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Friday, April 30, 2010

Gerakan: IGP should take public criticisms in good faith

KUALA LUMPUR (April 30, 2010): Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow today criticised Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for threatening to pull the police off the road in response to criticisms over the death of 15-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah.

He said the country’s top cop should take public criticisms and remarks in good faith.
Teng said Musa should not make threatening remarks just because he could not stomach the criticisms made by non-governmental organizations over the boy’s death.
"Such criticisms and remarks by the public were made for the further improvement of the police force," said Teng in a statement.
He said Musa’s remarks were unprofessional and could be construed as threatening the public for questioning the incident which is a cause of public interest.
On Thursday, Musa had reportedly said "if you do not want the police to enforce the law, then say so. Let me know so that I can tell my men to not take any action, including conducting inspections on vehicles or arresting Mat Rempits who ride without licences". He had also asked the public to understand the circumstances, as his men had no way of knowing the car was driven by a 15-year-old.
Teng said the IGP should give confidence to the people that the police force would do its best to maintain law and order.


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