Hishammuddin says up to IGP to act on ‘third force’

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, The Malaysian Insider

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today it is incumbent upon the Inspector General of Police to take any action against a so-called” third force” which the latter claimed has influence over his position as top cop.

The minister said that there would be no tolerance towards any external force.

“We don’t allow any third party to get involved in the running of the police,” he told the media in Parliament here.

IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan yesterday spoke to a Malay daily that there was a “third force” which was influencing the operations of the police.

He further said that the third party could be “politicians” or “certain individuals.”

The IGP also claimed that there are “some quarters” that “want to rush” him into leaving his position.

His statement came just a week after a Chinese daily, China Press, reported that he had tendered his resignation letter. The report was subsequently denied by the IGP.