Musa: I turned down RM2m a month bribe from organised crime


(FMT) – Former IGP relates how easy it is for policemen to succumb to temptation with criminals offering large bribes to turn a blind eye to their activities.

There’s big money in crime, even for law enforcers who are willing to look the other way.

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan related how he had been offered a bribe of RM2 million a month just to turn a blind eye on the criminal underworld’s activities, The Star reported.

He added that he not only turned the offer down, but ordered his men to go all out against organised crime.

Musa, who said there is no place for corruption in the police force, also related his experience of being probed for graft when he was serving as an Investigating Officer in Malacca.

“An officer from the then Anti-Corruption Agency told me I was being investigated because some of my subordinates were using my name to ask for bribes.

“I told the officer to go ahead and arrest them. Such people should not be given any leeway,” the daily quoted him as saying at a seminar on intergrity in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

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