Wed, 17 Jul 2024

HEADLINES :


Cops leaking confidential info on social media, says KL police chief
Published on: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
By: Bernama
Text Size:

Cops leaking confidential info on social media, says KL police chief
Allaudeen Abdul Majid inspecting a guard of honour during the monthly gathering at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters. (Bernama pic)
Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur police chief Allaudeen Abdul Majid has admitted that a number of police officers and members have been leaking confidential information on social media.

He said this is serious as it not only tarnishes the image of the police force, but also threatens the country’s security and peace.

“The principles of confidentiality must be observed in accordance with the Official Secrets Act 1972 (Act 88), which prohibits the dissemination of information classified as official secrets,” he said.

“The rapid development of technology today gives opportunities for the widespread dissemination of this information without considering the implications of disclosure, which carries with it criminal liability.”

He said this when speaking during the monthly gathering at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters here.

Meanwhile, Allaudeen said the Kuala Lumpur narcotics criminal investigation department had confiscated various drugs worth RM1.7 million in January, compared to RM1.8 million in the same period in 2023.

He said although the value of the seized items had decreased, the number of arrests in January increased to 2,352 people, compared with 1,333 individuals in January 2023.

Allaudeen also said the Kuala Lumpur commercial crime investigation department had conducted 366 operations and arrested 421 people in January this year.

“Four investigation papers have been opened involving call centre scam syndicates, with charges brought against two and investigations on another two ongoing,” he said.

* Follow us on Instagram and join our Telegram and/or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don't want to miss.

* Do you have access to the Daily Express e-paper and online exclusive news? Check out subscription plans available.





ADVERTISEMENT






Top Stories Today

National Top Stories


Follow Us  



Follow us              

Daily Express TV  







close
Try 1 month for RM 18.00
Already a subscriber? Login here
open

Try 1 month for RM 18.00

Already a subscriber? Login here