'Disappointed' Musa leaves watchdog group

Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

PETALING JAYA - Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, who has left as patron of crime watchdog group MyWatch, has told his former colleagues that he was disappointed over the misuse of the NGO by "certain people".

MyWatch adviser S. Gobi Krishnan said Musa left after learning that some people were allegedly using MyWatch for their personal gain.

"He has since formed a new non-governmental organisation named Malaysia Community Crime Care Association.

"I spoke to him before he left and he said he was not happy with the misuse of MyWatch," Gobi Krishnan said yesterday.

"I feel it can be salvaged and I intend to correct the wrongs done by one or two people. It is a good organisation except for a few bad hats," he said.

The street shooting of MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan on July 27 was an execution-style attempt that triggered much fear among ordinary people and became a national issue.

Sanjeevan, 29, was hit at a traffic light junction in Bahau, Negri Sembilan, and is currently recuperating at the Serdang Hospital.

Doctors successfully extracted the bullet after 18 days. He had earlier developed a critical blood clot in his heart and lungs.

Police have yet to interview him.

Commenting on his earlier statement that Sanjeevan's shooting was related to drug gangs, Gobi Krishnan said he received the "credible information" recently.

"It ruled out police involvement in the shooting, as claimed earlier by certain parties.

"My duty is to alert the public ... I am just telling things as they are," he said.

Musa was not available for comment despite attempts to reach him.

Meanwhile, Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said the police would investigate Gobi Krishnan's recent revelations.

"We will explore all angles but the investigation is still ongoing. It is a long process but we are not at liberty to disclose any information pertaining to the investigation," he said.