Monday, March 15, 2010

Hishammuddin confirms IGP will be replaced - The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR (March 15, 2010): Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has confirmed that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan and several other police top brass will be replaced but did not specify when it would take place.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby today, Hishammuddin admitted that the police force is undergoing a transition but said the "time and place" of the transition will be determined by the government, and not by media pressure.

"It (the transition) is not only specific to the IGP but also involve four out of the seven division directors of Royal Malaysian Police who will retire this year. I already know who is going to replace the IGP. I already know who will replace the commercial crime division director.

"I already know those who will take over so there is no use in speculating or reporting without basis," said Hishammuddin.

He said the transition process should be looked as a "new chapter" in the force and that the transition should not solely depend on a certain post or individual.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin also confirmed that the ministry has called in representatives from China Press today for clarification on their report last week which alleged that Musa had resigned as IGP.

Hishammuddin warned that stern action will be taken against the newspaper if their explanation is not found to be satisfactory.

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