Policemen involved in crime to face full brunt of law

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SEPANG: Members of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) involved in crime will face the full brunt of the law, warns Police Director of Management, Zulkifli Abdullah.

He said there would be no compromise whatsoever on the matter, and added that the black sheep in the force would face disciplinary action meted out by PDRM, including facing the sack.

“We have more than 130,000 officers and men nationwide and I do not deny some are involved (in crime).

“To curb this problem, PDRM also conducts an integrity test for every new intake and also for promotion, other than organising numerous related courses,” he told a media conference here today.

Zulkifli was commenting on the involvement of policemen in criminal activities, following the case of a lance corporal who was detained on suspicion of committing armed robbery at a cyber cafe in Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

In the incident about 7am yesterday, the 55-year-old suspect was reported to have entered the cyber cafe with a gun before escaping with RM2,000.

On why some policemen turned to crime, Zulkifli said among the numerous factors were financial problems and lifestyle changes.

Earlier, Zulkifli attended a ceremony to send nine police officers to the National Police Agency in Tokyo, Japan for an in-training visit and training after they won the 2014 Balai League Table (BLT) award at the klia2 here.

The award was courtesy of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF).

MCPF vice-chairman Kamaruddin Ali said the officers were sent abroad to expose them to how security forces in Japan functioned.