Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A word of advice to new IGP from Nik Aziz

KOTA BHARU, Sept 14: Congratulating newly appointed Inspector General of Police Ismail Omar, PAS Murshidul Am Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat reminded him that the police force was supposed to be free and independent but had deviated under the leadership of his predecessors.

L-R: Ismail Omar and Nik Aziz

“I hope the new IGP will always give his attention on this matter to improve the integrity of the police force in the country,” said the Kelantan Menteri Besar.

Nik Aziz said a religious life was a recipe to achieve justice in the country.

“The meaning of religious life is officially to live our life by always abiding to the religious teachings and guidance, to save our life in this world and the hereafter.”

He stressed that Islamic teachings were above any man-made laws, and religious piety also covered aspects of governance such as the judiciary, to ensure justice was always upheld.

Nik Aziz said the current power abuse by the police stem from the absence of religious teachings in the lives of those involved.

“They are obsessed with themselves to the extent of forgetting the rights of Allah to punish those human who do not obey His teachings,” he remarked.

Nik Aziz said the police should take examples from the life of Prophet Muhammad on the approach to crime prevention based on the Qur'an.

Ismail succeeds Musa Hassan whose contract as the IGP ended yesterday. Musa had been in the force for 41 years.

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