In her attempt to stay relevant as an upcoming Opposition politician and second liner, issue-bankrupt politician PKR Vice President Nurul Izzah Anwar uttered another lie hoping to start another controversy by questioning the Police for stationing 30 Special Branch officers in London.
Pro-Opposition news portal Riong Kali dot com’s story:
IGP denies 30 SB officers in London, says it is just Nurul Izzah’s imagination
BY MUZLIZA MUSTAFA
NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) has dismissed claims by Nurul Izzah Anwar that 30 Special Branch officers are stationed in London, saying it was a figment of her imagination.
“What she said is not true. The number is too big. Some people just have a bit of imagination,” said Khalid in Bukit Aman this morning.
Without revealing details, Khalid admitted that there are SB officers in London, but added that the number is much lesser than what Nurul Izzah had stated.
Khalid also said police have no plans to take any action against the PKR Lembah Pantai MP for her claim.
“No need to. Let’s not waste our time to investigate things which are not true,” he said.
Yesterday, an Umno leader accused Nurul Izzah of threatening national security for her expose on the number of SB officers stationed in London.
Cheras Umno division chief Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee said stern action must be taken on any political leader who reveal secrets or confidential information crucial to national security.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim also slammed Nurul Izzah’s remarks and urged the authorities to investigate her.
“No need to. Let’s not waste our time to investigate things which are not true,” said Khalid.
The IGP also urged the various parties who have been criticising police on the safety and security matters, to let police do their job.
Without naming names, Khalid said these people should focus on their job scope instead of meddling in police duties.
“Leave it to me to decide on the deployment of policemen. Let me and the police deal with this,” said Khalid.
In a recent Pakatan Rakyat forum on goods and services tax (GST) in Bangsar, Nurul Izzah had questioned the need for Putrajaya to station 30 SB officers in London.
The SB team in London, she added, was revealed in various government documents such as the 10th Malaysia Plan and the annual budget, and from the Home Ministry’s replies in the Dewan Rakyat.
She said that stationing 30 officers in London was yet another example of how the Home Ministry did not properly allocate police resources to combat crime.
Nurul Izzah also cited the increasing number of policemen assigned to SB duties as further proof that the ministry and the Barisan Nasional administration are misguided in their priorities when it came to law enforcement.
“The SB is used primarily to spy on politicians,” she said.
Nurul Izzah added that last year, SB churned out 830,000 surveillance reports mostly on Pakatan politicians. In contrast, the CID solved 60,000 criminal cases.
“Could not these SB officers be redeployed to the CID so that we could boost our crime solving rate?” she asked. – November 16, 2013.
It is evidently clear Nurul Izzah lie, in her sordid attempt to capture the imagination of many pro-Opposition sympathizers especially amongst the educated and professional lot and younger Malaysians. The lie would be perpetuated so that it would turn into a controversy, to demonise the ruling government for abusing public funds and blatant wastage.
Exactly like how she previously lied about the KLIA2 radar project and before that the failure for RMN’s Perdana Class Scorpene submarines to dive.
IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar admitted the Police do station some Police officers abroad. Mostly to facilitate the Royal Malaysian Police work, especially involving police and security services of the assigned country. However the number is much less that what Nurul Izzah claimed to be.
What Nurul Izzah would not admit is how this nation so far is free from bombings by extremist and terrorists groups. It is not by chance that the bombings in Indonesia, the Phillipines and Thailand does not happen here.
The fact is that the ‘bombing free’ situation could only be achieved by effective Police intelligence and working relationship with Police and security service agencies from neighbouring and friendly countries.
The arrest of South East Asia most wanted man Mas Selamat Kastari in Johor, after escapism from Singapore Internal Security detention centre is an example how good Police intelligence is. It was the Special Branch officers and agents who managed to bring down communist rebellion and insurgency and the attempt to do public spot bombing at the turn of the millennium was foiled.
Extremists and militant religious deviants recruits students for their horrific crimes against humanity.
Police intelligence also is an integral component of war against crime such as organised crime and the underworld related activities such as drug trafficking, human trafficking and money laundering.
Since PKR struggle is dependent on how well this country is turned upside down by anarchists, politicians like Nurul Izzah, Mat Sabu and Tony Pua would continue to lie and perpetuated lies. Even at the expense of national security.