KUALA LUMPUR: All efforts to ensure that integrity remains strong in the police force must continue even after Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador retires as the Inspector-General of Police, says Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
Musa, a former inspector-general of police himself, said whoever succeeded Abdul Hamid should ensure that efforts to clean up the police force continued.
“There should be continuity in dealing with matters of integrity, especially regarding the issue of a cartel within the police force.
“The current IGP has done a lot to improve integrity within the police force, but it is up to his successor to follow up on such efforts, ” he told reporters after delivering a keynote address at an event to welcome allied members to the Selangor and Federal Territory Industrial Security Society (SWISS) yesterday.
Musa was asked to comment on efforts to clean up the force once Abdul Hamid’s contract expires on May 3 after being appointed as the IGP in 2019.
“When I retired, I came up with a five-year plan to improve the police force and I left it to my successor to carry on that efforts, ” he said.
On the 34 enforcement officers, including those from the police force, alleged to be colluding with notorious Macau Scam leader Datuk Seri Nicky Liow Soon’s syndicate, Musa said stern action must be taken against the officers.
“During my time (as IGP), I took action against wrongdoers regardless of their rank. Take action without fear or favour, ” he said.
On the event, Musa, who is SWISS chairman, said the association was working with society members, NGOs, enforcement agencies and education bodies to develop a echnologically advanced and competitive security industry.
Through such efforts, Musa said employees of the industry would see an uplifting of their status and the elimination of current stigma attached to working as security guards.
SWISS was working with a local university on strategic action plans to develop local talents for better security in Malaysia, he added.