The sometimes rocky road the PDRM and MACC tread. The good news is, crime rate is significantly down. According to Idris Jala, who was hailed by the Opposition for his honesty in predicting the country could go bankrupt by 2019, the OVERALL crime rate in the country dropped by 36.9 per cent! Street crimes alone declined by 14.2 per cent. Don't you feel it safer already?
Now, the bad news is there's concern of a renewed turf war between our cops and our anti-corruption commission. The outgoing IGP, Tan Sri Musa Hassan, has taken pains to bridge the relationship between the two agencies, marred in the past by investigations and counter-investigations into each other's officers. The latest probe into 4 top officers from MACC, some say, could be a deliberate test for incoming IGP Ismail Omar.
In any case, kudos to the police and Musa Hassan for the growing success in combating crime. If those "third parties" - which include people from the Home Ministry, according to the outgoing IGP - hadn't interfered with police ops, the success rate could have been even better. Read Outgoing IGP takes swipe at third party interference by Bernama yesterday. And Bujai's less discreet Musa Hassan blasts KDN.
Let's hope there's no basis for fear and that Hishammuddin Hussein is, indeed, the best man for the job at KDN.