Posted: 31 Oct 2013 09:09 PM PDT
In or about 1998, Musa Hassan and Gani Patail were implicated as having fabricated medical evidence in the "Black Eye" incident involving the assault and injury while in police custody of the then Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim. The Plaintiff will rely on the public statements made by the chief investigator of the "Black Eye" incident who was also the former Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations KL, Mat Zain Ibrahim at the trial of this action.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
If you want the news you read the newspapers. If you want the untold story you read Malaysia Today.
So allow me to tell you the untold story behind former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) chief Ramli Yusuff's RM27 million civil suit against 12 individuals that includes former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan and Attorney General (AG) Abdul Gani Patail.
First of all, why such bad blood between two very senior police officers? Well, I suppose this part of Ramli's 28-page Statement of Claim explains it all:
3.2 In or about 1998, Musa Hassan and Gani Patail were implicated as having fabricated medical evidence in the "Black Eye" incident involving the assault and injury while in police custody of the then Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Plaintiff will rely on the public statements made by the chief investigator of the "Black Eye" incident who was also the former Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations ("OCCI") KL, Dato' Mat Zain Ibrahim ("Dato' Mat Zain") at the trial of this action.
3.3 Also at about the same time, Musa Hassan, Gani Patail and Nordin Hassan were also involved in the investigation and prosecution of Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim which became infamously known as Sodomy 1. These individuals forged a relationship with each other in the face of allegations that they had colluded to fabricate evidence and manipulate the course of justice with regard to the charges brought against the said Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim in which Musa Hassan became dubbed as the "Mattress Carrier". The Plaintiff will rely on the public statements made by Dato' Mat Zain at the trial of this action.
3.4 In or about 2001, Ramli Yusuff was directed by the then Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Norian Mai, to issue several show cause letters to Musa Hassan concerning breaches of discipline, procedure and protocol. Thereafter, the relationship between Ramli Yusuff and Musa Hassan deteriorated and remained one of guarded enmity.
Musa Hassan then retaliated in the following manner:
3.6 In September 2006, Musa Hassan became IGP and Ramli Yusuff became Director of the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department ("CCID"). To thwart Ramli Yusuff from his candidacy as Deputy IGP, Musa Hassan individually and in combination with the other Defendants either combined together jointly or severally subjected Ramli Yusuff to a series of actions in a manner to implicate him for abuse of power, corruption and other crimes orchestrated to injure him and to cause him to be expelled from the PDRM.
Abdul Gani Patail
And with regards to the AG, this is what Ramli's Statement of Claim says:
3.9 Gani Patail also had enmity for Ramli Yusuff from a case handled by the CCID in the investigation into the massive losses of the national airlines, Malaysian Airlines System Berhad ("MAS Case"). In that case, Ramli Yusuff at the request of the MAS board of directors and management, namely, Dato' Seri Idris Jala, Tan Sri Munir Majid, Dato' Anuar Zaini and Dr. Wafi Nazrin bin Tan Sri Abdul Hamid, had briefed the then Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that there was basis to prosecute Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli ("Tajuddin Ramli") for various crimes. This was contrary to the decision by the AGC not to prosecute Tajuddin Ramli and in fact to mark the case for no further action. During that briefing to the Prime Minister, Ramli Yusuff had even stated that if the AG was reluctant to prosecute Tajuddin Ramli, the CCID would have the necessary resources to conduct such prosecution. This earned Gani Patail's permanent displeasure.
3.11 In 2007, Gani Patail and Musa Hassan, using Nordin Hassan, Kevin Morais, and various officers of the MACC and the Tatatertib Unit of the PDRM, caused Ramli Yusuff to be charged for various offences described below as the KL Charges, KK Charge and the Summons Charge. When Ramli Yusuff was acquitted of all these charges by the court of first instance, Gani Patail in bad faith caused appeals to be made against these acquittals at the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Further to that, Ramli's Statement of Claim says:
5.4.3 In March 2007, Ramli Yusuff was directed by Johari Baharom to undertake a special investigation into an illegal money lending syndicate operating out of Tangkak, Johor. It was controlled by one Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Goh. Ramli Yusuff undertook the investigation with the assistance of officers of the Commercial Crime Investigations Department ("CCID Officers"), of which Ramli Yusuff was director.
5.4.4 Musa Hassan interfered with the course of the investigations into Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Goh by directing ASP Hong Ken Hock so as to taint the integrity of the investigations. Notwithstanding this interference, Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Goh was arrested, detained and subsequently banished under the provisions of the Restricted Residence Act 1933.
5.4.5 In retaliation, Musa Hassan acting together with Gani Patail, unlawfully insisted that the CCID Officers who investigated Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Goh reveal the identities of confidential informants. Musa Hassan acting with several officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the PDRM caused further investigations to be carried out to taint the findings and investigations of the CCID Officers.
5.4.6 In addition Gani Patail issued a highly irregular and wrongful order to Ramli Yusuff to handover a case file which is highly sensitive and confidential in nature and commonly known as CICERO which contains information about informants to the MACC which was objected strenuously by Ramli Yusuff but after protracted opposition, Ramli Yusuff was instructed to comply with the said unlawful order by his then superior Deputy IGP Tan Sri Najib Bin Abdul Aziz during a weekly meeting.
5.4.8 It is believed that the contents in the said file was used by the MACC to "turn over" or neutralize the informants resulting in the retraction of previous statements by the confidential informants;
5.4.9 Thereafter, Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Goh challenged his detention by habeas corpus proceedings in which he alleged that he had already been cleared of all wrongdoing by Musa Hassan. Ramli Yusuff will contend that at the behest of Musa Hassan and Gani Patail, the AGC declined to contest the habeas corpus proceedings and instead, in a turn of events, elected to prosecute the CCID Officers for purportedly procuring false statements from confidential informants. This in turn undermined the authority and standing of Ramli Yusuff as Director of CCID and joint Chairman of the Cabinet Committee and Special Task Force.
5.5 Meanwhile, on or about April 2007, Musa Hassan caused Ramli Yusuff to be investigated with regard to allegation of abuse of power. Musa Hassan directed Chew Kam Soon to procure the making of a false report to Sok One of the ACA. Sok One caused investigations to be commenced against Ramli Yusuff by the ACA by including false particulars of the report that he had taken over the telephone and reduced into writing. The false report concerns an allegation that Ramli Yusuff had abused his power in attempting to evict villagers of Kampung Tanjung, Lahad Datu, Sabah. The said villagers were alleged to have been living on a piece of land said to be alienated to Ramli Yusuff by the Government of Sabah. The Plaintiff will rely on the Notes of Proceedings in the trial of the KK Charge to show the manipulation and fabrication of evidence by the Defendants.
So there you have it. Now you know why the ex-IPG and AG went for Ramli's jugular. You may have read about Ramli's RM27 million suit against the ex-IGP, AG, and ten others. But now you know why all this happened -- a culmination of bad blood over 15 years since September 1998 that involved Anwar Ibrahim, Tajuddin Ramli and the Chinese underworld that controls the drugs, prostitution, loan shark and gambling syndicate.
And has Malaysia Today not told you about this story years ago? Well, today, the shit has hit the fan and the truth finally emerges to vindicate what we told you.
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