Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hishammuddin says up to IGP to act on ‘third force’

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today it is incumbent upon the Inspector General of Police to take any action against a so-called” third force” which the latter claimed has influence over his position as top cop.

The minister said that there would be no tolerance towards any external force.

“We don’t allow any third party to get involved in the running of the police,” he told the media in Parliament here.

IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan yesterday spoke to a Malay daily that there was a “third force” which was influencing the operations of the police.

He further said that the third party could be “politicians” or “certain individuals.”

The IGP also claimed that there are “some quarters” that “want to rush” him into leaving his position.

His statement came just a week after a Chinese daily, China Press, reported that he had tendered his resignation letter. The report was subsequently denied by the IGP.

The open admission by Musa, however, has yet to be translated into a formal complaint to the Home Ministry, said Hishammuddin.

He said that should there be any truth to this claim, the police should be able to deal with it on their own.

“No, I’ve not heard any complaints and he has not raised it with me. If there is a third force, with power or influence [over] the police, inform me.

“Secondly, I think the police can also take action on their own,” he said.

Musa is due to retire in September this year.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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