Love your Police more

We should love our Police more – then maybe, just maybe, your life would be safer.

I read with disbelief the statement by Home Minister Hishammuddin. Is it me, or in recent times, any person who takes on this Ministry becomes obtuse or a little daft? Wasn’t it this Ministry which was helmed by a person claiming that some individuals were arrested under the ISA, for their own safety?

Now of course we see the news where Hishammuddin suggests that the primary reason we are all feeling unsafe in this country is because we have demonised the Police force. How can that be logical? Even if it is accurate, are we saying that in spite of being paid with our taxes; the Police choose not to solve crimes, because the people around them, don’t like them?

Perhaps Hishammuddin needs the SB to be on his side? Perhaps he wants to curry favour with the IGP? We will never know, but whatever his reason for saying what he said, it only makes him look more obtuse than ever.

The main problem, Mr Minister, is that the Police force is corrupt. Corruption has blinded their conscience, and this has led to the breakdown of security services in Malaysia. How many times have we heard of close friends informing us of their ‘horror’ stories with the Police. How many times have we read about corruption in the force. This issue has been ventilated so much, but very little is done to arrest the big boys in PDRM. Whenever there is an arrest by MACC of Police officers, it is always some low-ranking officer, a sergeant or corporal. Even when they DO arrest the big boys in PDRM, the chappies get off at trial due to poor investigations by MACC or poor prosecution.

I can tell you what the problem is, Mr Minister – and that is having people like you in Government, people who allow the perpetuation of corruption in our system. Take people like you out of the system, and perhaps 50% of the problem will go away. Once we rid this country of people like you, then the system should next purge all the corrupt in the civil service.

Till then, as a law-abiding citizen and a tax-payer, I would try my very best, to learn to love the Police, again.

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6 Responses to Love your Police more

  1. Rajesh Calais

    I sincerely believe that our government front liners need to have strong and credible Public Relations practitioner as counsel/adviser when they relate to the public.

  2. Mohamad

    Guys..how to luv the police. They themself don’t luv us. If they luv us, certainly they keep us safe by reducing crimes. At another point, sometime and all the time they are arogent to us. Don’t believe me just go to the police station. Then you know how they treat us, as if we are criminal evethough we are the victims.

    What does Hishamuddin know about the police. I am pretty sure he is not well verse with the police.

    Thanks for now. C U later.

  3. Janetlee

    oops … firing squad…

  4. Janetlee

    Ok ….here is a simpler way of looking at "Corruption" ——- and getting rid of it —–

    Let's assume "Corruption Cells" are like "CANCER CELLS".

    The analogy is this —

    (1) CANCER CELLS SPREADING like wild fire ALL OVER YOUR BODY = Corruption Cells spreading like crazy from every establishment in the country and nation.

    (2) CANCER CELLS eating away every healthy cell of your body = Corruption Cells destroying the core values of a progressive nation and country causing chaos, breaking down of the country's system & administration in simple public services like health care or education or even at parking lots.

    (3) To save your life… CANCER CELLS or lumps of cancer cells are surgically removed…. you're alive… & given a new lease of life… to amend your ways.

    (4.1) Same removal procedure with Corruption Cells… The country and nation have another chance to rebuild and formulate better systems for the Rakyat like for example… health care for all at affordable prices, Parents chooses the type of schools they want their children to go to … etc…

    (4.2) I believe only one foreign country has done something about it… I think they call it execution by "Firing Squard" A.S.A.P?

    I rest my case….

  5. farha

    it is true to a certain extent. while agreeing that there's corruption and selective police treatment (esp politics), we must support them when they fight crime….they can't limit questioning to office hours only, there's too many criminals…and if criminals can say that they've been wrongly shot at, we'll head for anarchy.

    i have the right to a peaceful, crime-free life and it can only happen when we stop demonising them for every single thing they do.

  6. Rotherdermus

    The root cause of all the crimes and problems the country is facing now is corruption at all levels of the enforcement agencies be it the police,local council,jpj,customs,etc you name it.Get rid of all the corrupts in the system including those in the private sectors.The private sector is no angels they are equally corrupted infact they are the ones who are more corupted than the civil servants.The question now is how to go about this cleansing?