Police should focus on policing the country and not silencing people from talking.

The police probe on Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and Selangor state exco Ean Yong Hian Wah for voicing their feeling and thoughts on Teoh Beng Hock’s death is unwarranted, and highhanded.

It only reiterates that police are not for citizen of this country but work to keep the status quo of the government in power. Police are not acting independently to bring law and order to the people. But instead show off their police powers.

Police have to prove beyond doubt that their probe/investigation is progressing independently and justice will be done. They also have to show that they are able to solve Teoh’s murder mystery.

Police exist to serve the people. Therefore police should treat the people and their political leaders with respect. Political leaders are elected and it’s their responsibility to speak out on issues they are concerned with.

The action of the police in silencing political leaders has cast doubts as to whether the police are neutral in carrying out their duties to serve the general public. These calls and concerns of Guan Eng and Hian Wah should prompt police to speed up the investigation and solve the murder.

Besides this, there is a general concern about the rising crime in the country. Therefore, police must find a way to stop the increase in snatch thefts, robberies, kidnappings, gang fights, rapes of infants and murders.

There are many murders and crimes that are not solved till date. This cast skepticism on police ability and willingness to solve these crimes. People are blocking their taman and neighbourhoods with bump gates and security guards.

This is a clear indication that public security has gone from bad to worse. The police force has to come out with innovative ways to combat these crimes and create cordial public relations with political leaders, be it government or opposition.

The ordinary citizens and victims of crimes are looking up to the police to bring justice and safety back to the streets and parks. I, therefore, hope the police will remain focused on the job at hand and not go punishing those who raise relevant and important questions.

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