Former Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah says the growing number of rogue cops in Royal Malaysia Police was alarming and there is a need to review the Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC). The government must also ensure welfare and salary of policemen in the country are taken care of.
In the last few days and months, police officers have been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons – from allegations of rape to graft. It is time the force truly commits itself to restoring public confidence in the ‘thin blue line’.
The strategic collaboration forged in 2022 between the Royal Malaysia Police and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, continues to evolve with an RM1.2 million contribution by the force for research and development in the fight against new psychoactive substances.
When law enforcement restricts media access to information or events without proper justification, it can create a perception of opacity and hinder the media’s ability to report accurately and fulfil its role as a watchdog, writes criminologist Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy.
Royal Malaysia Police, in collaboration with Australian Federal Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation, cripples an international phishing service, first exposed by OSINT Fans in 2020. A 36-year-old Malaysian, based in Sabah, believed to be the mastermind, has been detained.
Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, an honorary associate professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, examines the need for the Prevention of Crime Act in Malaysia following calls for it to be reinstated after relevant amendments are made in Parliament.
There are those who wonder why Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director, Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain’s damning speech during a ‘closed-door’ meeting with senior police officials, was made public on the Royal Malaysia Police social media page, and if the force will finally walk the talk.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani signals that days of press statements being the primary mode of communication between police and media were over. He adds the authorities cannot afford to keep quiet as it can lead to speculation by the public.
Criminologist Associate Professor (Honorary) Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy describes the alleged rape of a 16-year-old by a police inspector investigating an earlier assault involving the victim, as “horrific”, adds that the outcome of wrongdoings by police personnel must be made public.
Criminologist, Associate Professor (Honorary) Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, says police have four steps and a time frame to follow after a person lodges a report.
Royal Malaysia Police say the roadblocks are part of its posture of stepping up its ‘omnipresence’ and readiness in dealing with any eventuality.
Former KL police chief and FA of Malaysia general secretary Datuk Dell Akhbar Khan calls on stakeholders, especially the FA of Malaysia (FAM) and police, to carry out simulation exercises as the world continues to mourn Indonesia’s tragic football stadium crush.
Malaysia has recorded 19 cases of custodial deaths this year. Royal Malaysia Police held a meeting with Human Rights Commission of Malaysia yesterday and will collaborate with other agencies to eliminate such incidents.