20 September 2018
Fuzi Harun should step down as IGP if he cannot comply with Interpol protocol to put Jho Low on the Interpol Red Notice List
Although I am far from the country as I am in the Australian capital of Canberra, I am utterly shocked to read of the excuse given by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun about the police problem complying with Interpol protocol to put the 1MDB mastermind and the No. 1 Malaysian international fugitive from justice, Jho Low, to put him on Interpol Red Notice List.
Fuzi said Interpol has its own protocol in deciding whether to make the names on its wanted list public, when responding to a news report that the names of several Malaysians – including former police officer Sirul Azhar Umar, white collar criminal Michael Soosai and car theft syndicate mastermind Robin Hai – are still on the list, but not that of Jho Low and his father.
Fuzi said Interpol has the discretion to decide whether to only release these names to relevant authorities.
He said: “A request to have any individual listed on the Red Notice list depends on the Interpol’s protocol, which takes time as it has to undergo a thorough process which has been outlined by the international agency.
“Based on the same protocol, Interpol will decide whether the names on the list will be published to the public or only made known to related authorities.”
Fuzi should stop his wishy-washy statement, and declare whether Jho Low is on the Interpol wanted list, and if not, why not. He should step down as IGP if he cannot comply with Interpol protocol to put Jho Low on the Interpol Red Notice List
It is not just because last month, the Putrajaya Sessions Court issued an arrest warrant against Jho Low and his father, Larry Low Hock Peng to enable both to be repatriated and face money-laundering charges in relation to 1MDB.
Jho Low is today the most famous Malaysian in the whole wide world – even more famous than Datuk Seri Najib Razak who transformed Malaysia into a global kleptoracy or even Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who has become the world’s oldest Prime Minister at the age of the 93 in the mission to Save Malaysia from continuing in the trajectory towards a rogue democracy, kakistocracy and global kleptocracy.
In such circumstances, it is a terrible reflection on the competence, efficiency and professionalism or the Royal Malaysian Police that the world’s most wanted Malaysian is not on the Interpol Red Notice List.
It is not as if the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering, which had caused the downfall of the Najib premiership which Malaysians and the world had thought was so solid, unshakeable and invincible, happened only yesterday. In actual fact, what the US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions described as “kleptocracy at its worst” goes far back to 2009, a few months after Najib became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia!
Fuzi should read the two recent books on 1MDB, Clare Rewcastle Brown’s “The Sarawak Report – the Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose” and Tom Wright and Bradley Hope’s “Billion Dollar Whale – The Man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood and the world” and tell Malaysians whether there is anything new in the two books on 1MDB for the police investigators, or whether the police had all long knew all about the secrets of the 1MDB scandal as exposed by these two books.
If so, why is Malaysian Police unable to comply with Interpol Protocol to put Jho Low and his father on Interpol Wanted List?
(Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Canberra on Thursday, 20th September 2018)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang accused the inspector-general of incompetence over Malaysian police’s inability to convince Interpol to list fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and his father on its website for wanted persons.
Responding to Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun’s statement on the matter from yesterday, the Iskandar Puteri MP said Low’s alleged wrongdoings related to 1MDB were already the subject of global attention and was open knowledge.
Among others, he pointed out that two just-published books contained detailed accounts of the junior Low’s involvement.
“In such circumstances, it is a terrible reflection on the competence, efficiency and professionalism or the Royal Malaysian Police that the world’s most wanted Malaysian is not on the Interpol Red Notice List,” Lim said in a statement.
While acknowledging that arrest warrants were only issued for the two Lows last month after they were charged with money laundering in absentia, Lim insisted that the junior Low’s part in the scandal was well documented.
Fuzi explained yesterday that Interpol has its own procedures and criteria to determine which Red Corner Notices are listed on its website and which are only made known to select authorities.
A previously leaked version of the RCN for Low, also known as Jho Low, contained a line to say it was not to be included in the global law enforcement agency’s website.
23 August 2018
GONE: STAGG, STAFOC AND STING
Stagg was formed with the aim of catching the “big fish” involved in local as well as international vice and gambling syndicates.
Stafoc was formed to go after underworld kingpins and those involved in gangsterism and other serious crimes.
STING was formed to target the most notorious drug syndicates and drug barons.
PETALING JAYA: The home ministry today confirmed that three special police task forces were disbanded in June.
The dissolution involves the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING), Special Task Force for Anti-vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (Stagg) and the Special Task Force On Organised Crime (Stafoc).
Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman said the disbanding of the elite teams was because there was an overlap in police duties, resulting in finger-pointing.
“There was finger-pointing at one point. Both sides were pointing at each other, saying it’s not their job, but the other side’s job.
“In the end, crimes like open house gambling become rampant. To prevent an overlap, we dissolved one and consolidated the other division,” he told FMT.
Previously, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had said police would disband several task force teams as part of a restructuring exercise.
He had expressed hope that the disbanding would result in police being viewed positively by society.
Elaborating further, Azis said staff from all three teams would be absorbed into suitable units.
“For instance, those investigating crimes will be absorbed into criminal investigation, while those probing gambling will be part of the Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies (D7) division,” he said.
The Sepanggar MP also dismisssed fears that the dissolution of the three teams would lead to a rise in crime rates.
“This rise (in crime rates) will not happen. We are confident of better coordination and the fight against crime will be better than before,” he said.
31 July 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said he is all for the disbanding of three police’s elite teams, as part of an effort to restructure the force.
The teams reported to be disbanded are the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING), Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG), and the Special Task Force on Organised Crime (STAFOC).
He said the roles of police’s long standing elite teams, namely, the Special Action Unit (UTK) and the VAT 69 Commando were adequate for crime intervention and prevention operations.
“What I see now is that STING, STAGG and STAFOC are placed under their respective department directors and the IGP does not know what they are doing.
“Hence, I agree that the three teams be disbanded because the IGP needs to know how many operations are being carried out by his men,” he said in an exclusive interview with Bernama here.
“There is no need for elite troops in each unit because we have insufficient number of police personnel,” he said.
21 July 2018
Report: Police to be restructured by year-end
The restructuring of the police force is expected to begin by the end of the year, according to a report.
The Star quoted inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun as saying that apart from disbanding three elite police teams – the Special Taskforce for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (Stagg), Special Taskforce on Organised Crime (Stafoc) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting) – other proposals are also being considered.
“For example, I was informed by the Home Ministry that the Maritime Enforcement Agency will be (placed) under them.
“We have not received all the information on it, but there might need to be some coordination between the marine police and other police units,” he was quoted as saying at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
Fuzi also said that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) might be restructured.
14 July 2018
IGP should step down before being sacked for allegedly bringing the police into public disrepute
Ini antara 9 akaun Twitter yang IGP
@Fuzi_Harun sedang “follow”, akaun Twitter PM @chedetofficial , TPM @drwanazizah dan MDN @MuhyiddinYassin pun dia tak follow… unbreakable loyalty for former boss still?
PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has refuted an article in the Sarawak Report which implied that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had sponsored the attendance of Asia’s top cops at his daughter’s wedding.
The Inspector-General of Police said the report was inaccurate in many ways, including the part mentioning his wife, who passed away in December.
“When invitations were sent to my counterparts, it was understood that I would personally foot the bill.
“In fact, only my counterpart from Brunei attended the wedding,” he told The Star. The IGP stressed that he bore the expenses of the Brunei police chief himself.
“In no way were funds from the government or PDRM used to pay for the wedding or travel expenses of my guests,” he said.
Mohamad Fuzi said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is welcome to investigate the claims.
“Why would I resort to such dubious means for my own daughter’s wedding?
“I have nothing to hide,” he said.
He further described the report by the online portal as untrue.
“I am close to retirement, and I have more than enough savings to spend on my daughter’s wedding,” he said.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/14/igp-denies-misusing-govt-funds-mohamad-fuzi-i-bore-the-expenses-for-my-daughters-wedding/#iVUzLHBhplxRJGGk.99
11 June 2018
Finance Twitter : Why Najib-Appointed Police Chief Fuzi Should Not Only Be Fired But Prosecuted Too?
Royal Malaysia Police is one of the most corrupt institutions, if not the most corrupt, in the country. Today’s corruption among the police officers in Malaysia is no different from that of Hong Kong in the 1970s. In fact, if you want to arrest all the corrupt Malaysian police officers, there will be only a handful left in the institution.
As reported by Straits Times Singapore, several chiefs in Malaysia’s police force are expected to be axed next month, including Najib-appointed Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun. The “No. 1” was appointed 9 months ago by ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to replace Khalid Abu Bakar. Interestingly, Mr. Khalid is currently barred from leaving the country.
…Fuzi was the first Special Branch director to become the country’s top cop since Norian Mai, who served from 1999 to 2003.
As chief of police intelligence, Fuzi was needed urgently to spy on Najib’s political opponents as well as to identify any threat against the ex-prime minister, not to mention to protect Najib’s “personal interest”. It didn’t take long for IGP Fuzi to prove his usefulness when he declared in March 2018 that there was no link between Jho Low (Low Taek Jho) and 1MDB scandal.
The disgraced Fuzi said – “Based on investigation, Low never worked for the company nor did he make any business decision for the company. All business decisions were made by the 1MDB board of directors.” He also defended Najib from the 1MDB scandal, claiming that the seizure of the Equanimity yacht in Bali was merely a civil forfeiture against Low and not against 1MDB.
Obviously, IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun was one of 17,000 political appointees that the new government inherits from Najib regime. It’s only natural that after the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and the Attorney General Chambers, the Royal Malaysia Police is next to be “cleansed.” With 1MDB investigation in full force, Fuzi could be the next traitor like his predecessor Khalid.
However, protecting Thief-in-Chief Najib Razak wasn’t the only problems the government of Mahathir isn’t happy with Fuzi Harun. The police chief has on various occasions protected his corrupted men. For instance, when the director of CID (Criminal Investigation Department) Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd was caught in spinning a silly tale, IGP Fuzi stood by him.
The 3 special departments would be shutdown due to their suspected involvement in corruption and protecting the criminals they were supposed to rein in. Early this month, two top ranking officers from STAGG – ranks of Assistant Commissioner (ACP) and Assistant Superintendent (ASP) – were detained by MACC following the seizure of cash amounting to more than RM1.5 million on May 31.
When arrested, the MACC further seized RM341,000 in cash from them. The arrest then led to seizure of more cash and a number of luxury cars at the condominium of a suspect and at the STAGG office at Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre. One of the crooks was ACP Ibrahim Darus, a junior during Fuzi’s era in Special Branch. When Fuzi was promoted as IGP, he promoted Ibrahim to the rank of ACP.
IGP to be first to go in shake-up of police force, says report
THE police force is next in line for a “cleansing” starting at the very top as the Malaysian government moves ahead with its plan to eradicate corruption in the system, the Straits Times reports.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun will be removed and three graft-ridden departments shut down next month, said the report quoting sources who asked not to be identified.
The sources said Special Branch had already submitted the names of three candidates to replace the IGP appointed by the disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak, while the three departments expected to close are the Special Task Force for Anti-vice, Gaming and Gangsterism, Special Task Force on Organised Crime, and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group.
A source said the three departments were suspected of being on the take and protecting the criminals.
“That’s one of the main reasons why there are plans to abolish Stagg, Stafoc and Sting. Too many of those who were entrusted to fight the underworld are also the ones who protect them,” another source said.
More top brass will also follow the IGP at the exit, said the sources.
Yes, there is going to be an 8.5 Richter shake-up (in the police force) soon in July,” a source was quoted as saying.
Asked who would be the first to go, the source replied: “No. 1.”
IGP to go in police shakeup?
PETALING JAYA: Will Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun be replaced and three departments in the police force shut down?
A newspaper today reported that a police force shakeup is next as the government embarks on change and “cleanses” the administration of the country.
Quoting unnamed sources, the Straits Times of Singapore reported that the Special Branch had already submitted the names of three candidates to replace the IGP who was appointed by embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
The three departments expected to be affected closely are the Special Task Force for Anti-vice, Gaming and Gangsterism, Special Task Force on Organised Crime, and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group.
It reported that the three departments were suspected of being on the take and protecting criminals. After their closure, more top brass will also have to go, said the source.
Asked who would be the first to go, the source replied: “No. 1”, referring to the IGP.