Saturday, November 15, 2008

The police failed because IPCMC failed to materialize

Recently, we had seen the police acted harshly against our fellow Pakatan Rakyat MP, State Assemblyman and the latest, a State Executive Councillor. Prior to that, even a State Executive Councillor was detailed under the Internal Security Act for a week at Umno’s instigation.

We could clearly see that the police force of today does too much work on political policing. The majority of the manpower in the force has been much concentrating on assisting Umno to curb the rising influence and popularity of Pakatan Rakyat.

As the result, the force is getting more corrupted and one-sided and listened too much to certain Umno top leaders. The top brass of the force are also seen to be leaning towards the dominant party in the Barisan Nasional in order to prevent the establishment of the Independent Police Misconduct and Complaints Commission (IPCMC). The police special branch’s headcount was increased to carry out these “political” tasks.

Therefore, an “understanding” might have taken place i.e. “make sure you don’t form the IPCMC to control us and we will take care of your political rivals for you” or “if you get IPCMC into the picture, we will increase the crime rates”. So, that is why the proposed IPCMC did not take place but instead a loosely Special Complaints Commission (SCC) was counter-proposed to do away with the original plan.

With this, the police got down to do its intense political policing for Umno by harassing the Pakatan Rakyat leaders and even their state governments. What happened after then?

You all could see it today, here, in front of you, almost daily! The crime rates in our nation are increasing drastically. Armed robbery, murder, rape, snatch thieves, kidnappings and various kinds of threats are happening everyday in our neighborhood, districts, states and the entire nation. Even innocent children are being kidnapped or brutally murdered. Where are the police when our people needed them so much?

The police were supposed to protect us from all these crimes around us but they were not there when we need them. They were busy fighting in politics on behalf of their political masters who are also well known with their racist supremacy, dominancy and neo-Nazi stand.

In this case, Pakatan Rakyat state governments should now start to initiate the establishment of a state level IPCMC each in Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan in order to observe and oversee the effectiveness of the police in their respective states.

Concurrently, in order to counter-balance the powers of the police, the Pakatan Rakyat state governments should also look into possibilities of establishing their own Security Force in order to provide effective security measures for their chief ministers and state executive councilors and to support crime prevention efforts by the respective state administrations as well.

The Pakatan Rakyat leaders should jointly come out with a firm resolution to deny the continuous display of power abuse by Umno and the police force onto our peace loving people and community.

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