People, Do Not Panic, Police and the Military Ready for Power Transition


KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Apr: The people have been advised to not panic with various claims that there will be chaos when the transition of power occurs after the 13th General Elections (GE-13).

This is because the security forces are fully responsible in ensuring a peaceful transition of power occurs if the GE-13 is won by Pakatan Rakyat.

Former Inspector General of the Police Force, Tan Sri Musa Hassan, said that when the results of the election are announced, the police should take care of the peace during that period.

In addition, he said that government leaders should not issue any comments that scare the people, with various claims that chaos will occur, so that the people will feel at peace.

“The Prime Minister, Najib Razak himself guaranteed that there will be a peaceful transition of power. We advise that a peaceful transition should take place,” said Musa.

He said this during the ‘Forum for Peace and Peaceful Transition of Power Post GE-13’ which was held at a hotel here in the capital.

He said that the police should ensure and have a strong intelligence capability should any group want to provoke any disturbance by taking action sooner.

Meanwhile, former Deputy Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General (Rtd) Datuk Ghafir Abd Hamid is confident that the security forces have prepared to deal with any possible disturbances.

“The Security Forces can control the situation, the police and the Military obey the Malay Rulers and both branches will continue to be obedient if Anwar Ibrahim becomes the Prime Minister,” said Ghafir who has experience serving in the army for 36 years.

He added that the military personnel are freer to make a decision to choose in the GE-13, with the security forces no longer being a fixed deposit to Umno-BN in earlier voting.

“People from villages have changed so there is no reason for the military or the police to also make a difference,” said Abdul Ghafir.

Abdul Ghafir added that the people should no longer be angry with rumours claiming the DAP is an agent of Singapore.

“This is because statistics have shown that since DAP administered Penang, there was no existing element of intervention from Singapore,” he said.

He explained that what happened in Johor is that a lot of land came to belong to Singaporeans with various economic projects of the state being under the administration of Umno-BN.

The forum was moderated by a Senior Lecturer, Prof Dr Mazlee Malik from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

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