Gerard Samuel Vijayan: All of these allegations and suspicions could have been avoided if the IGP (inspector-general of police) and the RMP (Royal Malaysian Police) had supported the formation of the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission).
Even the government, for reasons best known to it, was opposed to the IPCMC when the Royal Commission on the Operations and Management of the RMP made its recommendations to the then PM Abdullah Badawi, who was supportive of the IPCMC, to set it up as soon as possible to restore public confidence in the police force.
To date, even the watered down Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission has yet to see the light of day although the Act setting it up received the Royal Assent last year. Until the politicians from the ruling BN/Umno government stop interfering directly or indirectly with the police force and the force itself is reformed from top to bottom to eradicate corruption and abuses and to restore integrity, professionalism, discipline and ethics, the RMP will remain suspect in the minds of many right-thinking Malaysians.
Multi Racial: This is the problem with the government. They think the people are stupid. We all knew what Musa Hassan is talking about when he mentioned interference from Home Ministry. I am sure Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Home Ministry secretary-general Mahmood Adam knew that too.
Musa was referring to the Home Ministry interfering with the police doing their job. But Mahmood, thinking we are stupid, cleverly twisted the story as if the interference meant the Home Ministry not acceding to police's requests. Come on, learn to speak the truth.
Anonymous: Do you expect Hishammuddin to say, "Yes, I did interfere"? Of course, he is going to deny it. That's what the BN government is good at. All the major institutions in the country, including the judiciary and police, have lost the respect of the rakyat due to such interferences.
Artchan: With Musa's allegations against the Home Ministry, all Hishammuddin could do was come with a feeble statement denying any interference. Hisham is his boss and should recommend that the IGP be disciplined for his foul mouth. But Hisham is not the man he is, or he cannot afford Musa to spill the beans if any action is taken.
They can take away Musa's one-year extension, but they can't muzzle him. Maybe to buy his silence, they would probably give him a big golden handshake.
Ferdtan: Musa Hassan said he may consider the suggestion to lodge a report over the alleged interference when he becomes a civilian on Sept 13. There is no way he would do that; for as a civilian, Musa, without the unbridled power as an IGP, not only will fail in his action but will be humiliated by the system which served him so well during his time with the police.
Welcome to the real world, citizen Musa, you may have to pay for your past sins. In your case, is it too late for atonement?
Teh: If he makes a report, he may be questioned by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission). Then he will have to strangle himself and fall off a window from a tall building.
LI Ting Rui: Musa, you cannot be in power forever. Change is inevitable. You have exhausted your usefulness to Umno. Only you are the one responsible for all the evils that you have done. Sayonara!
Concerned Citizen: The outgoing IGP is acting like sour grapes. Leave like a gentleman. What you don't like, such as the so-called interference or whatever, tell that privately to your successor on how to handle it.
Dingy: Musa, will you come out in open when there is a change of government? The people still want to know who allegedly gave the order to blow up Altantuya Shaariibuu. Whose baby did she carry at the time as it was rumoured that she was pregnant? The rakyat believe you have the evidence and we are sure that you used it to bargain for another extension to your service.
Unfortunately you failed this time. I am sure you will keep this in your heart and strike when opportunities prevail, just like the former IGP who punched Anwar Ibrahim.
Arbee: There's a saying, "no smoke without fire". Of course, nowadays such smoke can be created without fire. So, two options are open here; namely to conduct transparent investigation or allow the complainant to speak openly without fear or favor.
Swipenter: Musa, once you retire you are going to slide into oblivion like many before you. Of course, nobody believes that the Home Ministry's denial that the PDRM is a completely independent institution. If you dare to say it, please prove your allegations and confirm what the rakyat has been suspecting.
Sentinel: Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court judge Supang Lian said the outgoing IGP was a liar. And today he was caught lying again about not being told that his contract would not be extended. What a serial liar!
Gen2: Our civil service has been corrupted so much that senior officials can lie to you in public with a straight face.
Vijay: Musa Hassan, you are exactly one of the hopeless cases picked up from the way side and elevated to a lofty position because you serve well your political masters. And like the spineless wretch you are, you blame everybody else for your shameful record as IGP. In Malaysia, we do not have that attribute where someone takes blame and responsibility for what he failed to do. It is always somebody else that made you do it.
Mr ex-IGP, you should have listened to your own outgoing speech, not when you left the service, but when you accepted the post.
Bozuka: Musa, will you comment if your tenure is extended for another year?