The Opposition is really taking full advantage on the current attempted assassination of Police-busting activist R Sri Sanjeevan. Instead of stepping forward and helping the Police as persons with community network, they have taken the position to be rhetoric watchdogs.
The Malaysian Insider story:
Give extra protection to Sanjeevan, says Anwar
BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
JULY 29, 2013
LATEST UPDATE: JULY 29, 2013 08:12 PM
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged police to beef up security at the hospital where anti-crime watchdog chief R. Sri Sanjeevan is admitted.
He said security was grossly inadequate and also urged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to ensure that the taskforce set up to investigate the shooting did not include policemen remotely related to the complaints made by Sanjeevan.
“The police must also investigate Sanjeevan’s complaints of certain rogue elements in the force,” said Anwar. – July 29, 2013.
Klang MP Charles Santiago wanted Police to be transparent in their investigation.
MORE TO COME.
Uncover the underlying causes of Sanjeevan’s shooting – Charles Santiago
JULY 29, 2013
Malaysians are again shocked by the mafia-style shooting of Sri Sanjeevan, who is the chairman of a crime watchdog group called the Malaysian Crime watch Task Force (MyWatch).
This followed after a similar shooting of Customs deputy director-general, DatukShaharuddin Ibrahim, in April this year.
It does not take a genius to see that Sri Sanjeevan’s shooting is linked to his vocal advocacy against crime. In the past months, Sri Sanjeevan and MyWatch had been making revelations of politicians interfering with police work and that criminal elements have infiltrated the police force, including direct links with underworld figures.
The incidence highlights the seriousness of crime and the spiralling state of lawlessness in Malaysia. It confirms the public’s concern on rising crime and safety of their families.
If Sri Sanjeevan and DatukShaharuddin can be shot in bright daylight, what else would criminals not dare to do?
Underlying such lawlessness is the increasing failure of public institutions to ensure the rule of law and safety of citizens. These are now glaring symptoms resulting from the unwillingness of the government to reform key institutions like PDRM, MACC, AG chambers, and judiciary.
I welcome the IGP’s assurance that a thorough investigation will be conducted on Sri Sanjeevan’s shooting. However, the investigation must also be made in a transparent manner, especially when Sri Sanjeevan has recently tweeted that about a cop recruiting a syndicate member to fire shots at his house.
Importantly, the IGP and PDRM must also investigate if his shooting was linked to him exposing corrupt practice within PDRM, and not turn a deaf ear towards these assertions anymore.
* Charles Santiago is the Klang MP.
* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider
It is very clear that the Oppositions are using the opportunity of Sri Sanjeevan’s shooting to tramp on the Police. It is part of the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy, to demonise law enforcement agencies such as the Police.
Santiago’s call for the investigation of Sri Sanjeevan’s shooting to be made transparent is absurd. Regardless what the victim has tweeted, the information gathered by the Police should be only for the Attorney General’s eyes only.
All of them are assuming that Sri Sanjeevan is just a mere victim in the failed assassination attempt.
There is also a possibility that Sri Sanjeevan is somewhat involved in the activities of certain persons that his involvement or knowledge could jeopardize the operations. Therefore, it is decided that Sri Sanjeevan should be eliminated. Then, the investigations should also include why is Sri Sanjeevan is involved, how is he involved and what roles does he play?
Sri Sanjeevan’s calls and tweets the past one year has been more of Police bashing rather than crime busting. He also has been manipulating information such as NKRA indexes against media reports, to continue in trampling the Police.
He did not pro-actively come forward and offer solution for crime busting, unlike some other groups of individuals. Nor did he offer specific and valuable information to help solve a crime. However, he did make statements like “High ranking Police officers involved in drug activities” aloud, probably more to sensationalise and gain attention rather than contribute to nailing dirty cops.
Then again Sri Sanjeevan was formerly with PKR in his home turf, Bahau. Typically like his political masters, they have had the Police-bashing mentality as part of the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to demonise the Police.
That is probably why Anwar Ibrahim, Rafizi Ramli and Charles Santiago never pushed the Police to investigate on R Sri Sanjeevan. They might uncover something so deep and probably warrants the Emergency Ordinance as right apparatus to keep these underworld criminals off the street.
IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s statement on Sri Sanjeevan failed to provide the Police any information about dirty cops involved in drugs operation.
BernamaMonday, July 29, 2013
- Khalid : “The action of some non-governmental organisations and politicians who posted baseless accusations linking the police with the shooting incident, via the social network, would only worsen the situation.” (Graphic by:Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)
KUALA LUMPUR — The Inspector-General of Police has appealed to the various quarters to cease speculation on the murder attempt on anti-crime watchdog MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan who was shot in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan last Saturday.
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the action of some non-governmental organisations and politicians who posted baseless accusations linking the police with the shooting incident, via the social network, would only worsen the situation.
“We are always monitoring such postings which cast aspersions on the police as being linked to the murder attempt.
“Do not accuse the police in this manner, and poison the minds of the public to hate the force.
“(On our part) We never protect our policemen. Let us complete our investigations and we will reveal our findings,” he told a press conference at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman here today, after handing over 5,400 packages of ‘kuih raya’ to police officers and rank-and-file who will be on duty during the coming Aidilfitri celebrations.
About 4.30pm last Saturday, Sri Sanjeevan, 29, was shot in the abdomen by a pillion rider on a motorcycle which drew alongside a silver BMW car driven by the victim at an intersection in Taman Cempaka.
At the time, the MyWatch chairman, who was with a male friend in the front passenger seat, had wound down his window to have a puff.
Later today, Sri Sanjeevan, who has been warded at the intensive care unit of the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, will undergo an operation to remove the bullet.
A special task force headed by Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah has been set up to investigate the murder attempt.
Khalid said the police were in the midst of investigating a twitter account holder who alleged that “enforcement officers” were given orders to shoot Sri Sanjeevan.
“On our part, we are waiting to interview Sri Sanjeevan when he recovers completely, to enable us to identify the said enforcement officers.
On whether the police would call up Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategic director Rafizi Ramli in connection with a ‘list’ containing names of policemen under internal probe – which was reportedly in possession of Sri Sanjeevan – Khalid said the police would study whether there was such a need.
The inspector-general of police said Sri Sanjeevan had alleged that Melaka and Negeri Sembilan police were paid between RM30,000 and RM50,000 to divulge information to drug syndicates on impending police raids.
“However, to date, he has not given the police any information. How are we to investigate whether the allegation is true or not?