Ex-IGP Khalid suggests pastor’s captors learnt from ‘movies’

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The well-executed abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh may have been inspired by “movies”, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today.

Testifying before the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) about Koh and other missing activists, the former inspector-general of police was asked about the video of the incident.

“Can see in the movies every day. Can learn from the movies,” he was quoted as saying by The Star Online.

When asked if the incident appeared to be a professional operation, Khalid said it was possible.

Koh was abducted in broad daylight on a public road in Petaling Jaya on February 13 by a group of masked people, with his kidnapping captured by surveillance cameras. Read more

Should we decentralise PDRM?– Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Source: The Star Online

BY WAN SAIFUL WAN JAN

OVER the years, several organisations and analysts, especially those from civil society, have argued that our Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has too much power with very little check and balance.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan – The Star Online file pic

Some of these comments are simply attempts to politicise the situation. They complain when the police act against them, but are silent when the actions are against those on the opposite side.

For example, when the police take action under the Sedition Act on those who are on their side, then the police are accused of being unfair. But when the same Act is used by the police against those whose views they disagree with, their reaction would be different.

As the body is tasked with implementing the law, these criticisms are unavoidable. The police force is bound to be criticised, or praised, by one side or the other. It is a reality of life that no one can please everyone all the time.

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Deputy IGP: Police crack down on secret societies regardless of race

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Police will continue its crackdown on secret society activities through the special operation, ‘Op Cantas Khas’, irrespective of the gang members’ race, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

He said police were now focusing on eradicating all notorious activities related to secret societies such as loan shark syndicates, prostitution, violence and extortion.

“Coincidentally, the current operation (Op Cantas Khas) involves mostly Indian gang members who oppress other innocent Indians. However, I want to explain here that we are not only going after Indian gangsters, but also Chinese and Malay gangsters.

“We will conduct ‘Op Cantas Khas’ several times. Currently, there are gang members who are still hiding (in the country) while some have fled overseas. We will collaborate with the Immigration Department to find out when they will return to Malaysia so that we can take action,” he told reporters after the Royal Malaysian Police ‘Persada Inovasi’ 2017 event at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol), here, today. Read more

No basis for Zahid’s best police in Asean comment, say lawyers

Source: FMT News 

PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyers have expressed their disbelief over Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement yesterday, that an international body had rated the Malaysian police force as the best in Asean.

“Can Zahid tell us which so-called international body said this? (It’s) quite hard to believe,” lawyer Latheefa Koya said in a text message to FMT today.

Zahid, who is also the home minister, did not name the international body which had given the rating, or furnish any other details to back the statement he made at the “Addressing Perception on Safety and Security” forum yesterday. Read more

Zahid says Malaysian police rated best in Asean

Source: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Police Department has been rated the best in Asean by an international body, according to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid, who is also deputy prime minister, did not name the international body which had given the rating, or furnish any other details, The Star reported.

However, he expressed displeasure that despite such recognition, and the reduction in the crime index by some 47%, there was still negative public perception towards the police.

“The Royal Malaysian Police, according to the ratings is acknowledged as the best police in Asean. Read more