June 20, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Former Sabah police chief Datuk Ramli Yusoff was cleared by the Court of Appeal today of power abuse, four years after being charged for using a police helicopter for personal use.
The court's decision means that Ramli (picture) — once a top contender for the police force’s highest post with Tan Sri Musa Hassan who finally won the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) hat — can no longer be prosecuted over the case.
A three-man Bench led by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Sulong Matjeraie, which sat in Kota Kinabalu, unanimously agreed to uphold the High Court’s decision to acquit Ramli when they struck out the Attorney-General’s appeal.
The case had started in the Sessions Court, which also ruled Ramli innocent without his defence being called.
Ramli had been indicted on charges of abusing his position as Sabah police commissioner when he flew then Brigadier-General Mohamad Yasin Yahya aboard a Royal Malaysian Police Cessna Caravan helicopter on June 15, 2007 to survey two plots of land in Ulu Tungku, Lahad Datu.
The ex-cop, who was also once director of the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), was acquitted in the Sessions Court last year on three counts of failing to declare his assets and breaching the law preventing public servants from being involved in private businesses.
This is how the f*#king BN government operates! They take an Innocent man who has served diligently and without fear or favor for all his working life in PDRM and for reasons only known to this f#*king BN government they proceed to accuse him of power abuse and for not declaring his assets - in short this f*#king BN government is accusing Datuk Ramli Yusuff of exactly what Najib, Muhyiddin, Mahathir and every goddamn Minister in this f*#king government is now doing! And after four years he is acquitted?
Why does the BN government do this? Why do they destroy so many innocent lives of its own Rakyat and cause our country to be denied their services : cause much physical and emotional pain to these individuals and their families : and they do all this because of what? To demonstrate to us that this BN government can do and will do what it please with our lives?
Yes we see what this BN government have done with Lim Guan Eng when he stood up against Rahim Thambi Chik - the then Chief Minister of Malacca who did get away with the rape of a Malay school girl!
We have seen what havoc and misery the ISA have wreck upon families and those incarcerated because of it.
And this BN government continues to impose its insidious will upon a people that by now have grown tired of this bullying. Tired of bowing our heads not in respect or submission to this bullying but bowing our heads because for now that is all we can do against a much stronger bully. And they mistake this for respect?
As each abuse by BN is exposed: At each vile act that BN perpetrated on an innocent Rakyat: For each death cause by this corrupt BN government: For all this that they do to us - we will know what to do when we cast out votes at the 13th general elections.
I think I know how Datuk Ramli Yusoff will vote. I think I know how the family of Teoh Beng Hock, Kugan, Aminurasyid and Sarbani will vote. So many people abused and and so many people affected and so many votes waiting to be cast to reflect the anger of the Rakyat against a BN government that has gone mad! Do you not think there is enough of them and us to ensure that never again will our country be torn apart and its coffers emptied by corrupt and arrogant BN politicians.
You are one. With me we are two.
Who else will join us to rid our self of this BN plague?
|Court clears ex-cop Ramli Yusoff of power abuse|