July 24, 2012
Professionalism in Public Service Lost
by Stephen Ng (07-23-12)@http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com
Bukit Aman Social Extremist Division Chief Assistant Director E2 (M) Mohd Sofian Md Makinuddin has brought disgrace to the force that he is supposed to represent. As a Special Branch senior officer, it is not his job to talk to the press what he thinks he knows, especially when he should be apolitical.
He has definitely raised an ire by saying that there are Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists and individuals linked to the communist movement who try to penetrate the opposition parties and become candidates for the coming general election.
He reminds me of Hanif Omar, a former IGP, who said that BERSIH 3.0 rally which was held on April 28 was a coup d’etat. When I told this to my friends from overseas, they laughed and the first thing they asked, “Is he senile? What kind of person do you have as an IGP? How did he, a Muslim senior police officer, become the chairman of a business that is not known to be halal?”
I remember previously the former Chief Commissioner of MACC also said the same thing about Khalid Ismail who donated 40 heads of cows to his Bandar Tun Razak constituency. Ahmad Said Hamdan was adamant that he had evidence to prosecute Khalid, at a point when the Attorney-General had not even announced a decision.
The nation can recall what was said by the present MACC Chief, Abu Kassim Mohamed, who pledged to resign if any graft reports were not investigated by his agency, including high profile cases involving government ministers.
We have heard and read about the allegations that the present Prime Minister himself, Najib Tun Razak was involved in the Scorpene scandal. Has any investigation started? If not, why hasn’t Abu Kassim honoured his own words?
In the minds of my overseas friends, it is obvious that many of our senior officers lack the credibility to lead the departments.Since Sofian is so specific about his allegations, he should provide the list to both PAS and DAP leadership instead of trying to smear the good names of these two political parties. Give them a chance to investigate their own members. After all, it is never the role of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Special Intelligence Branch to be drawn into a political squabble.
The allegations that Sofian has made are just as wild allegations as that the same group of people have already penetrated into the ruling parties. After all, if they are trying to penetrate the Opposition parties now, they would have done so with the BN parties or what made you think that they have not?
For him to link the alleged visits by certain party members to southern Thailand to meet former Malayan Communist Party (PKM) leaders is also another moronic accusation. What he has failed to realise is that China is ruled by the Communist Party.
Whereas Sofian is talking about former communist party members, he should train his men to investigate on the numerous visits by our ministers and trade relations people to the heart of Communism in China.
Malaysians are generally more well-informed these days. We have woken up to the fact that this country is destroyed by the irresponsible statements made by our politicians and their kunchus. The vast cronyism and nepotism that existed during former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s 22 years of rule, can no longer be allowed in this country.
Everything that Sofian has said simply makes no sense to the ordinary Malaysian folk. If he is wise, he should retract his own statements or otherwise being seen as moronic, or even idiotic, at large. After all, being professionals and neutral, it is never the business of the PDRM to be involved in the politics of this country.
The Police’s ultimate allegiance is to the King and the Country, not to the politicians whom he can gain favours from.