Two police officers remanded for alleged corruption

Source: The Malaysian Insight

TWO policemen have been remanded for four days, ending Tuesday, to help investigations into a case where they were alleged to have demanded and received a RM3,500 bribe.

Special Remand Court assistant Registrar Nur Haryatie Mohd Saini issued the remand orders for the inspector and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) allowing an application by Negri Sembilan Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer Riduan Kadri.

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Wang Kelian case a test of police integrity, says Paul Low

Source: the Malaysian Insight

POLICE must start an internal investigation into the alleged cover-up of mass killings and human trafficking along the Perlis-Thai border in 2015 to restore public confidence, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low.

Low, who is in charge of governance, integrity and human rights, told The Malaysian Insight the cabinet discussed it in its weekly meeting yesterday and will get to the bottom of it.

“Such incidents shouldn’t have had happened. They undermine public trust and confidence in the police as an institution responsible for the protection of citizens and non-citizens in the country.

“The police themselves must launch their own investigation. Who is involved? Were the officers and syndicates working together? Why are there discrepancies in (the police’s internal reports)?” he said. Read more

LFL calls for RCI on mass graves after NST report of police cover-ups

Source: Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: The government must form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following a report by the New Straits Times (NST) today claiming massive cover-ups by police on the discovery of mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, two years ago, rights lawyers say.

“This extensive NST report confirms the long-held suspicion of local authorities’ collusion, and most damning of all, the subsequent whitewash investigation and perfunctory prosecution of a few foreigners,” Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said in a statement.

“In light of the exposé, serious questions must be asked as to why there was such an extensive cover-up and who the authorities were trying to protect.” Read more

IGP Fuzi says committed to tackling custodial deaths, police corruption

Source: The Malay Mail Online 

New IGP Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun speaks to reporters in Pulapol, Kuala Lumpur September 04, 2017.Pic by The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has given his commitment to look into issues relating to deaths in police custody and corruption in the force, according to news portal Malaysiakini.

“Yes, definitely. I will look into them seriously,” he was quoted saying at an event in Cyberjaya this evening.

“You have to be fair to me, this is my second day in office. I will be looking into all areas. I’m fully aware of the demands. We are definitely looking forward to doing whatever necessary to clear whatever issues people on the streets have. I will be proactive on all these issues.

“You have to give me time on this, not so long. I will spell out my priorities,” the former Special Branch chief reportedly said.  Read more