Ex-IGP Musa: No cartels in force, just factions

PETALING JAYA: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan believes that there are no cartels within the police force, but rather officers who belong to different factions.

“I believe these officers referred to are in support of certain factions within the police force itself.

“To use the word cartel means that it is an illegal syndicate involving criminals.

“However, if there are any officers working in cahoots with illegal syndicates then the police must take action and arrest all involved, ” he said when contacted yesterday.

He said stern action must be taken against anyone whether they are within the police force or members of crime syndicates.

Musa was responding to claims made by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador in an interview programme, SinarLive, earlier this week that there was a movement among young police officers plotting his downfall.

Meanwhile, in Ipoh, Bernama reported that Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has asked Abdul Hamid to submit a full report on his allegations to the Police Force Commission.

Hamzah said he had contacted the nation’s top cop and asked him to clarify the matter.

“I have explained that the IGP had announced the matter in public but I, as the minister, was not informed of it earlier.

“So I contacted him and wanted a full report so that we can announce to the people clearly after that because I do not want such vague issues to create an unhealthy perception, ” he said.

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