Malaysia’s government set to shake up top ranks of police, GLCs next in Putrajaya’s ‘cleaning process’

  • Several chiefs in Malaysia’s police force are expected to be removed in Jul 18, including the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun, as the new Pakatan Harapan government seeks to “cleanse” the organisation.
  • Mr Fuzi was appointed nine months ago by former premier Najib Razak to replace Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
  • Three departments that are believed to be graft-ridden are also expected to abolished, with a handful of department heads sacked: Special Task Force for Anti-vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (Stagg), Special Task Force on Organised Crime (Stafoc) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting).
  • In 2017’s Transparency International survey of Malaysians, the police force was judged to be the most corrupt institution in the country.
  • Malaysia’s police intelligence department, the Special Branch, has submitted to the government three names of potential candidates to lead the Royal Malaysia Police. Two of them are deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim and Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, head of the Strategic Resources and Technology Department.
  • The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has begun initiating measures to ensure there is less interference from politicians in the affairs of government-linked companies (GLCs) and government-linked investment companies (GLICs).
  • Bernama reported Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as saying that communication had been made to the relevant agencies that all political appointees in the companies needed to leave to kick-start the “cleaning process”.
  • “We can’t handle all the meetings,” he said, adding that this was why the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) was important. “So, they are doing it (reform measures) and will provide their recommendation to the government,” he said.

External Link: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/06/10/glcs-are-next-in-putrajayas-cleaning-process-says-guan-eng/

External Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-govt-set-to-shake-up-top-ranks-of-police-sources

11-Jun-2018


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