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.