Muhyiddin: Changes in police force to restore public confidence

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says some weaknesses have been identified in the current structure of the police force.

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today said the restructuring of the police force is aimed at restoring public confidence.

He said the restructuring process had begun and he had been receiving suggestions about it.

Muhyiddin said he would announce the details once the restructuring was completed.

“There are some weaknesses that need strengthening. We want the police force to be seen as one that has integrity and trusted by the people. One THAT the people can depend on.

“Once the report is completed, I will announce in detail what restructuring has taken place,” he said during the Inspector-General of Police’s Hari Raya event in Bukit Aman.

It was previously reported that the police force and the Immigration Department would be revamped due to their “confusing” structure.

Muhyiddin had said the revamp would only be carried out after a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

At the same event today, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed that three units in the police force had been removed.

They are the Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG), Special Task Force on Organised Crime (Stafoc) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING).

Previously, allegations of graft had been levelled at the three units.

A “handful” of department heads in the police force are also expected to be sacked.

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