I met an ex-police officer today on Facebook chat and had a long conversation over my infamous blogging. He is of the view that I am a bit over the line in expressing myself on this blog, a view formed from the things people in police are talking of me. He thinks that by writing on my encounters with Mohamed Nasheed, I want to be seen as the “nice guy”. That may be one view and I respect anyone who has that view. There are rumors being spread inside MPS that I have campaigned for a candidate during election. Those are untrue and unfounded. I admit that I once had “I support Dr. Hassan Saeed” on my Facebook status and my belief is that it does not amount to campaigning. I am well aware of those who campaigned and how they did it. As far as the CHANGE is concerned, although I am not a big fan of the current president, I saw CHANGE as the solution for much of our problems from a professional police officer’s standpoint.
There are few officers who believe what I have written here (on this blog) will affect my career in the future and had advised me to be prepared for the consequences. They too believe I am the next Ahmed Faisal of MPS, for whom I have high regards for being one officer who stood up for what he believed in. Others went a step ahead to say that it was a mistake to further educate me on MPS’ expense. In spite of these negative views there were people supportive of me and my intent. They appreciated me for speaking my mind out and for being a transparent person. I have always been outspoken and transparent in my police career and people who know me better are testimony to this claim. This might be the reason why many of my colleagues do not approve of me and my concerns. I don’t believe in anonymity and I know of people who are cowardly enough to use this platform as a cover to express their views and concerns.
What I express here is truly intended for professionalizing my organization and my dear colleagues. I can’t help those who think I am too controversial. I have been there among you people since I was 18 and have experienced many things. Today, I hold a commissioned rank, am decorated with 6 ribbons, professionally and academically trained for the job; all achieved during the time of the outgoing government and Commissioner Adam Zahir. This does not mean I have to be ignorant on issues that I see are critical for the future of my organization and my people. It does not matter where my seniors assign me to work in or how they regard me; all that matters is how much I can contribute for the betterment of the organization. I will continue to serve my nation in the capacity of a police officer. Will join you soon!