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Let’s support the police chief in reforming the force

Former police chief Hamid Bador made a bold allegation - THE STAR

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Let us all pledge support for him in his avowed mission to make the force reputable, corruption-free, friendly and professional, says Patriot.

Inspector General of Police Hamid Bador is a man of high repute.

Since assuming his role in May he has set his sight in reforming the police force. His intent to transform the force out of its battered image is a herculean task, considering the decades of abuse inflicted by the previous administration.

The inspector general has vowed to stem corruption and has ordered his officers and men to disassociate themselves from the activities of the underworld. The task ahead for him is daunting and requires support and understanding from his officers, other personnel, politicians and the public.

Hamid was blunt when he said the sex video investigation purportedly involving a senior PKR politician had taken too much of his time and that of his officers, whose time could otherwise be used for other meaningful police duties. His rebuke of politicians on this unnecessary burden that apparently sprung from intra-party leadership rivalry was necessary and rightfully so.

There have been calls for inspector general’s resignation by certain quarters who accused the police chief of being elusive in not stating conclusively the findings on the investigation into the sex video – including one calling him a liar. Patriot views such calls as immature and irresponsible.

The inspector general is correct in not making public the findings of the investigation as the investigation papers are now in the custody of the attorney general’s office. Doing so pre-empts the work of the attorney general’s office and plays to the gallery of gutter politics now at play.

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Patriot acknowledges that the allegation of a senior PKR politician’s involvement in the sex video is serious – and agrees fully that, should the allegation be true, the politician has no other option but to resign.

The police chief’s tenure of office is only two years and he has a load on his shoulder to put things right. Let us all pledge support for him to accomplish his avowed mission to make the force a reputable, corruption-free, friendly and professional one that all Malaysians can respect, honour and be proud of.

Retired Brigadier General Mohamed Arshad Raji is president of the National Patriots Association (Patriot).

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Murali Subramaniam
29 Jul 2019 12.09am

find Indra’s daugther!

Richard Ooi
28 Jul 2019 8.24pm

Sure why not

Kuldeep Singh Gill
28 Jul 2019 7.12pm

Azmin how?
First step to reform.

Raman Baskaran
28 Jul 2019 3.40pm

How to support when he working with Mahazalim

Zain Abdullah
28 Jul 2019 5.49pm

As long as the semburit case is not resolved our trust in the IGP is compromised.

Md Zik
28 Jul 2019 3.09pm


Taring Tebrau
28 Jul 2019 2.27pm

Because he is so “MYOPIC” with regards to the Semburit video, we have lost all hope that there would be any change at all…

Anas Abd Jalil
28 Jul 2019 2.51pm

Lol, the guy who love to …. Mahathir haha

Peck Sin Chew
28 Jul 2019 5.07pm

Yes.Hope he will be able to do well
.Good luck and god bless

Ralph Keightley
28 Jul 2019 4.17pm

In order for the IGP to maintain the pressure for improvement he needs to know that he has the support of the people. Well he has mine, fight the good fight with all your might.

Allen Loh
28 Jul 2019 3.12pm

No one can change anyone if he doesn’t want to change ! Ignorance of discipline is the main cause of all the problems and the top ranking officers should hold responsibility for this ignorance ! All uniform organisation will be well managed if discipline is observed by every one in the group !

YB Dave Singh
28 Jul 2019 3.55pm

Find the Pastor first

Richard Ng Ting Woong
28 Jul 2019 3.37pm

He has set some good n not good example so I will give him partial support for now

Perumal Kali
28 Jul 2019 3.15pm

Let us all give our utmost moral support for this IGP for having gone through the mill of suffering.He is devoid of false news.but human enough to be humble &humane.
He is the ear & eyes of the citizens.Sometimes he may be forced to listen to the voice of the EXE. for a peaceful stay of evil events beyond his controlThat simply means that truth is stranger than fiction.

Dee Oon
28 Jul 2019 2.35pm

He is good. Finally, Msia has a good man.

Taring Tebrau
28 Jul 2019 2.27pm

If the he is so “MYOPIC” with regards to the Semburit video, we have lost all hope that there would be any change at all…

Thomas Markyn
28 Jul 2019 2.09pm

LOL…Reform?…LOL… Change? LOL

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