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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