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SB tailing me, says Musa

 | December 4, 2012

Following his explosive revelations at a press conference last week, the former IGP finds himself on the other side of the police radar.

PETALING JAYA: Ironic as it may sound, former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan has claimed that he is being tailed by special branch officers.

This followed his controversial press conference last week, where he claimed that criminal elements had infiltrated the police force and revealed that politicians interfered with investigations.

Apart from him, Musa said that R Sri Sanjeevan from the NGO My Watch which organised the press conference was also being tailed. Musa is the patron of the newly-formed NGO.

“To me it’s funny lah. Why must you put me under surveillance? As if I am a threat to security.

“I would like to advise them not to follow me lah. I won’t destroy the nation, that’s number one. Number two, I think you have better work to do, like following criminals, who are really jeopardising the safety of the public,” the former IGP told FMT.

“So I think it is stupid of them [to follow us], wasting the rakyat’s money. If you want anything just call me, I’ll tell you everything,” he added.

On how he found out, Musa said:”Of course I know who is following me but I didn’t want to confront them. Don’t want to embarrass them. Of course they ran away when they saw me.”

Asked why he was being tailed, Musa shrugged and replied: “I don’t know, probably instructions from up top. Maybe the IGP himself, I don’t know.”

Musa said that although in the past he had been tracked by syndicates and tontos “plenty of times”, this was his first time being followed by a policeman.

“Never by policemen, but by syndicates and tontos you know, who want to know my movements. I still remember when I was in the drugs unit. That’s why whenever I got out of the house, I would never follow the same route for fear that people might either follow me or ambush me and all that. We must be aware of my environment, being a trained police officer, you know,” he added.

While Musa said he did not feel threatened, Sanjeevan admitted that he was slightly more rattled.

“From the day we held that press conference, we have been followed. The same face, the same cars are around here. The cracking sounds on my phone…,” he added.

Sanjeevan said that there was no reason for the police to resort to these “harassing” tactics as MyWatch was merely an NGO that was concerned about the welfare of the country.

“I feel it is a breach of human rights, this is all abuse of power and is being instructed at the higher level. The thing is, we’ve got nothing to hide. We’re just concerned because crime happens and it is not political, it does not care who we are.

“If you want, just call us up, record our statements. Please don’t plant SBs on the people who are trying to help you reform,” he added.

Sanjeevan reiterated the call for the current IGP Ismail Omar to meet them in person in order for them to work together and share information.

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