Open letter to the new Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador

My hats off to you as the newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police!

You were the only top cop who dared to openly challenge the previous corrupted regime over the 1MDB scandal when the rest of your peers in Bukit Aman either chided you or chose to remain silent, which ran afoul of the fundamental duty of a cop.

The first statement you made after becoming the IGP yesterday was to support the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), an initiative that your predecessors had failed to do.

I suggest that you report those ranking police officers that vehemently opposed the proposal of IPCMC and your appointment as their new police chief to the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) so that a thorough investigation could be carried out to see if their lifestyles and assets fit their personal and household incomes.

There must be a reason why they fear having the IPCMC set up as they do have a reason to be afraid that they will be subject to any investigation by the IPCMC. One particular case needs your intention, the ex-CID director Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd’s A$320,000 in Australian bank account.

Last but not the least is an important issue that affects our multi-racial and religious country, the victims’ families and I implore you to probe and identify the masterminds behind the murders of Altantuya Shaariibuu, Teoh Beng Hock, Hussain Najadi, Kevin Morais and the enforced disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat. Several other people namely Joshua and Ruth Hilmy have also disappeared without any trace of their whereabouts since November 2006.

Your two-year contract as the IGP is short if compared to the decades of damage done to our enforcement system by the former administration under Barisan Nasional, which was labelled by the US Justice Department as ‘a kleptocracy of its worst’. I, therefore, urge you to make full use of your term and uphold justice without fear or favour for the sake of our beloved country and generations of Malaysians to come.

Lim Lip Eng
Open letter to the new Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador by Lim Lip Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 5th May 2019