld Vices. Even sophisticated law enforcement agencies in the United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia and Turkey wish they had ‘necessary apparatus’ such as EO to keep these despicable criminals away from the society.
Pua who is also the Director of Strategy for DAP also omitted the fact that when then sacked Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was arrested under ISA for his ‘Reformasi’ movement because he was instigating Malaysians to rise and rebel against the Federal Government and topple then Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad. It was also the same day that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Windsor was in town to officiate the X Commonwealth Games.
It was then deemed necessary to ensure that peace and stability of the nation comes first, instead of Anwar’s fake trumpeted lies against Dr. Mahathir’s leadership and government.
The past one year situation would be very different had the Police and Home Ministry still have ‘necessary apparatus’ such as the EO and ISA. The fight against organised regional extremism and such as Jihad Islamiah and Al Sayyaf and international terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda would be more efficient instead of the current SOSMA. For instance, the ‘Lahad Datu Tragedy’ would be handled differently and more Malaysian security services’ lives would have been sparred.
The pro-communist DAP wanted Malaysians to accept the apology of Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng and became a promoter for the man who was responsible for the near 10,000 lost of lives (between 1948-1960) to come back to Malaysia.
It is very immature to assume the need for ‘necessary apparatus’ designed for situation against extremists and terrorists such as the Emergency and the Second Emergency does not reoccur. Unless Malaysians fancy getting wise after the event and when the situation arises, we resort to declaring Emergency, suspending the Parliament and the National Operation Council rules as the Federal Government.
Tony Pua is only interested to rubbish the notion that majority of Malaysians felt that the decision to do away with ‘necessary apparatus’ to maintain order, peace and stability. Then again he is realising the Oppositions’ ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to demonise the power that lies with the law enforcement authorities so that they could thrive by instigating Malaysians into a pandemonic state of lawnessless, chaos and eventually anarchy.
That is the Oppositions’ remaining hope of coming to power as majority of Malaysians detest attempts to destabilise the nation, in any form for any excuse.