Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun disappeared from the media after his retirement as Inspector-General of Police of Malaysia in early May.
The following month, in June, the media still produced articles mentioning the former IGP. But he made less than 50 headlines in that month. From July onwards, however, he completely vanished from the media.
Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador succeeded Fuzi Harun as the current IGP. Naturally, Hamid Bador’s media exposure boosted since May.
Looking at the top issues of Fuzi Harun during his retirement month, most of it were about his retirement. He retired after serving the force for 35 years.
However, Fuzi was caught win the issue of the setting up of Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
The setting up of IPCMC was pushed in the wake of the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.
National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) published their reports on the missing persons cases, which alleged that the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysia Police was involved in Raymond’s and Amri’s disappearance.
Fuzi was the Special Branch chief during their disappearance. Hence, the police announced that they will launch an investigation on SUHAKAM’s claim only after Fuzi’s retirement.