IGP: I Expect More Arrests Involving My Men

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Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador is expecting more arrests involving his men if they refuse to “stay clean”.

Commenting on the arrest of three special branch officers for robbery and six policemen for bribery in a span of a week, Hamid admitted despite his stern warnings, few are still “big-headed”.

“This is what happens to you when you are big-headed. It is too late to turn back time because I assured stern action will be awaiting them. I have issued stern warnings to all my men on several occasions.

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“I am expecting more arrests from the MACC because I was told that they are watching these rogue cops closely for quite some time and at the same time, the Police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) has been investigating complaints from ordinary men about the wrongdoings of the officers,” Hamid told The Malaysian Insight.

The Malaysian Insight reported earlier that three officers from the Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Department were detained last week for extorting and robbing at least 12 stores owned by foreigners in the Klang Valley in recent months.

A police source told The Malaysian Insight that all three policemen had admitted to extorting Acehnese traders.

“We detained an inspector and two constables from the E8 division after a report was lodged last Thursday by an owner of the store.

“Based on our investigation, we found out that all suspects had extorted at least 12 stores in Klang Valley – four in Ampang, two in Setapak, two in Selayang, one each in Sg Buloh, Ulu Yam, Meru and Klang respectively,” the source said.

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaluddin, when contacted, confirmed the arrest and said all suspects are currently remanded for four days from July 17 to 21.

Meanwhile, MACC chief Latheefa Koya confirmed the arrest of nine men, including six police officers and a deputy public prosecutor on Wednesday.

They were all detained for allegedly taking bribes in return for the release of nine illegal immigrants held in Kuala Kubu Baru.

The case is being probed under Section 16(A)(B) of the MACC Act for bribery. – TMI