Malaysian Cops Are Indeed A Precious Lot, No?
Posted by ErnieJean on October 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR : A police beat base located in the Chow Kit area of downtown Kuala Lumpur has been shut down because the “presence of criminals could make it unsafe” for police officers.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the beat base was located in a dirty area where police faced the possibility of being exposed to contagious diseases.
The presence of criminals also posed a threat to the safety of police officers. (Really!? You don’t say…….)
He said this in a written reply to Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali (PAS – Titiwangsa).
Dr Lo’ Lo’ had asked why the beat base along Jalan Haji Taib was closed considering that vice activities were high in the area.
She also wanted to know what kind of action had been taken by the police to curb vice activities in the Chow Kit area.
So, we Malaysians must have been misleading ourselves all these while?
Because, apparently, according to our Home Minister (based on his reply to Dr. Lo’Lo), the Malaysian police force is not meant to be safeguarding the security of the country and certainly not to be placed into any dangerous situations even if it’s meant to fight crime…….SO WHAT ARE THEY FOR!!??
Does that also mean that we can also forget about all their previous promises to step up effort to fight crime? All those millions spent on special “crime fighting” equipments, uniforms, etc were just merely part of the “window dressing” rebranding exercise? (I know I know…asking silly questions when the answer is soooo obvious, right?)
I think Dr. Mohd. Hatta quite aptly say it all……kudos, once again, to the MPs from Pakatan Rakyat for bringing it up…..
Dr Mohd Hatta said that if the police themselves felt unsafe in a beat base, it would be even worse for the public.
“Maybe it would be better to put the beat base in the army barracks.”
Dr Mohd Hatta then managed to raise the issue again during his own debate on Budget 2009 saying that Syed Hamid’s response was irrational and hoped he would clarify his written answer as this was not the kind of police the people wanted.
“The police are there to make a place safe. If they themselves are scared and run away, how can we hope for others to want to be there?” he asked.
Dr Mohd Hatta said if the place was dirty, it was up to the police to organise gotong-royong activities to clean it up.
He added the only kind of contagious disease in the area was sexually transmitted, adding that getting infected was a matter of choice. (Totally love this last jab at the idiocies of the Home Minister and his “Mah Chai”s)
But I suppose this is what we get when we have a blundering fool for a Home Minister, who won his UMNO divison head post under very suspicious “coincidental” circumstances. How much of a “blunderer” is he? Well, apparently enough for someone to actually compile all his blunders and post them up……….check this link out for a good laugh ;-D http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?id=17877