PUTRAJAYA, June 4 — Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said that the Home Ministry is investigating the source of a report claiming that 80 per cent of Malaysian border officials are corrupt.
He said the leak should not have happened as not even the police have been able to confirm the percentage of corrupt officials manning the country’s borders.
“We are tracing the person who had confirmed the report. Although I know the reporter who had gotten the information, this shouldn’t happen because even PDRM couldn’t confirm the percentage,” Zahid told reporters today after his ministry’s monthly gathering here.
Ex-chief justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah says death in custody happens where there is little focus on respecting the rule of law or the sanctity of human life. ― File pic
Former Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah’s remarks about the police force during a forum recently was “off the mark”, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
In a statement rebutting Dzaiddin, Khalid insisted that there were more good cops rather than bad cops in the country, and said there were many who would be “willing to give their lives to the nation”.
“To charge us with practicing the unwritten rule of the blue wall of silence in protecting our own kind is preposterous,” Khalid said.
Dzaiddin said in a forum recently that the police’s indifference to the rule of law was the cause of deaths in custody in Malaysia.
Dzaiddin also presided over a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Police Reform in 2004, which recommended the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), one that has not been followed by the police to date.
Operasi menggali kubur besar dan mengeluarkan mayat di Wang Kelian, Perlis dijangka selesai sebelum Rabu, kata Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 4 Jun, 2015.
Thailand setuju pasukan forensik dan keselamatan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) menggunakan laluan di Satun, Thailand bagi menuju ke kubur besar Wang Kelian, Perlis.
Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar berkata, pasukan mereka akan menjalankan operasi penggalian kubur untuk mengeluarkan semua mayat dan ia dijangka selesai sebelum Rabu depan.
“Mulai hari ini pasukan kita akan masuk menggunakan 8 kenderaan untuk menjalankan operasi menggali kubur mengeluarkan jasad dan kita jangka selesai sebelum Rabu. Kita harap dapat selesaikan semua itu,” katanya pada sidang media di Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol), Kuala Lumpur.
Dalam perkembangan lain, Khalid tidak menolak kemungkinan individu dikenal pasti sebagai “Yassin” yang disyaki merupakan ejen sindiket pemerdagangan manusia di kawasan hutan Wang Kelian mempunyai hubung kait dengan warga tempatan. Read more →
A policeman carries plastic bags containing human remains exhumed from graves dug around human trafficking camps near to Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Perlis. The skeletal remains of 99 victims of human trafficking have been found. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, June 7, 2015.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Work on digging up the 91 graves in the second phase of the operations in the Mata Ayer Forest Reserve, Lubuk Sireh, Perlis, which began today, is expected to be completed by Wednesday.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said eight vehicles carrying the forensic and security teams of the police force had entered the area to carry out the operations.
“God willing, we expect the operations to be completed before next Wednesday,” he told reporters after attending the annual general meeting of the PDRM Welfare and Sports Club (KKS PDRM) 2015. Read more →
SUBANG JAYA: Police will probe the revelation by Special Branch that more than 80% of enforcement officers at the border are corrupt, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar.
“Now that this has been uncovered, swift action must be taken by Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standards Compliance Department,” he said after attending an awards presentation ceremony at a hotel here yesterday.
Noting that what happened in Perlis was considered a wake-up call for all agencies involved in securing the country’s border, Dr Wan Junaidi said the Home Ministry would also investigate the matter. Read more →