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Musa: Accept GE outcome with open heart

 | February 13, 2013

The ex-IGP urges all quarters to be level headed and accept the decision of the majority.

PETALING JAYA: Everyone should be level headed and accept the general election results with an open heart, said former inspector general of police Musa Hassan.

“Both sides (BN and Pakatan Rakyat) must accept the majority decision. We are living in a democratic country,” he said.

Musa was clarifying a Bernama article which reported him saying that an “Arab Spring” could happen in Malaysia if the losing party was dissatisfied with the general election result.

“I am confident that the losing parties will use their supporters to create chaos to topple the government just like what happened in the Middle East.

“Political parties must restrain themselves and behave appropriately starting now,” he was reported as saying during a lecture to Komuniti 1Malaysia members in Kedah three days ago.

Musa today said that there were several politicians who were trying to rile up the masses by claiming that there will be vote rigging during the general election.

“Whether BN or Pakatan wins, accept the results and maintain peace in the country,” he said.

Musa also urged the police to respect the government of the day and maintain law and order at all times.

On claims that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) infiltrated governments to create chaos, Musa said that it has always been the policy of the Americans to install liberal leadership in any country.

“But we have to assess whether it’s good for Malaysia or not. We have different cultural and religious attributes in this country.

“So whatever we do, always remember to consider our plural Malaysian backdrop,” he said.

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