Deputy IGP Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar Should Be Issued With A Gag Order And Stop Trying To Clear The “Cows and Condos’ Issue (en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3 December 2011.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar Should Be Issued With A Gag Order And Stop Trying To Clear The “Cows And Condos” Issue Of Any Wrongdoing Or Else He Might As Well Resign And Join Politics.

DAP calls on Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to issue a gag order to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar and stop trying to clear up the “cows and condos” issue of any wrongdoing or else Khalid might as well resign and join politics. Hishamuddin said that Putrajaya has not closed the RM250 million National Feedlot Centre scandal(in Gemas, Negri Sembilan) linked to Cabinet minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family although police investigations have not yet revealed any element of criminal breach of trust (CBT).

Then why did Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar have to say that there are is element of CBT or wrongdoing in the case. How can something be not wrong when public funds meant to rear cows is used instead to buy two luxury condos? Despite that, when the Deputy IGP can say that there is nothing wrong even though funds from a RM250 million soft loan can be released early two years before any legal document was signed with the borrower simply stinks to high heaven.

There is nothing wrong with Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s battle-cry in rolling up her sleeves to fight to defend her family. But has she considered whether defending the interests of her family is more important than public interests. Public interests demand why the Federal government can allow and fail to act on the purchase of two luxury condominiums in Bangsar for RM13.8 million when no prior approval was obtained form the Federal government.

Even if it is true that that the scandal has nothing to do with Sharizat, as a Federal Minister she should press for action on why public money is used for a different purpose than that intended for. When money is used to purchase luxury condos instead of for cows and no prior approval obtained, that is criminal breach of trust. By failing to support the Auditor-General’s expose of this scandal Sharizat and UMNO delegates have show complete contempt for the principles of rule of law, integrity, accountability and transparency.

Such blind support for UMNO leaders even when they do wrong or implement wrong policies is unsurprising as UMNO is identified so closely with corruption, cronyism and abuse of power. However when the Deputy IGP is willing to clear up the cows and condos scandal even before investigations is complete, is not just unprofessional and unacceptable but a blow to the integrity of the police force.

This is not the first time that the Deputy IGP has waded into political waters. When he was the Selangor CPO, Datuk Seri Khalid had attacked me by lying that I had refused to record my statement with the police. Khalid later admitted his mistake but failed to apologise to me.

Despite such lies, Datuk Seri Khalid was appointed as Deputy IGP. Now he has cleared up the cows and condos scandal by saying that there is no evidence of CBT even though Hishamuddin has said that investigations are still not closed. If this is the new standards for the professionalism for the police force, then Malaysians can expect Datuk Seri Khalid to be promoted as the next IGP.

—-Mandarin Translation—

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2011年12月3日在吉隆坡发表的声明:

全国副总警长拿督斯里卡立阿布巴卡应该被下令封口,并停止试图为“养牛及豪华公寓”课题的舞弊行为澄清,否则他不如索性辞职来参政。

民主行动党吁请内政部长拿督斯里希山慕丁对全国副总警长拿督斯里卡立阿布巴卡下封口令,阻止他继续为“养牛及豪华公寓”丑闻澄清,否则卡立应索性辞职改行参政。希山慕丁曾说,针对涉及内阁部长莎丽扎家族、位于森州的2亿500万国家养牛中心丑闻,即使警方尚未发现存在任何刑事失信的元素,但是布城尚未因此而结案。

既然如此,那为何全国副总警长拿督斯里卡立阿布巴卡声称此案不存在任何的刑事失信或不法行为呢?当公家发出、原意用来养牛的钱,现在私自挪用在购买两个单位负的豪华公寓时,就没有滥用及不当行为吗?尽管如此,更让人难以接受的是,这名全国副总警长竟然说,即使是这2亿5000万令吉的贷款在正式签约前的2年就发出给借贷人,也是没有错的。

莎丽扎卷起衣袖,为了捍卫其家人而抗战,没什么不妥。但是,她可曾想过,到底捍卫家人的利益比较重要,还是捍卫人民的利益更为重要?维护公众利益者要求,为何联邦政府可以允许并没有采取行动对付这单未经批准就在孟沙购买的总值1千380万令吉公寓?

即使是这宗丑闻与莎丽扎无关,作为一个联邦部长,她应该要求采取行动对付那些将钱花在非原定宗旨的项目上。当这笔原应用来养牛的款项,在未经批准就用来购买豪华公寓时,这根本就是刑事失信了。莎丽扎及一众巫统领袖不支持总稽查司报告,在在显示出他们完全蔑视法律、不顾诚信、没有问责制及没有透明度。

这种即使是明知领袖犯错或推行了错误的政策,也要盲目支持巫统领袖的作法,丝豪不让人感到惊讶。因为巫统本身就是与贪污、朋党、滥权如此“关系密切”的政党。但是,当连全国副总警长在调查尚未结束之间,就迫不及待企图为“养牛及公寓”案洗脱罪名时,这不单只是不专业及无法被接受的行为,更严重打击了警队的廉正。

这名全国副总警长已不是第一次沾上政治这滩水了。当他还是雪州总警长时,拿督斯里卡立甚至以谎言来攻击我,说我拒绝与警方合作以录取口供。卡立虽然在较后有承认这项失误,但却始终没有向我道歉。

尽管他作出这些谎言,但却依然无阻他继续升上全国副总警长这个高职。现在,即使是希山慕丁指此案尚未结案,他依然替“养牛中心及豪华公寓”案件澄清,声称没有证据证明涉及任何方面的刑事失信成份。如果这是我国警队的新专业标准,那我们可以预见,很快地拿督斯里卡立将会升上全国总警长这个职位了。

林冠英

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