Friday, March 12, 2010

Police chief Musa to quit this month

Inspector-general of police Musa Hassan has tendered his resignation to Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Onn, five months before the end of his contract.

According to China Press, the police chief is expected to formally step down on March 25 at a function commemorating the 203rd Police Day.

musa hassan police igp pc 250607 mumSources said that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Hishammuddin have both accepted his resignation.

If there is no last-minute changes, deputy inspector-general of police Ismail Omar will take over as the country's No 1 cop.

Musa's resignation - five months before he was due to end his contract - came a day after former No 3 in the police force, Ramli Yusuff, was acquitted of failing to declare his multi-million ringgit assets.

Controversial figure

aca police corruption ramli yusuff tit for tat 191107 new versiRamli has accused Musa of having links with underworld figures and the man behind his persecution, leading to him being charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and his suspension from the force.

Musa, 59, who is the eight IGP, has served in the top post for four years since he was appointed on Sept 12, 2006. He was given a two-year contract after he reached the compulsory retirement age in 2007.

Last year, his contract was renewed for another year. The opposition kicked up a storm over the renewal of his contract.

Musa joined police force in 1969. He was appointed Johor police chief in 2003. A year later, he was moved to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman where he headed the criminal investigation department (CID). In 2005, he was made deputy IGP.

He also has a law degree from Britain.

A controversial figure, he was the investigation officer of the first Anwar Ibrahim sodomy case in 1998.

He was accused by Anwar of colluding with attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, who was then a senior public prosecutor, in fabricating evidence against the former deputy premier.

ACA investigation

In 2007, Musa was investigated on allegation that he was paid RM2.1million for the release of three members of illegal betting syndicates from custody.

The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) was lodged by then Internal Security Minister Johari Baharum, who himself was accused of similar links to underworld figures. [See chart above]

However, AG Abdul Gani ordered the then ACA to close the investigations for lack of evidence. Two months later, Musa got his two-year contract from the government to continue as IGP.

[More to follow]

courtesy of Malaysiakini


IGP: I have not resigned

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Tan Sri Musa Hassan has denied a report in local Chinese daily China Press today that he has resigned as Inspector-General of Police.

Quoting unnamed sources, China Press had reported that Musa submitted his resignation letter to the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The 59-year-old Musa’s contract as IGP expires in September.

news courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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