RECENTLY, SANJEEVAN RECEIVED THREE BULLETS IN HIS MAILBOX BUT DUTY IS DUTY, AND DUTY FOR HIM IS A PASSION!
R Sri Sanjeevan was shot on 23 July 2013, just over a year ago. There is no progress on the case. Police have closed the investigation into his attempted murder, classifying it ‘No Further Action’ (NFA), due to the lack of fresh leads.
MyWatch operates in Menara CIMB, Kuala Lumpur, with about 30 staff, primarily funded by Sanjeevan himself and a few other donors who share the organisation’s vision and goals.
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Sanjeevan emerges stronger after shooting
MyWatch chairman says more participation in whistleblowing needed to fight crime and corruption.
KAJANG: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force chairman (MyWatch) R Sanjeevan says he is more determined than ever to fight crime and corruption and will continue to work with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) despite being shot at point-blank range last year.
He said crime and corruption were issues that required a vocal and independent organisation that did not take sides like MyWatch.
Sanjeevan admits that there are people out there trying to stop him from doing his work.
“I’m prepared for whatever they are going to throw at me. They might charge me under the Official Secrets Act or the Sedition Act, but we are operating within the law.
“We would like to work with law enforcement agencies especially the police and already have an agreement with the MACC for a future initiative.
Sanjeevan said although he was vocal about current IGP Khalid Abu Bakar, due credit had to be given to him for his energy and initiatives in improving the police force.
Read The Star report by Nicholas Cheng:
One year on, Sanjeevan still rallies against crime
CYNTHIA GABRIEL, the founder of Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), says,
‘Action on Sanjeevan shows WPA has failed’
Excerpts from the Malaysiakini article
COMMENT Whistleblowing is indeed a hazardous venture in Malaysia.
Government corruption has gained the wrath of citizens these last few years. With a rapidly changing political landscape, many have been goaded on to take the bull by its horns, putting fear on the back burner, by blowing the whistle on wrongdoing, misconduct and alleged corruption.
Protection is scant, government harassment aplenty, personal securities compromised and if past records are anything to go by, the messenger gets shot at, literally and in real time, the complaint gets swept under the rug, and the suspect roams free.
My Watch chief R Sri Sanjeevan can surely testify to this.
The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is deeply concerned that Sanjeevan will receive zero protection from the very laws designed to combat corruption, especially under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) 2010.
Despite the WPA having the goal of giving protection to the whistleblower in the form of confidentiality of their information, immunity from civil and criminal action and protection from detrimental action being taken against them, Sanjeevan can tell you that he has enjoyed none of these thus far.
C4 strongly recommends that the WPA is revisited and scrutinised again by lawmakers with the inputs from the Bar Council to ensure that public interest disclosure is protected at all times.
Court order issued to compel Sanjeevan to hand over evidence
Last updated on 16 July 2014 – 07:45pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have issued a court order on anti-crime group MyWatch’s chairman R.Sanjeevan to compel him to hand over evidence of his damning allegations of power abuse and corruption in the police force.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today, Sanjeevan has 14 days to respond to the summons issued under Section 51 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
THE WAY I READ IT, IT’S A STALEMATE.
On the one hand, the IGP refuses to meet Sanjeevan. On the other hand, Sanjeevan refuses to hand over the evidence to anyone but the IGP.
1:32PM Jul 16, 2014
No proof, Sanjeevan out to smear cops, says IGP
Crime watchdog NGO MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan is out to tarnish the good reputation of the police by making allegations of misconduct against police officers without furnishing proof, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
Khalid repeated that Sanjeevan had refused to cooperate with the police when officers were sent to meet him, and this has forced the police to issue a notice against Sanjeevan so that he provides evidence to back up his claims.
“This guy is not sincere to make things better but he’s out to smear some individuals,” Khalid told a press conference at Bukit Aman.
“When I sent officers to meet him, he did not want to cooperate. Instead, he created a story that I was lying,” he added.
Khalid said if Sanjeevan does not want to provide the evidence to the police, he could hand it over to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) instead.
Sanjeevan believes that they are after tryingto cover up the accused cop’s alleged sex scandal and to expose his source of information.
12:21PM Jul 12, 2014
Sanjeevan probed for cop sex scandal allegation
Anti-crime NGO MyWatch chief R Sanjeevan said he is being probed by the police over his allegation of a sex scandal involving an unnamed senior cop with a distinguished royal title.
In a statement today, Sanjeevan revealed that the inspector general police secretariat (disciplinary department) based in Bukit Aman in a letter on Tuesday also requested he should hand over all evidence on the allegation within 14 days to facilitate investigation.
The letter to Sanjeevansaid the matter is being investigated under Section 509 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA).
It referred in particular to MyWatch’s website where the sex scandal allegation first surfaced last month.
BOTH ARE DOING THEIR RESPECTIVE JOBS.
ONE, THE IGP, IS A TAN SRI, AND HAS 1,000 POLICE STATIONS AND 100,00 MEN UNDER HIM.
THE OTHER HAS BARELY SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION, AND RECENTLY, RECEIVED 3 BULLETS IN WARNING.
THE FORMER SAYS THAT THE LATTER WON’T CO-OPERATE WITH HIM. THE LATTER SAYS THAT THE FORMER WON’T MEET HIM.
WHO WOULD YOU BELIEVE?
2:14PM Jul 3, 2014
IGP: Have we ever shielded errant cops?
nspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar has stressed that errant cops are not protected, adding that if there is evidence, those responsible will face the music.
Khalid was commenting on the slew of exposes by MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan.
Khalid told reporters that the whistleblower has refused to cooperate with the police on investigations concerning his allegations.
“If we have enough evidence, we will not protect our men. Have we ever protected our men in criminal cases? If there is evidence, bring it,” he said.
“The same with Sanjeevan, he exposes this and that. But when I send my senior officers (to obtain information), he refuses to give.
“I don’t know who he wants to give the evidence to. We will probe all complaints and take action,” Khalid added.
5:34PM Jul 3, 2014
‘Biggest joker’ IGP lying, says whistleblower
MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan has launched a broadside against Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, accusing the latter of churning out fraudulent statements.
“He is the biggest joker of all,” the whistleblower told Malaysiakini.
Sanjeevan was responding to Khalid’s claim that the MyWatch chairperson did not cooperate with the police in their investigations regarding errant cops.
The police chief also said that Sanjeevan refused to hand over the so-called evidence when he sent a senior officer to meet him.
However, Sanjeevan claimed that no such police officer had met him over his allegations that ranged from corruption to sex scandals.
“That’s a blatant lie,” he said. “It is the IGP who refused to meet me.”
Sanjeevan said that he sent numerous letters to the police regarding this matter, but the police chief “did not bother” to respond.
9:55AM Jun 25, 2014
MyWatch: We’ve proof of top cop’s sex scandal
Whistleblower MyWatch claims that it has received a set of photographs and documents pertaining to a sexual scandal allegedly involving a top cop.
Its chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan said MyWatch is prepared to make the photographs and documents public.
However, he sought an assurance from the prime minister and home minister that action would be taken.
“MyWatch wants an assurance from Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak that they will immediately suspend the officer regardless of his position and title and will instruct for a thorough investigation into this matter.
If an assurance is given, Sanjeevan said, MyWatch would immediately reveal the evidence.
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 6:21:47 PM
Hamza Taib: My son is not jobless and can afford cars
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib dismissed insinuations of wrongdoing after it was alleged his son owned two luxury vehicles which he should not have been able to afford as he was unemployed.
“How can anyone say he is jobless?” he said, adding that his son, Mohammad Azhan Hamza, 30, was a director in several companies and owned several firms in Kuala Lumpur.
He revealed that Mohammad Azhan read law at the International Islamic University, and his wife was also a qualified lawyer.
“They are living at my house in Kuala Lumpur so they don’t have to worry about house loans,” he added.
Hamza said to the best of his knowledge, the two luxury cars owned his son were reconditioned and did not cost as much as new ones.
He said this when asked about MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan’s claim of Mohammad Azhan’s “extraordinary wealth.”
Video: MyWatch Dakwa Anak Ketua Polis Miliki Kekayaan Luar Biasa
MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan: Top cop’s son has extraordinary wealth but has no job http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/mywatch-chief-shot-in-critcal-condition/ …
@Abotegg Let us wait and see what kind of evidence he has
@Abotegg some like sanjeevan deserves to be heard; he almost died for his beliefs
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MyWatch: Top cop’s son jobless but rolling in cash
Nearly a year after being shot, crime watchdog MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan today hit out again at alleged corruption in the police force.
The PKR member also questioned the extraordinary wealth of a 30-year-old son of a state police chief.
Sanjeevan claimed the unemployed man bought two luxury cars last year – a Jaguar and an Audi A5, with a combined value of RM1.1 million.
His bank accounts, Sanjeevan alleged, had transactions worth some RM500,000 in the last six months, up to April.
“He is the only son in the family. He is jobless, he has no genuine source of income, no passive income…
“The coincidence here is that he is linked to a firearms company. The firearms company is in the same state where his father is the police chief,” Sanjeevan told reporters at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.
Sanjeevan said that the police chief’s son was “the only Malay director” among 10 directors of a private limited arms company and received about RM100,000 a year in compensation for his position.
He got married last year.
His father has been the top cop of the state for some three years.
“Even if he worked 40 years in the force, his salary cannot afford all this,” Sanjeevan said, emphasising why the government needed to seriously look into this case.
Sanjeevan said that he would furbish all the details in a report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) next week.
Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 4:13:21 PM
Three bullets found in Sanjeevan’s mailbox
KUALA LUMPUR: Three 9mm bullets were found in the mailbox of MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan’s family home in Bahau, Saturday morning.
Sanjeevan, who is contesting for the PKR Youth vice-president’s post in the ongoing party elections, said his brother was getting the house ready to host a function for his campaign at night when he found the bullets at around 10.45am.
“I came back late from a election campaign function at around 4am.
“Before that, my whole family had gone out to celebrate my mother’s birthday, so there was no one at home.
“I suspect that was when the bullets were planted,” said Sanjeevan.
THE BAHAU INCIDENT
In an earlier posting, we had the following: MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan claims that two men tried to attack him in Bahau, Negri Sembilan.
Here is a follow up:
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Sanjeevan akan fail saman fitnah
Wong telah menfitnah dan menjatuhkan reputasi serta kredibiliti Sri Sanjeevan dan MyWatch.
BAHAU: Pengerusi Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch), R Sri Sanjeevan, 29, bakal memfailkan saman fitnah ke atas seorang individu bernama Wong Nyuk Sang.
Sri Sanjeevan mendakwa Wong telah menfitnah beliau dan menjatuhkan reputasi serta kredibiliti Sri Sanjeevan dan MyWatch.
“Dakwaan Wong dalam sebuah akhbar berbahasa Cina baru-baru ini adalah tidak benar dan menfitnah saya
Sebelum ini pengawal peribadi Sri Sanjeevan iaitu S Ayappen telah membuat satu laporan polis di Balai Polis Bahau pada 28 Februari lalu berhubung insiden kereta yang dipandu oleh Ayappen nyaris dilanggar oleh sebuah kereta Perodua Kancil.
“Pada 28 Februari lalu lebih kurang jam 5.30 petang, semasa pengawal peribadi saya sedang memandu di Taman Sornam, Bahau, sebuah kereta jenis Perodua Kancil dinaiki dua lelaki Cina telah cuba melanggar kereta dipandu pengawal peribadi saya dan telah menunjukkan isyarat lucah kepada beliau dan mengejar hingga ke Kiara Square.
“Selepas menurunkan saya di Nanyang Kopitiam, pengawal peribadi saya pergi semula ke Taman Sornam dan kereta tersebut masih mengekori pengawal peribadi saya. Pengawal peribadi saya berpatah balik ke Taman Meranti dan didapati kereta tersebut telah tiada,” jelas Sri Sanjeevan.
For more, read:
THIS LATEST INCIDENT HAS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY THE POLICE BUT…?
Sanjeevan, who was MyWatch chairperson said he tried to call the Bahau police station, and the police operations room and the District Police chief several times to alert them over the incident.
However, there was no response
We take that to mean that nobody answered the phone at any of these places. WHY DIDN’T THE POLICE PICK UP THE PHONE?
Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 8:40:02 PM
Mystery car tried to ram into mine, claims MyWatch’s Sanjeevan
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan claims that two men tried to attack him in Bahau, Negri Sembilan.
Sanjeevan said the incident occurred at around 6pm Friday in Taman Sornam Bahau when his car was followed by a Perodua Kancil.
“At first, my driver noticed there was a car with two men inside following us. My driver drove around trying to make turns to lose them,” he said when contacted.
Sanjeevan said he managed to get out of the car and run into a coffee shop.
“My driver continued driving when the Kancil drove up to the side of the car and one of them showed him the middle finger. He also started screaming at my driver,” said Sanjeevan.
Sanjeevan added that the driver of the Kancil also tried to ram into his car before speeding off.
IT STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN!
Sanjeevan gets another death threat!
Yesterday, Sanjeevan received a text message in Tamil with the sender threatening to kill him. He later lodged a police report at the Jempol police district headquarters in Negri Sembilan.
Last year when he received a death threat, the police never investigated it and later he got shot.
“Now I’m getting another death threat and if I get shot again they (police) may just try to wash their hands off,” he said.
5:41PM Jan 10, 2014
New threat, so Sanjeevan wants protection
Anti-crime activist R Sri Sanjeevan, who was shot at last July, is asking for police protection after receiving a fresh death threat.
Sanjeevan, accompanied by Batu MP Tian Chua, submitted a memorandum for Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar (left) at the Bukit Aman police headquarters this morning.
“I want the police to give us protection, including for my family,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.
He said he believed the death threat this time, like the last, was in relation to his threats to expose cops involved in drugs and illegal gambling syndicates.
MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan gave his statement to the police today on his controversial tweet on Sept 30 alleging the possibility that police were involved in his shooting last July.
Sanjeevan, who appeared in a wheelchair, gave his statement at the Tropicana police station in Petaling Jaya for about 35 minutes today.
He had tweeted that the bullet doctors retrieved from his body is said to be from a .38 Smith & Wesson, the type of gun commonly used by the police.
Despite police investigating the tweet, Sanjeevan and his family are upset that police are not investigating the drive-by shooting incident in Bahau, in which he almost lost his life.
… he tweeted “Bullet they took from my ribcage belongs 2 Smith&Wesson .38 model gun. “Coincidentally” its PDRMsia old gun they used.”
The report on the tweet was lodged by a police officer from Ampang.
Lawyer Latheefa Koya, who accompanied Sanjeevan when his statement was recorded today, told reporters that this constituted police harassment of Sanjeevan.
Sanjeevan now a broken man
“I am thinking of a natural death for MyWatch. As a patriotic Malaysian, I’ve done my part and have been beaten and shot at for it,” he told The Star in an interview yesterday at a location that he does not want to be disclosed.
Thursday September 19, 2013 MYT 1:02:29 PM
MyWatch chairman Sanjeevan scarred by shooting
PETALING JAYA: R. Sri Sanjeevan is a pale shadow of his former self. He has lost 15kg, shaved his head and wears a brace on his chest, hiding horrific surgical scars – no thanks to his close brush with death when a motorcycle pillion rider fired a shot at him in Bahau in July.
And he’s also a beaten man.
According to the crime watchdog leader, he has been beaten up and threatened many times, but the shooting was the last straw.
The MyWatch chairman is leaving his advocacy days behind, saying that continuing his work was “not worth another bullet or his family’s safety”.
Musa said MCCC would focus on working together with the police, security companies, neighbourhood watch volunteers and citizens to help reduce the crime rate.
“We are an independent body and apolitical. We take our work seriously and aim to reduce the crime rate,” he said.
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Ex-IGP: MyWatch poorly managed
Anti-crime watchdog MyWatch never worked together with other members, said former IGP Musa Hasan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-general of Police Musa Hassan said anti-crime watchdog MyWatch never had meetings to discuss action plans among members.
The former MyWatch adviser said the management of MyWatch was poor and its chairman, R Sri Sanjeevan, did not call for meetings with members.
“What is the point of an NGO if you don’t work with the people who are supporting your cause?
“When I was there, we have never had a single meeting to discuss action plans,” he told reporters after the second meeting for the recently formed anti-crime NGO, Malaysia Community Crime Care (MCCC).
Musa, who is MCCC president, said he was no longer with MyWatch, but did not rule out working together with them in the future.
“We have no plans to work with them but if Sanjeevan wants, we will work together for the benefit of the community,” he said.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Most recent tweets
R Sri Sanjeevan
@SanjeevanSS My informer has been arrested under Dangerous Drugs Act despite he feed @PDRMsia with drug info. Total sabotage! @fmtoday
R Sri Sanjeevan
@SanjeevanSS @PDRMsia CID Dir Hadi Ho refused to return my mobiles & refused to speak to me – something fishy happening! Corrupt! @KBAB51 @fmtoday
R Sri Sanjeevan
Stop threatening me with arrest & beatings I’m all up for it & I’m sure Malaysians will protect me!
R Sri Sanjeevan
@SanjeevanSS Ex-cop operating illegal gambling & prostitution in NS & it’s @KBAB51 ‘s hometown don’t tell me he doesn’t know all this! @fmtoday
R Sri Sanjeevan
@SanjeevanSS Narcotic officer’s son arrested with huge amount of drugs but later released so what went wrong where?
Published on Sep 14, 2013
MyWatch chief R Sanjeevan exclusive interview with FMT.
Video by Arvind Raj
[Exclusive] Sanjeevan:”I felt the bullet going in..”
Saturday, 14 September
Friday, 13 September
SANJEEVAN’S LATEST TWEETS:
Friday, 13 September 2013
Anti-crime watchdog MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan’s tweets sent out recently are not reliable as Sanjeevan does not know what he is tweeting about, his father told Malaysiakini today.
P Ramakrishnan said that Sanjeevan “does not know what he’s doing”, even though he could now recognise the whole family and is back at the family home in Negri Sembilan, resting.
“His memory, almost all of it, has returned. What happened recently, he remembers it all. But he still hasn’t fully recovered,” Ramakrishnan (right) said.
He expressed his worry over Sanjeevan’s tweets and behaviour over the past couple of days.
Sanjeevan, who tweets using the Twitter handle @SanjeevanSS, has tweeted that some people were trying to “silence” him.
He has also claimed that masked people were coming to his house, and that the police have refused to provide him and his family with protection.
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Sanjeevan: Police out to frame me
My informers are being coerced to give false statements against me, claims MyWatch chief who’s recuperating from a life-saving operation.
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan today said police have arrested many of his informers and are coercing them to give false statements linking him to the underworld.
He named Bukit Aman, IPK Negeri Sembilan and IPD Jempol as those going all out to frame him.
According to Sanjeevan, who is recuperating from a life-saving operation following an assassination attempt on his life, said all his informants are known to Federal Narcotics director Norashid Ibrahim.
“I am very upset at the way the police are handling the situation as some of my informants have been arrested and charged for drug related and gangsterism offences,” claimed Sanjeevan.
He said that before the attempt on his life on July 2, he had revealed the names of rogue cops in Negeri Sembilan, some of whom he alleged received as much RM30,000 in bribes from drug syndicates.
“Why haven’t these police officers I named been investigated or arrested as I have given all the details to IGP Khalid Abu Bakar,” asked Sanjeevan.
“It appears that Khalid is only paying a lip-service and covering up for his men in blue,” added Sanjeevan.
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‘Drug gangs behind Sanjeevan’s shooting’
MyWatch advisor believes drug related gangs behind the assassination attempt
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch advisor S Gobi Krishnan today revealed that R Sanjeevan’s shooting incident was related to drug gangs.
There is credible information to suggest this, according to him.
Gobi said he managed to rule out the possibility of the theories through investigations carried out with the assistance of his informers.
Nevertheless he is still unclear which particular groups are involved in the shooting.
SANJEEVAN SUFFERS FROM AMNESIA…
MyWatch chairman Sanjeevan fully conscious, suffering from memory loss
MyWatch chairman R.Sri Sanjeevan seems to have lost his memory despite regaining full consciousness.
The Star quoted Sanjeevan’s father P.Ramakrishnan as saying his son had no memory of the murder attempt on his life nor could he recognise anyone, including himself.
“There are so many things he can’t remember but we are slowly refreshing his memory, one by one,” Ramakrishnan said.
According to The Star, Ramakrishnan said Sanjeevan had asked him who he was and why he was there.
“You are Sanjeevan. You are my son and you had an accident,” Ramakrishnan told his son.
He added that this was an additional blow for the family after all the stress they had gone through since the incident on July 27.
Now deemed to be out of danger, however, Sanjeevan currently cannot “remember many things” according to his father.
Negri Sembilan police officers have returned to check on the status of MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan’s recovery, even though the latter’s father had insisted the state’s police stop investigating the attempt on Sanjeevan’s life last month.
P Ramakrishnan told Malaysiakini today that he saw the officers a couple of days ago at the Serdang Hospital where Sanjeevan is warded, and claimed they have been making enquiries about Sanjeevan’s condition.
“They have been interviewing the doctors,” Ramakrishnan said.
He said that he is “very unhappy” about the state police’s meddling into Sanjeevan’s case again after he openly claimed that the Negri Sembilan police might have had a hand in the attempt on Sanjeevan’s (right) life.
“I have informed about their (Negri Sembilan police) presence to MyWatch advisor S Gobikrishnan and have asked him to communicate this matter to the police again,” he said.
The officers, Ramakrishnan further claimed, were the very same ones who had came to collect the bullet removed from Sanjeevan’s rib cage last week following surgery.
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‘We will nab culprits behind Sanjeevan’s shooting’
Bukit Aman CID director says the police will leave no stones unturned in nabbing the person behind the shooting of MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman CID director Abdul Hadi Ho Abdullah has given assurance that there will be a transparent investigation in MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan’s shooting, the anti-crime watchdog’s adviser S Gobi Nathan said today.
Meanwhile, Sanjeevan’s father P Ramakrishnan said his son’s condition was slowly improving and hoped he would get well soon.
He said Sanjeevan shook hands with his doctor yesterday and with him today.
” He can’t talk at the moment as there is a wound in his mouth, but I’m happy with the way the doctors and nurses are taking care of him,” said Ramakrishnan.
Meanwhile, in response to the police investigations and the bullet issue, both Ramakrishnan and Gobi stated that they are waiting for an appointment with the Bukit Aman CID director Hadi Ho Abdullah.
“Today I will be getting the appointment date and time to meet the CID director to further discuss the case being investigated. We hope to see him anytime soon within this week,” said Gobi
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Sanjeevan is on the road to recovery while father awaits appointment with Bukit Aman.
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan’s condition is improving since last Thursday after undergoing a four hour surgery to remove the bullet, says his father P Ramakrishnan.
“At the moment his condition has improved, but due to high dose of drugs and ventilator support, he’s still drowsy,” he said.
According to MyWatch advisor S Gobi, Sanjeevan’s father had informed him that he even opened his eyes and was able to move his hand; but could not yet talk as he is on a ventilator.
High drama amidst Sanjeevan’s surgery
Last updated on 16 August 2013 – 08:18am
Hadi Ho had also assured Gobi that he would oversee the investigation and would be meeting Ramakrishnan and him next week on the progress of the investigation.
Friday August 16, 2013 MYT 7:57:40 AM
Surgeons remove bullet from Sanjeevan
SERDANG: Surgeons at the Serdang Hospital here have safely removed the bullet lodged in MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan’s right rib.
He remains in critical but stable condition after undergoing a two-hour operation and the bullet was taken to the Cheras police forensics department for testing.
His father P. Ramakrishnan said doctors had told him that the next few days would be crucial for Sanjeevan.
GETTING BETTER, SLOWLY…
A lung infection is currently hindering the recovery of MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan, who is still unconscious in the Serdang Hospital.
His father P Ramakrishnan told Malaysiakini that doctors are waiting for Sanjeevan to recover from the lung infection before they can perform surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his rib-cage.
“The lung infection has to go first,” he said.
However, Ramakrishnan said that doctors have claimed that the operation to remove the bullet is not so critical at this point in time.
“The bullet is still there, but the doctors have said that the bullet is not affecting any part of his body. So they want him to recover from the lung infection first,” he added.
MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan, who is in hospital after surviving a gun attack last Saturday, has acquired an infection but his overall condition is still improving, his father said.
P Ramakrishnan told Malaysiakini after meeting with Sanjeevan’s doctors today that his son has already been prescribed antibiotics for the new infection.
“The doctors said he is improving. There is nothing to worry, it’s just that the infection is there. Everything is good,” he said.
He added that Sanjeevan (left) is still unconscious due to the drugs he was given, however, he is expected to recover “very soon”.
“(The drugs are) to make him sleep and rest. He has lost a lot of blood; his lungs and liver were affected by the gunshot,” he said.
The Sun Daily
Removing bullet not priority for now: Subramaniam (updated)
Last updated on 1 August 2013 – 12:35pm
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 1, 2013): Removing the bullet from the abdomen of Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force’s (MyWatch) R Sri Sanjeevan (pix) is not as critical as stabilising his condition from other complications as these are “more life-threatening”, Health Minister Datuk Seri S Subramaniam said.
“The bullet is not in a life-threatening position for him now.
“It is the other condition of his body that are life threatening for him at the moment,” he told theSun today, responding to the most asked question on why the delay in performing the surgery to remove the bullet from the crime watchdog chairman’s rib cage.
Subramaniam stressed that although the bullet is still in his rib cage, it is not causing harm to his body.
“It is sitting there without causing any damage. That is why the surgery can be done at a later stage.
“But what is more important now is that the doctors are trying to see his lung condition, his blood pressure and so on before proceeding with the surgery,” he said.
MyWatch Chief is heavily sedated but not in a coma.
Wednesday July 31, 2013 MYT 5:07:43 PM
Sanjeevan not in coma and slowly recovering, says father
PETALING JAYA: R. Sri Sanjeevan, the target of an attempted murder, is not in a coma and on his way to recovery at the Serdang Hospital.
“Sanjeevan is not in a coma but he is highly sedated. His health condition is good and improving,” said MyWatch chairman’s father P. Ramakrishnan, 64, when contacted on Wednesday.
“It will take some time before he can undergo the surgery to remove the bullets (from his right ribs),” he said.
The Sun Daily
Sanjeevan’s statements may have led to his shooting
Last updated on 31 July 2013 – 09:25pm
PETALING JAYA (July 31, 2013): Statements made by crime watch activist R. Sri Sanjeevan against organised crime may have led to his shooting.
Patron of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) and former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that Sanjeevan had been vocal in exposing crime syndicates linked to the police.
“Maybe one of these underground gangs was disgruntled by his statement and sent out a hit on him,” Musa told theSun in a phone interview to
However, he said he does not know if the police were linked to the shooting incident.
MyWatch recently gave details on the alleged involvement of Malacca and Negri Sembilan police officers in drug syndicates and later said that the police did not take action on the matter.
Gobikrishnan had claimed in his Twitter account on July 28 that the underworld “did it under the instruction of the enforcers”. He however did not elaborate what he was referring to.
He had also questioned the police’s wisdom in arresting Sanjeevan’s friend Ramesh Balakrishnan allegedly on a drug-related offence shortly after the shooting.
S Gobikrishnan, and adviser to anti-crime watchdog MyWatch, was quizzed by the police today for a series of tweets which he posted after the group’s chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan was shot.
Describing the session as a “waste of time”, Gobikrishnan told Malaysiakini that the police were mostly interested in the tweets, which were critical of police investigations about the shooting, but not the shooting itself.
“There was only one or two questions about Sanjeevan. The rest were about my tweets regarding the police,” he said.
“They wanted to know why I tweeted to criticise the police, and what made me say the things I said.”
The police took 90 minutes to record his statements at the Batu Caves police station.
“I think they should spend more time trying to find Sanjeevan’s shooter and get to the bottom of this as soon as possible,” he said.
This was a twit sent by MyWatch chief hours beforte he was shot!
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In my pc at Sunway or anywhere else, I never said that Ss was murdered by his friends. FMT report is Not true.
Tuesday July 30, 2013 MYT 7:50:49 PM
IGP: Suspects in Sanjevan shooting identified, case still under investigation
PETALING JAYA: Police have identified the suspects behind the attempted murder of MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said while the suspects have been identified, the police still needed time to investigate case thoroughly.
“The public must let police investigate the matter.
“We have a few people that we are looking at, but I can’t comment more on that matter. We are in the process of investigating. Sooner or later we will find out,” he said Tuesday.
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IGP: Shooters are Sanjeevan’s friends
Police rule out hired killers in the murder attempt of MyWatch chairman.
Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar told FMT today that the shooters were not hired killers but friends of the crime watchdog himself.
“No, they are not hired killers. They are his friends,” Khalid revealed.
When asked on whether the police have any lead to the suspects, Khalid mentioned briefly that police have identified possible suspects.
“Yes we have a few people that we are looking at but I can’t comment more on that matter. We are in the process of investigating. Sooner or later we will find out,” he said.
After 24 hours in the Serdang Hospital, the condition of NGO MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan, who was shot by assailants on Saturday, has improved, his father said today.
P Ramakrishnan told Malaysiakini that Sanjeevan’s condition had improved slightly compared to yesterday but remains unconscious and not fully stable.
However, doctors have said that he is not yet ready for a critical surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his ribcage.
“Doctors have said that they need to stabilise him further, and only when he is fully stable can the surgery be done,” Ramakrishnan said, adding that doctors have not given a definite time frame for the surgery to take place.
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Why delay in removing bullet, asks MyWatch
MyWatch advisor and co-founder questions the Health Ministry for the lack of urgency in treating Sanjeevan.
PETALING JAYA: The advisor and co-founder of anti-crime watchdog MyWatch S Gobi Krishnan today urged the Health Ministry to explain the delay in having a bullet removed from the rib cage of the NGO’s chairman R Sri Sanjeevan who was shot on Saturday.
“Yesterday, I visited him at Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (HTJ), Seremban and I was shocked when Sanjeevan’s father told me that the doctors have yet to remove the bullet,” he told FMT.
“When I checked with the doctor, he said the hospital is planning to transfer Sanjeevan to the Serdang hospital because HTJ does not have a doctor who could perform the operation,” he added.
“When asked why they are still keeping him at HTJ since no doctor could perform the operation, the doctor told me that the hospital is short of ambulance and thus unable to transfer Sanjeevan to the Serdang hospital.
“The doctor also informed that the hospital management will not allow private ambulance to ferry him,” said Gobi.
He added that he was riled by the reply and decided to meet the hospital director.
While at the director’s office, Gobi claimed that he saw on the table a letter of approval signed by the director to transfer Sanjeevan from HTJ to Serdang Hospital.
“When I asked about the letter, they immediately said they will transfer Sanjeevan to the Serdang hospital,” he said.
He added that he was surprised that the hospital was able to, without delay, arrange everything including an ambulance to transfer Sanjeevan to the Serdang hospital.
Gobi also said that he was informed in Serdang Hospital that they were waiting for a specialist from Selayang Hospital to perform the surgery.
“Now, the question is why did HTJ (Seremban) transfer him to Serdang Hospital when there is no doctor who could perform the operation when he should be placed in Selayang Hospital?” he asked.
“Why wasn’t he transferred straight to Selayang Hospital or to the Putrajaya Hospital which is a government specialist hospital?” he asked.
MyWatch chief transferred to Serdang Hospital under heavy security
MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan, who survived a murder attempt, has finally been transferred to Serdang Hospital under heavy police guard.
His ambulance arrived at Serdang Hospital at 4.20pm today from Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban.
The ambulance was escorted by three police vehicles as they zoomed into the hospital’s emergency area.
At least seven police officers alighted from the vehicle during the transfer.
Sanjeevan was seen unconscious as hospital personnel help unload his bed and brought him into the hospital.
At least two police officers armed with shotguns have positioned themselves at the entrance of the emergency ward.
Members of the media and the public were not allowed into the emergency ward except for family members.
MyWatch Sanjeevan shot; critical in hospital
Mywatch president R. Sanjeevan undergoing treatment at Jempol Hospital. NST pix by Abnor Hamizam Abd Manap
The condition of MyWatch chairperson R Seri Sanjeevan, who was shot last Saturday, is said to be deteriorating.
MyWatch adviser S Gobi Krishnan (right) said arrangements have been made to transfer him to Serdang Hospital for immediate surgery to remove the bullet lodged in his rib cage.
“His condition is getting bad and we are arranging his transfer to Serdang Hospital by ambulance. He has fever and it has got worse,” Gobi said when contacted.
He was speaking from the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban, where Sanjeevan had been warded for the last two days.
“They have kept him here for two days because they said Serdang Hospital was yet to give the green light for the transfer,” he said.
“I have just met the hospital director to press for his transfer (and it is being done now).”
Monday July 29, 2013 MYT 3:35:12 PM
MyWatch advisor: Assassination attempt on Sanjeevan was only “a matter of time”
PETALING JAYA: It was only a matter of time before an assassination attempt was carried out on anti-crime activist R. Sri Sanjeevan, said MyWatch advisor S. Gobi Krishnan.
According to him, this was because Sanjeevan, who is also MyWatch chief, had alleged police involvement with the criminal underworld.
On July 24, Sanjeevan had tweeted from his @SanjeevanSS account: “Seriously thinking to expose on a top leader of @PDRMsia where his son is under payroll of kingpins and some syndicates. Interesting piece!”.
“After he tweeted that, I called him immediately to ask why he revealed our next course of action. Sometimes, you must do things quietly until you have everything lined up and ready to expose, though the temptation is there to reveal it beforehand,” said Gobi when contacted by The Star Online.
@SanjeevanSS on Friday night. He talked abt a list of drug related offences, wanted me to expose. I said will look at it later
The contents of a ‘leaked police memo’ purportedly shedding light on personnel linked to drug syndicates was to have been released this week by anti-crime activist R Sri Sanjeevan.
However, he was shot and injured on Saturday in Bahau, Negri Sembilan.
PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli (left) said: “Sanjeevan said he had obtained an internal police memo which lists the (names of) police personnel being investigated (allegedly) for being involved in drug syndicates.”
Elaborating on his 20-minute meeting with the MyWatch chairperson last Friday, Rafizi said Sanjeevan had confided that the offences are very serious in that these carry the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
“He said these involved a huge quantity of drugs and extensive trafficking … based on the seriousness of this, I agreed to meet him this week,” Rafizi told a press conference at the PKR headquarters.
“He also mentioned that it was an internal memo marked ‘sulit’ (confidential).”
However, he said Sanjeevan did not disclose the names of the personnel involved, describing it as “fortunate” that he had not done so.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has cautioned Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi against protecting rogue policemen.
Responding to the shooting of whistleblower R Sri Sanjeevan, he criticised the minister over his knee-jerk dismissal of speculation that policemen were behind the murder attempt.
“My advise to Zahid is to allow the police to conduct a thorough investigation first. You can’t assume, without the facts of investigation… this is the problem with Umno leaders,” Anwar said.
“As a good minister, you have to defend your staff first… I think in that spirit, I would accept (Zahid’s stand). But he should not use that reason to protect the rogues,” he added.
Monday, 29 July 2013 06:54
Cops not behind Sanjeevan shooting: Has probe been completed, why is Zahid denying?
Police were not involved in the shooting of MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He denied rumours that police were behind Sanjeevan’s shooting, saying he would ensure investigations were accelerated and those responsible arrested.
Ahmad Zahid said this to reporters after breaking fast at the Sungai Buloh prison.
Prior to the incident, Sanjeevan had tweeted: “A @PDRMsia cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearms & told them to fire few shots at my house to scare me/family!”
Anti-crime activist R Sri Sanjeevan was attempting to reveal the names of cops that were allegedly linked to drug syndicates before he was shot, said PKR strategies director Rafizi Ramli.
In a Twitter posting today, Rafizi said he was approached by Sanjeevan (right) a day before the shooting, and he had asked for help in revealing the names of the rogue cops.
“I met Sanjeevan on Friday night. He talked about a list of drug related offences (and) wanted me to expose them. I said I will look at it later.
“Sanjeevan wanted my help to expose cops with links to drug syndicates,” he posted.
However, Rafizi said he was not certain whether the planned expose was related to Saturday’s attempted assassination against Sanjeevan.
‘Sanjeevan on to something’
The Pandan MP added that Sanjeevan was “the right trail of something” and the information he had was genuine.
“I am extremely shocked to find out he was shot,” said Rafizi.
Sunday, 28 July 2013 16:39
Reval what happened to the reports lodged by Sanjeevan, police must launch full probe – Gobind
Written by Gobind Singh Deo
The DAP calls upon the IGP to ensure a full and thorough investigation into the shooting of MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan.
Sanjeevan has in the past complained of threats to his life. He has also lodged police reports.
There is every possibility that Sanjeevan was shot due to his recent expose about police involvement in crime syndicates.
If this is true, then caution must be taken in dealing with the matter and a special team must be set up to investigate the matter. We must be sure that those assigned to this case are in no way connected to the complaints made by Sanjeevan in the past.
Sunday, 28 July 2013 16:32
REVENGE by underworld a possible motive in Sanjeevan case – police
The police chief also said that they have detained Sanjeevan’s 35-year-old friend who was on the police wanted list for a drug related offence.
“I wish to state here that the friend was not detained for the shooting incident as reported by the social media,” SAC Osman said, according to the Staronline – July 28, 2013.
Crime watchdog chief to undergo surgery, security tightened at Seremban hospital
MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan will undergo surgery at Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban to remove a bullet from his rib cage soon and police have beefed up security there to ensure he is safe.
State police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said that the 29-year old bachelor, who was shot once, is currently in stable condition at the hospital’s intensive care unit.
The bullet pierced his right elbow and lodged on the right side of his rib cage when he was shot in Bahau yesterday.
“He was moved from the Kuala Pilah hospital early today for the surgery,” the Star online reported SAC Osman saying. He added that he had put men on duty to protect Sanjeevan.
Sanjeevan’s family members are at the hospital too.
Cops not behind MyWatch chief’s shooting, says MIC CWC member
A close friend of MyWatch founder and head R Sri Sanjeevan is certain that police are not behind his shooting yesterday.
MIC central working committee (CWC) member G Kumar Aamaan said the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has been helpful to Sanjeevan.
“The police, before and after Sanjeevan started receiving death threats, have been helpful. So I can only say no way police are accomplices to this doing,” Kumar Aamaan told The Malaysian Insider.
Set up task force to investigate shooting of crime watchdog chief, says DAP
A special team must be set up to investigate the shooting incident of MyWatch chief R. Sri Sanjeevan and police personnel assigned to it should not be connected to his past complaints on the cops, said the DAP.
Its National Legal bureau chairman Gobind Singh Deo said this was necessary as there was a possibility that Sanjeevan was shot due to his recent expose about police involvement in crime syndicates. Sanjeevan had in the past complained of threats to his life and had also lodged police reports.
“If this is true, then caution must be taken in dealing with the matter and a special team must be set up to investigate the shooting,” he said in a statement today.
“We must be sure that those assigned to this case are in no way connected to the complaints made by Sanjeevan in the past.”
28 July 2013| last updated at 12:34AM
Anti-crime watchdog chief battling for life after being shot by gunman
SEREMBAN: Gunmen targeting on the chairman of anti-crime watchdog, MyWatch, made an attempt on his life yesterday.
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Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has pledged a thorough investigation into the shooting of anti-crime NGO MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan, including his claim that rogue cops were out to get him.
“I assure the family and public that our investigations will be thorough and will look into all aspect including those alleged by SS (Sri Sanjeevan) earlier,” Khalid said in a Twitter posting this morning.
In another tweet, Khalid also gave an assurance that Bukit Aman will monitor the investigations and the CID director will “personally supervise” investigations.
Allegations of errant cop involvement surfaced as Sanjeevan had foretold his fate in a tweet, just hours before he was shot.
Sanjeevan was shot at about 4.30pm in Jempol, Negri Sembilan. He was reported to be in stable but critical condition after undergoing surgery.
Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:52
SHOT BY GUNMEN: Musa Hasan’s anti-crime chief in critical condition, time for tell-all
Written by Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle
The attempt to murder anti-crime NGO MyWatch chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan is likely linked to his recent exposé on police personnel with crime syndicates links, former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan said.
“I hope the police will do a thorough investigation to trace (the) suspect as he (Sanjeevan) had received several threats… (due to) his revelation on police involvement with activities of syndicated crime and illegal activities,” he said on Twitter late Saturday night.
Sanjeevan, himself, appeared to have foretold his fate in a tweet hours before he was gunned down.
He also appeared to have tried to alert current Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar on the imminent threat.
“A cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearm(s) and told them to fire shots at my house to scare me or my family,” he said, in the tweet, which tags both Khalid’s and the official Royal Police Force’s Twitter handles.
According to the Star, Sanjeevan was gunned down at about 4.30pm today in Jempol, Negri Sembilan.
Shot in the chest
Astro Awani, meanwhile, reports that the 29-year-old was shot in a cold-blooded fashion by two motorcyclists while he was driving, at a junction near Taman Cempaka there.
Here are some of his recent twits:
Sanjeevan has been in the news recently for exposing corruption in the police force. Previously he had informed FMT that he had received many death threats.
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MyWatch Sanjeevan shot; critical in hospital
Anti-crime NGO MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan is said to be in a critical but stable condition at the Kuala Pilah Hospital.
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan was shot by unknown gunmen in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan at about 4.30pm today.
His condition is reported to be critical but stable. Sanjeevan is now warded at the Kuala Pilah Hospital.
Speaking to FMT, MIC central working committee member G Kumar Aamaan confirmed the matter, saying he received the news from Sanjeevan’s father about three hours ago.
MyWatch, or The Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force, rose to prominence after its patron, former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, made public several serious allegations in a few press conferences and interviews.
Anti-crime watchdog chief shot in Bahau, in critical condition
Anti-crime watchdog MyWatch chief R. Sri Sanjeevan was shot this evening in Bahau and is listed to be in critical condition, police said today.
Sanjeevan was in his car, a silver-coloured BMW, with the window open while smoking a cigarette, when two men on a red LC motorcycle approached from the back at an intersection in Taman Awana Indah, Bahau.
Sanjeevan had earlier picked up a friend from the latter’s home in the housing estate.
The pillion rider drew out a weapon and shot at Sanjeevan, hitting him in the right rib. The gunman then alighted from the motorcycle but the victim sped off.
The suspects then fled the scene, heading towards Rompin while the victim drove on for 300m before his friend, B. Ramesh, took over the wheel and drove Sanjeevan to the Jempol Hospital.
Seremban police chief ACP Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said the friend could not identify the suspects.
In an interview earlier this year, Sanjeevan said he has been receiving death threats but claimed he was not rattled as it came with the job.
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Death threat for MyWatch chief
MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan received a threatening call from an unknown person yesterday.
R Sri Sanjeevan told FMT he received a call from a private number and a rough voice spoke to him, saying: “You bastard. You watch out. We are going to shoot you down tonight. You are stepping on too many toes.”
But Sanjeevan said he was not rattled by the threat. He said: “I just replied him ‘I would be at PJ Hilton tonight. You can come and look for me.’ But he just hung up.”
He said that such calls were not something new to him, having received at least two other similar calls a few years back when he had highlighted cases of police abusing suspects. He was then the public complaints bureau head of the NGO Astivaaram Foundation.
“So this was very much anticipated. Seems like it always happens to me whenever I talk about the police,” he said.