Police chief Musa to quit this month
March 13, 2010
Inspector-general of police Musa Hassan has tendered his resignation to Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Onn, five months before the end of his contract.
According to China Press, the police chief is expected to formally step down on March 25 at a function commemorating the 203rd Police Day.
Sources said that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Hishammuddin have both accepted his resignation.
If there are no last-minute changes, deputy inspector-general of police Ismail Omar will take over as the country's No 1 cop.
Musa's resignation - five months before he was due to end his contract - came a day after former No 3 in the police force, Ramli Yusuff, was acquitted of failing to declare his multi-million ringgit assets.
First it was Ahmad Said Hamdan, MACC chief, who stepped down several months before the end of his term. Now, IGP Musa Hassan. Who's next? Here's my wish list: Gani Patail (Attorney-General); Hishammuddin Hussein (Home Minister); Najib Abdul Razak (Crime Minister).
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Tan Sri Musa Hassan has denied a report in local Chinese daily China Press today that he has resigned as Inspector-General of Police.
Quoting unnamed sources, China Press had reported that Musa submitted his resignation letter to the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
The 59-year-old Musa’s contract as IGP expires in September.
“I have not submitted any resignation letter to the Prime Minister or anyone.
“I want to know if the source is from official channels or from the underground.
“I know it is not from the ministry as I have checked with the ministry Secretary General Datuk Mahmood Adam who denied any knowledge,” he said.
His remarks today appeared to suggest the newspaper obtained the information from underworld criminal figures.
[Source: The Malaysian Insider]