Lies, says IGP. Musa Hassan said he is not bothered by allegations made by Malaysia Today that he was on the take. "..(the allegations) are false and I am not at all bothered by them," he said last night. The IGP does not want to discuss if he'll take a legal action against Raja Petra Kamaruddin for the postings. So far this year two bloggers in Malaysia have been sued for what they wrote.
Bernama's full story on the IGP:KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) -- "I am not angry with all the accusations (hurled at me) because they are slander," was the response from Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan when asked about the allegations posted on a blogsite linking him to corruption.
Musa said it would be pointless for him to entertain the allegations because they were false and it was up to the people whether they wanted to believe them or otherwise.
"There are so many websites nowadays. Everybody can write what they want... globalisation... so let them (the people) evaluate," he told reporters when asked to comment on a report posted on the "Malaysia Today" blogsite which alleged that Musa was involved in corruption and had been influenced by heads of crime syndicates in deciding on the positions of senior police officers.
Musa declined to elaborate on the matter, saying that such wild allegations would not jeopardise his responsibilities as the chief of police.
"I don't want to talk... because they (allegations) are false and I'm not at all bothered by them because my genuine intention is only to improve the (police) force and ensure that all police officers and men discharge their duties well," he said.
Asked whether he was contemplating legal action against the blogsite and the author of the report, Musa declined comment.
He said his objective and mission when he was appointed to the top post in the force had never changed, particularly in the eradication of corruption.
"I never changed my strategy... and I'm still carrying out my responsibilities to improve the force, and the cooperation of the people is most necessary, particularly in helping me to improve the force," he said.