Thursday, 21 March 2013


LET PUBLIC JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES: We are fighting to keep country safe, not simply spying on people, says Ismail

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar was "shooting in the dark" when she claimed that the main duty of the police was to spy on all Malaysians.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar lambasted the Lembah Pantai member of parliament and urged her to stop playing the fool.
"Don't talk nonsense... has she not seen what's going on in Lahad Datu? We are fighting to keep the country safe. Officers lost their lives to protect the country.
"Don't simply say we are spying on the people. If we were, we wouldn't be taking any action against the terrorists in Lahad Datu," he told the New Straits Times yesterday.
Ismail said those who died did so to protect the country, adding that they did not die in vain.
"I decline to comment further on such a statement. Let the public judge for themselves."
Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said no one should make derogatory statements about the police force.
"The core responsibility of the police is to uphold law and order, and fight crime.
"I think it is improper for anyone to say that the police are concentrating on politics and spying. They have many responsibilities in keeping the country safe.
"I also hope that the force will continue engaging the public so that people will understand their role."
On Tuesday night, Nurul Izzah had allegedly said in a ceramah that the main duty of the police was solely to spy on all Malaysians and this was why armed intruders had managed to infiltrate Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu on Feb 12.
She had claimed that the police's job was to spy on the people and PKR leaders to ensure that Barisan Nasional remain successful.
Former deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Shamsuri Arshad also hit out at Nurul Izzah, saying that "police are not subject to anybody, politicians and all".
"We carry out our duties in accordance with the laws of the land."
Shamsuri said, while the police spy, as do other security agencies in the world, it was done in accordance with the law, not for political gain.
Political analyst Prof Datin Paduka Ramlah Adam said Nurul Izzah was trying to win the people's heart by hurling accusations against the force.
Nurul Izzah is no stranger to controversy. She came under heavy fire from Muslim scholars at the end of last year for allegedly promoting apostasy among Muslims during a forum.
Meanwhile, Nurul Izzah has labelled the news report as "inaccurate".
In a statement issued in her blog yesterday, she said the report had strayed from her original speech.
She had demanded an apology and said she was seeking legal action. She maintained that she supported the security forces involved in the Lahad Datu operations.
"I share the opinion of (ex-army chief) Lt Gen (Rt) Abdul Ghafir, who had said that the failure in intelligence gathering especially regarding the Lahad Datu incident happened because investigative activities were instead focused on current political developments."

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