IGP Musa Hassan must have grown immune to all criticisms and allegations hurled at the police force. It is sad that he had grown immune and impartial to these criticisms instead of doing his utmost best to change the negative public perception against his force.
Musa's silence and inaction can be perceived as arrogant and insensitive.
I have said before that the police should not allow themselves to be used as a political tool by the politicians. Unfortunately, in the case of Perak, they have acted in ways which will be hard to justify their independence.
Why form a barricade at the state secretariat building to deter the democratically elected MB and his excos from entering? The police should have acted only when directed by the court.
From the ban on political ceramah to the probe against Karpal Singh's intention to contest the decision of Perak Sultan to sack the MB, the police's action may be perceived negatively by the public.
As a custodian of public safety, I sympathize with our policemen. Many of them are dedicated and some had even sacrificed their own safety to combat crime. But the police must stay out of politics and act impartially.
It is a lose-lose situation if the public no longer trusted the police.