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Only a handful of cops involved in crime, says Razarudin
Published on: Saturday, January 13, 2024
By: Bernama
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Only a handful of cops involved in crime, says Razarudin
Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said he has issued directives to all district police chiefs to closely supervise their officers and personnel.
Kuala Lumpur: Only a handful of officers and policemen are engaging in criminal activities, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

He said the public need not be alarmed and can trust the police to conduct transparent investigations into criminal cases involving its personnel.

Razarudin said every personnel undergoes stringent supervision, with constant oversight by their supervisors, and the police have methods to apprehend those implicated in criminal activities.

“Of the 137,000 personnel, not even 2% are involved in disciplinary offences or criminal cases due to the vigilant supervision by the superior officers.

“For example, supervisors do a comprehensive roll-call briefing 15 minutes before going on duty, which includes the proper use of firearms,” he told Bernama.

Razarudin underscored the briefing’s significance as a preventive measure against deviations from duty.

He was commenting on the apprehension of two policemen – a constable and a lance corporal – suspected of being involved in the robbery and rape of a private college student in Bukit Ampang View last Tuesday.

Yesterday, Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan confirmed that the two policemen on patrol duty were suspended pending the completion of the investigation into the case.

Razarudin said he has issued directives to district police chiefs nationwide to closely supervise their officers and subordinates.

However, he questioned the necessity of reevaluating the entire police training module based on the actions of a few problematic policemen.

He said every officer and personnel must strictly adhere to procedures and instructions, as each individual has taken an oath to steer clear of drugs and criminal activities.

“However, despite the oath and supervision, as mere humans, we cannot escape from making mistakes,” he said.

Razarudin assured the public that criminal cases would undergo transparent investigation, and urged them to fully place their trust in the police force.

“For example, the police took immediate action in the case of the policeman accused of the fatal hit-and-run of a secondary school student. We did not compromise or conceal the matter. We charged him under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder,” he said.

Last month, a senior police officer was arrested in connection with a fatal accident involving a Form Five student near a school in Meru, Ipoh.

Addressing the recent case of four policemen detained for suspected possession of ketum for personal use, Razarudin said an inquiry is ongoing, including comprehensive urine screening tests.

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