October 30, 2013
Former IGP Musa Hassan apologised for his lies and misdemeanours.
by Din Merican
MalaysiaKini has been consistent in its follow through story about the Copgate Affair where, in 2007, former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan and A-G Gani Patail with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had fixed up former Director of Commercial Crimes Investigations Dept, Dato Ramli Yusuff, on various trumped up and false charges. Since then Dato Ramli has been vindicated of all these charges. The Court in Kota Kinabalu even branded Musa Hassan a Liar of the highest order.
After Musa Hassan was not given a further extension to be IGP, he started attacking the Government and also tried to run down his successor and former IGP and current Malaysian Ambassador to France, Tan Sri Ismail Omar. Then, nearing the last GE13, Musa Hassan tried to endear himself to Pakatan Rakyat by further criticising the government. Quite a lot of people were taken in by Musa Hassan’s pretensions that he is now a repentant crime crusader.
But when Lawyer Rosli Dahlan was interviewed by FMT, Rosli did not mince his words in calling Musa a Liar and a Manipulator. Rosli said – “A leopard doesn’t change its spots!”. Despite such scathing remarks against Musa Hassan, there was no defamation suit filed by him against Rosli. Not daring to take on Rosli, Musa turned his attack on Dato Ramli Yusuff by name calling him in the “black knight vs white knight” altercation by also implicating Tan Sri Robert Phang. Both Tan Sri Robert Phang and Dato Ramli wasted no time in suing Musa Hassan for lying and defaming them.
This morning, Musa Hassan admitted before High Court Judge Prasad Abraham that all his remarks against Dato Ramli were lies and fabrications. Musa was treated like a delinquent schoolboy when Judge Prasad made him apologise personally to Dato Ramli. Musa was also ordered to pay legal cost of RM10,000/-. What a shameless man this Musa Hassan has become!
This makes me think that liars and defamers must be getting away easy if they think they can tell lies and then later just apologise and pay nominal cost. That in essence was what Musa did. That is what Utusan Malaysia and the other mainstream newspapers have been doing. If that is what it is then, the law has been made into an ass.
Only 2 weeks ago the New Straits Times (NST) and the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) were ordered to pay Rosli Dahlan RM300,000in damages. While that seemed like a big sum of money, I know for a fact that Rosli had spent much more than that amount to vindicate his stained name.
So, now that the dominoes are falling for Musa Hassan and his cohorts, I suggest that Dato Ramli and Rosli Dahlan should sue Musa Hassan and A-G Gani Patail for what they did in 2007 to both Dato Ramli and Rosli Dahlan. They should file the mother of all defamation and conspiracy suits against all these rogues in government. They must do it, they owe it to all Malaysians to do it, so that the Rule of Law is upheld and the government may be rid of these rogues!”
Former IGP apologises to ex-CCID chief Ramli
Hafiz Yatim | 12:20PM Oct 30, 2013@http://www.malaysiakini.com
Former inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan has today apologised to former Commercial Crime Investigation (CCID) Director Ramli Yusuff over the former’s “white knight and black knight remark”.Musa apologised to Ramli inside the chambers of Shah Alam High Court judge Justice Prasadh Sandosham Abraham today.
The court has also ordered Musa to pay RM10,000 costs to Ramli.Musa had made the statement during a press conference organised by MyWatch, when he was the crime watchdog’s patron. Ramli was represented by Harvinderjit Singh while Musa was represented by lawyers Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, and Shahrudin Ali. Abdul Aziz, who is the former MAS chairperson, told Malaysiakini said that parties met in chambers and agreed to settle the matter amicably.
“Both shook hands and apologised. There is minimal costs paid,” he said.
Ramli: I made 35 asset declarations
The former CCID chief filed the suit on February 28 this year, alleging what Musa said at a MyWatch press conference had contained defamatory, slanderous remarks and lies as reported by the news portal Free Malaysia Today(FMT) and a video clip also carried on the website.
Musa had urged Ramli to explain his amassed during the latter’s career. He had also claimed that Ramli had tried to portray himself as a “white knight” and Musa as a “black knight”.
The statements, the former CCID Director argued, portrayed him as dishonest, corrupt, had committed an offence punishable by a prison term and had fabricated and made false declarations regarding his assets and accumulated wealth.
Ramli claimed the words were vexatious, bereft of the truth, fallacious and totally uncalled for. They, he alleged were defamatory and issued with malicious intent despite being investigated by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission and acquitted of all charges.
Ramli said he made 35 asset declarations in his career as a Police Officer and all had been approved by the Deputy IGPs, IGPs and the Home Affairs Ministry.