KUALA LUMPUR — May 24, 2017: The police (PDRM) has undertaken a revamp and transfer exercise involving 15 officers and men in Melaka in an effort to enhance integrity.
According to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, there will also be a second phase involving more personnel.
“I will be at the Melaka contingent on Friday to meet with the officers and policemen to listen to their problems and get feedback.
“This is to ensure the integrity of officers and policemen in the contingent is at its best,” he told journalists after opening a blood donation programme in conjunction with the 210th Police Day at Bukit Aman.
Khalid stressed that PDRM viewed seriously the issue of integrity and would not compromise with personnel who erred as it was not the culture of the force.
“I hope members of PDRM will accept positively the move we are taking to correct the situation and will not allow any impropriety in PDRM, especially corruption and abuse of power,” he said.
It was reported that eight officers and men, including two district chiefs in Melaka, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) recently regarding a money protection investigation.
Khalid said internal investigations were being conducted by PDRM’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) on personnel suspected of not performing properly.
To date, JIPS has detained 21 officers and policemen including from the narcotics CID on suspicion of protecting crime activities including drug distributing syndicates. — Bernama