Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s statement that he was ‘sandwiched’ between the civil and syariah law shows he does not know which law takes precedence over the other, says MCA.
If Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is unable to implement the order of the civil court, he should be removed from his position.
MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon said Khalid’s statement that he was “sandwiched” between civil and syariah law showed he did not know which law takes precedence over the other.
“The Federal Constitution has made it very clear that the status of the civil court takes precedence over the Syariah Court and as such police are duty-bound to heed the civil court’s orders.
“It is not their place to decide which law they wish to see enforced,” he said in a press statement.
He said for Khalid to give the excuse that police are stuck between a hard place and a rock is inappropriate.
“Regarding matters related to the civil courts, it is the duty of police to see it through, whereas for matters concerning the Syariah Court, it is handled by the respective state Islamic religious departments.
“Thus, the matter of clashing responsibilities does not arise.
“Khalid’s action in using his own confused interpretation of the Federal Constitution to decide how the police should act has dealt a severe blow to our police force’s image,” he said,
He said, therefore, MCA Youth appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to act against Khalid for dereliction of duty as he has tainted the image of the civil court by refusing to implement its court order without proper legal basis.