Police is a professional occupation, they receive salary from the tax money that paid by every single people in a country, to protect the civilians and fight with the crime. So in many countries, police are called ‘public servant’.
However, this is not quite applicable in Malaysia. With the high crime rate in Malaysia, our Royal Malaysian Police seems can’t do much with it, and their effieciency is greatly in doubt. But when come to help UMNO to arresting the people against UMNO, they are unbelievable efficient and effective. This could be seen in previous demonstrations, demonstrations that not affecting UMNO’s ruling were not disturbed but demonstrations called by Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance, the opposition) were normally cracked down brutally.
Today, 7th May 2009, the 1 Black Malaysia day, our police force had done a mass arrest at Perak, most of them are innocent. Some folks who passed by that area that not involved in the gathering also being arrested, there were total of 64 people (including 4 Members of Parliament and 5 State Assembly representatives from Pakatan Rakyat) arrested. Before today, the police has arrested few people including civil society activist Wong Chin Huat. All of them might against the laws and rules (set by Barisan Nasional), but what they did do not affect the security of country as what done by rapists, killers, snatchers where exist at all around Malaysia!
The situation is even uglier in the assembly hall. Speaker of PR, Sivakumar was dragged out by police officers in the chaotic assembly sitting today, then Barisan Nasional’s unofficial speaker Ganesan was installed by assistant of police officers too.
This has made the people more upset after the illegal take-over of Perak government led by new Prime Minister Najib Razak. Perhaps today’s event is another coffin nail of the death of Barisan Nasional. Since our Royal Malaysian Police likes to help UMNO so much, why don’t they change name become Royal UMNO Police?