KUALA LUMPUR – A major reshuffle is under progress at the Melaka police headquarters following the bribery scandals and power abuse by its members recently.
Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said, the first phase of reshuffle involves 15 officers from various ranks and positions with immediate effect.
“This is the first phase of our reshuffle. More officers in the contingent will be transferred in the second phase,” he said at Bukit Aman today.
Khalid added, the tough action was needed as an internal procedure of the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to prevent power abuse among its officers and staffs.
Khalid also denied allegations that the police are forced to take bribes by their superiors. To him, that should not be an excuse.
“That should not be a culture. It is normal to treat colleagues to meals; however, it should not be at a luxury level.
“We accept MACC’s involvement and see it as a positive move as it will correct us. We will not allow the wrongdoings to happen again,” he said.
He added, the RMP Department of Integrity and Standard Compliance are also monitoring its officers.
“The transfers of officers in Melaka are ongoing now. I will personally visit Melaka and meet the officers there.
“We also give opportunities to the public to come forward and report to us, if they are bullied by the police.
“They can come to us in person, or they can also come anonymously safety reason via the internet or Whatsapp,” he said.
Responding on the arrest of 21 officers from the narcotic department who allegedly provide protection for the drug syndicates, Khalid said, they are all arrested and are locked up now.
“They are not only undergoing investigations but were arrested and locked up for further actions.
“There are no additional arrests or new cases involving police in that case now,” he emphasized. – MalaysiaGazette