Renegades in ministry will be removed, says deputy home minister

Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman says officers divulging information on anti-crime operations will be tracked down. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman said he is working on tracking down and getting rid of “enemies” within enforcement agencies under the ministry.

He said there was a handful of officers in these agencies who were divulging information on operations which compromised efforts to combat crime.

“I know there are traitors among us who leak information when we are conducting certain operations. That is why it is very hard to catch the masterminds (behind the crimes). Those arrested are just the ‘small fry’.

“This is one of the obstacles we have to deal with. This is why we want to rid the traitors to restore the public’s confidence in enforcement agencies under the ministry,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after officiating the ‘Realisasi Aspirasi Kesejahteraan Komuniti’ squad roadshow programme organised by the National Anti-Drugs Agency in Kampung Darau, near here, today.

Azis said that in an effort to combat drugs in Sabah, his ministry had ordered the police and several other enforcement agencies including the Kota Kinabalu City Hall to demolish squatter houses found to shelter drug addicts.