Stop meddling, politicians told


  • Nation
  • Friday, 31 Oct 2003

BY NELSON BENJAMIN

JOHOR BARU: Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Musa Hassan has hit out at state politicians for “meddling and interfering” in their work, pointing out that their actions could jeopardise investigations. 

“No one, including the public, politicians or assemblymen, can simply give orders to my men to do what they want as we have procedures to adhere to,” he said. 

DCP Musa, who described the meddling from state politicians as quite serious, said the police should not be made scapegoats by politicians who want to gain political mileage. 

“I am not at war with any party or any politician but if anyone is not happy with my men’s performance, they should contact me instead of going to the media. 

“Previously, I have even got calls from politicians in the wee hours of the morning questioning me about raids on gambling and entertainment outlets,” DCP Musa said, adding that such meddling must stop immediately. 

“I have, in the past, written to Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman informing him about a similar matter,” he said, adding that most state politicians had his contact number and could call him anytime to seek advice on any matter. 

He was commenting on reports made by state MCA public complaints bureau chairman Low Teh Hian that the release of 20-year-old Chua Hsin Pei on Sunday was due to the highlighting of the matter in the press. 

“We should all feel lucky she was released in the first place,” DCP Musa said.  

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