Former inspector-general (IGP) of police Musa Hassan today urged top cop Abdul Hamid Bador to name the senior officers in the force whom he had said were involved in taking money from syndicates, saying this would allow an investigation to be carried out.
Speaking to MalaysiaNow, he said this would also ensure fairness for other officers as not all of them were on the payroll of crime syndicates.
He said this was especially the case if there were former police chiefs involved.
“Otherwise, no action will be taken.”
Hamid said on Monday that the “culture of taking money” had existed in the force “from the bottom to the top”.
“Even the officers on the ground are afraid to take action because the IGP wants it. This was happening before,” he said.
Musa said he supports Hamid’s efforts to clean up the force but that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should also investigate the matter.
“Every allegation has to be investigated, especially when it involves a top personality who carried the duty of keeping the country safe,” he said.
He said the same applies for any other officers including those in the cartel whom Hamid said were working to topple him.
“The cartel should be revealed so that action will be taken.”
When contacted, two other former IGPs, Mohamad Fuzi Harun and Khalid Abu Bakar, declined to comment on Hamid’s remarks.
“I have no further comment, my time has passed,” Fuzi said, while Khalid said: “Let him alone talk, I have no comment.”