New IGP Khalid Abu Bakar should be censured for wanting to play politics to please his political masters

The new Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should be censured for wanting to play politics to please his political masters instead of focussing on his first duty to the people – to make Malaysians, tourists and investors safe from crime and the fear of crime.

I have just been informed that two police officers had questioned party adviser and founding DAP National Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin for one hour and 15 minutes under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code in connection with irresponsible and baseless allegations that the term “Malaysian Spring” which had been used by Dr. Chen in a private email last year was in connection with a conspiracy for violent and illegal overthrow of the elected government.

This is sheer nonsense and a pure waste of police resources, manpower and time when there are more important things for the police to do, as keeping Malaysians free from crime.

Two days ago the sister of the Deputy Prime Minister was victim of a house break-in in Petaling Jaya while the sister of the Inspector-General of Police was another victim of house break-in in Mantin.

With such a rife crime situation, it is downright irresponsible for the police to waste time and resources on a wild goose chase because some errant and irresponsible politicians have made false and outrageous allegations but who has no principles or courage of conviction to lodge official reports.

Is the police prepared to charge these persons who have made made baseless and irresponsible allegations causing the police to go on a wild goose’s case, wasting scarce public resources and time?

New Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi may be able to boast that the police investigation of Dr. Chen is proof of his seriousness as Home Minister. He cannot be more wrong – as it is proof that Malaysia has got a wrong person to be Home Minister who has no idea of what should be his proper sense of priorities.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah