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At the explosive press conference yesterday, Ramli had implied the existence of factions in the police force.
However, his claim was denied the same day by Musa, who would only concede a “difference of opinion”.
Interestingly, Musa had recently claimed that he was being framed by his own men after he was cleared of yet another ACA investigation that implicated him, the Inspector-of-Police, in an alleged RM2 million bribery in releasing three gangsters.
CONSTANT BOMBARDMENT OF LOUD SOUND, MUSIC OR SCREAMING
Did the ACA protect police informants?
Ramli said there exists a clear and present danger as to the intelligence gathering ability of the police force and its ability to protect its informants.
He added that, when several officers of the CCID investigating into the underworld kingpin and banishing him to Kelantan were arrested and charged in court for allegedly falsifying evidence, the names of the confidential informants have been disclosed in the charge sheets.
He said he was gravely concerned by the manner in which the identities of police informants are dealt with in investigations carried out by the ACA. "The identities of the informants were obtained through the circumvention of the Inspector General's Standing Orders," he said.
On this matter, Ramli paraphrased Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s call for authorities to protect whistleblowers.
“So I think we, as the police force must protect our informants. That is my stand,” he said.
COMPLETE DEPRIVATION OF MOVEMENT FOR LONG HOURS
Ramli claimed it was unprecedented for an officer of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, attached as the legal adviser of the Ministry of Internal Security, to decline to advise and direct his officers in CCID in the underworld kingpin's case.
He said his officers had to prepare affidavits of the events surrounding the preparation of the investigative papers on the kingpin for the benefit of the deputy minister of internal security -- Johari Baharum.
"Those affidavits were to be filed in the High Court arising from the application by (the kingpin) to have his banishment order set aside," he revealed yesterday.
"Given the constraints of time, we, the officers of the CCID, sought legal advice from a private law practice who advised and assisted in the preparation of the draft affidavits concerned," he added.
"I was under advice at the time that the Attorney-General (Abdul Gani Patail) was under a duty to advise and assist us in the preparation of the said affidavits under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution and the Government Proceedings Act, 1956," he said.
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Subsequently, Datuk Ramli and his officers were directed to deliver the confidential case files containing the names of the confidential informants to the Attorney-General's Chambers.
"I have since been aware that officers of the ACA have tracked down these informants and taken statements from them," he said.
"Subsequently, these informants have made further statements in connection with their seeking of protection from the deputy minister of internal security."
BUT SOMEBODY OR SOME BODY DID!
Whistle-blowing BLOWN to bits observed Citizen Nades
DEPRIVATION OF PERSONAL HYGIENE
ANTIQUE CORRUPTION ABBATOIR?
The actions came a day after Ramli publicly declared that he is the RM27 million cop mentioned in press reports, but denied the accuracy of the figure.
In a faxed statement today, Ramli said the ACA had previously recorded statements from his sisters – Rohmah @ Hasmah, 58, and Roslina, 42.
"I believe that if they are interviewed again, it would be in connection with investigations against me," he said, adding that three ACA officers approached Rohmah at her Kampung Bunut Susu home in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, at 9.15am.
"Hasmah is unmarried and looks after my aged father of 83 years," Ramli said, adding that his father is a retired policeman and suffers from various ailments.
He said the ACA officers asked Rohmah to follow them so they could take her a statement. "She offered to make her statement at home, given my father’s health, but she was told that she would be arrested if she did not comply," Ramli, 55, said.
Rohmah was taken to the state ACA headquarters in Kota Baru and questioned for five-and-a-half hours.
Ramli said Roslina, who lives in Kota Damansara and was on leave today, was informed by her office that "a number of ACA officers were looking for her". "She contacted her lawyers who advised her to cooperate with the ACA."
It is learnt Roslina was at the ACA headquarters in Putrajaya for about four hours from 1.30pm.
Ramli described the actions as "highly questionable" because Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Gani Patail had said on Tuesday that he was satisfied with the investigations (on Ramli) which were completed and referred to him directly".
Ramli referred to a news report which quoted Abdul Gani as saying the agency had completed its probe and described the ACA officers as "very good" and had "done their work well".
Datuk Ramli made a scathing attack on the ACA, charging that their actions have resulted in danger to the intelligence gathering ability of the police force and its ability to protect its informants.
Saying that police informants, who provided valuable information on the activities of Ah Long and gambling syndicates have been compromised by these actions, Ramli alleged that his officers had been mistreated by the agency and are "yet to be protected by their own force".
"Two days ago, the PM has indicated that we have to protect the whistleblowers or the police informers. We the police force must protect our informers. That’s my stand," he added.
HITTING ON BOTH EARS WITH MOUTH CLOSED
informants, they have taken recorded leave to do some soul-searching as to whether they should consider a change in vocation. Thus this vacation to Crooked Island, in the Bahamas, despite Tropical Storm Noel, threatening into a full blown Hurricane. They claim they can handle either, but not what is happening within the ACA, the AG Department and the Ministry of Internal Security....our TAINTED BLESSED TRINITY.