Dear friends, what do you think of this?
IGP red-faced and livid:
Bakri denies giving consent
30 May 2006
Farrah Naz Karim, Alang Bendahara and Deborah Loh—————————————-
PUTRAJAYA: The country’s top police officer was left red-faced yesterday when he found out a report meant for internal circulation had been posted on the police website.
The 12-page report contained some strident criticisms by the police against the setting up of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
It also revealed the extent of unhappiness among the rank and file over the proposal, which was mooted by the Royal Commission on the Police Force.
It is learnt that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Omar had consented to the publication of the report but made clear that the booklet should only be distributed among police personnel.
However, it was uploaded to the police website several days ago and picked up by the online and print media.“I want to know who put it up,” Bakri told the New Straits Times yesterday.
He denied he had given consent for it to be placed on the website. “What? That is a wild allegation,” he said.
The blunder was later attributed to a “misunderstanding” between federal police public relations officer Superintendent Mohamad Daud, who is also the chief editor for the publication, and the webmaster.
Mohamad said it was a misunderstanding and that the webmaster did not turn up for work yesterday for fear of being reprimanded. He confirmed that the special publication was for internal circulation and not for the public.
“I was under the impression that the webmaster was posting the document as an email to all police personnel.
“But, unfortunately, there was a miscommunication and the document was instead posted on the website. We have never posted any articles in our publication on the website.”
By last night, the posting had been removed from the website.(more…)