Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim has repeated his call for police outrider services to be terminated for ministers and deputy ministers, and figures who are no longer in office.
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This is after a video of outriders cutting a path for an MPV – closely linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak – through what was allegedly a balik kampung traffic jam yesterday.
The MPV was a white Toyota Vellfire with the licence plate VBG 11 – which Najib is known to use.
It is unclear if the Pekan MP was in the vehicle at the time, or where the video was taken.
Responding to the video, Sim said former office holders convicted of a crime should not get outrider services.
“The police’s job is to nab robbers, don’t use police to escort robbers. Protect our police’s dignity!” he tweeted.
Najib has been convicted at the High Court and the Court of Appeal over the RM42 million criminal breach of trust and money laundering in the SRC International case.
He is also on trial for the 1MDB scandal.
Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said last year that former prime ministers convicted of a crime would retain their police escort services until they have exhausted their appeal process. – Malaysiakini