Sungai Buloh illegal gambling: Asri Janggut’s claims inaccurate

Covid-19 MKN National Security Council Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador at a news conference. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 09 SEPTEMBER 2020. Asri Janggut Asri Hamid Hot Burger Malaysia
Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador at a news conference. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 09 SEPTEMBER 2020.

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – Bukit Aman has identified inaccurate information on the allegations made by the founder of Hot Burger Malaysia, Mohd Asri Hamid (Asri Janggut) in his viral video on the illegal gambling and sales of contraband cigarettes at Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said, that he has scrutinised the investigation report received from the Department of Integrity and Standard Compliance (JIPS) last week. According to him, there were no report which could prove that the police officers from the Sungai Buloh District Police Headquarters (IPD) had any elements of misconduct or were involved in the illegal activities.

“Yes, I’ve received the report from the Director of Bukit Aman JIPS. I found that several matters raised in the viral video were inaccurate.

“Furthermore, enforcement activities were conducted actively by the Sungai Buloh District Police Headquarters on illegal gambling. However, several weaknesses have been identified, but they were not major problem.

“There were several weaknesses in follow up actions which were not strong enough in preventing illegal gambling. 400 premises have been raided and taken actions last year and 120 more actions have been taken this year.

“But, we will handle that effectively without any problem. Besides, that isn’t a big issue. The whole IPD is corrupted? No,” he said in a news conference at Cheras today.

Abdul Hamid also said that based on the report from JIPS, he found that the Officer in Charge of Police District (OCPD) of Sungai Buloh, Superintendent Shafa’aton Abu Bakar had carried out his duty well.

According to him, JIPS is satisfied with the result of investigation and found that no police live luxuriously, own excessive wealth or were given bribes.

“The morale of my subordinates also dropped as they were despised and condemned in the social media after the video went viral. There are many honest police officers and I need to return their spirits to continue to serve and improve the quality of their service,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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