60 GOF officers turned down bribes totalling RM163,000 throughout 2019

Mazlan (centre), Director of Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department, Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani(left) and Sarawak Police Commissioner, Datuk Aidi Ismail (Right) sitting together during the press conference.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, July 24: A total of RM163,000 in bribes were rejected by 60 officers from General Operations Force (GOF) Sarawak in 2019, said Deputy-Inspector General of Police Datuk Pahlawan Mazlan Mansor, who praised them for their stand against corruption.

“They had rejected the bribery when they were on duty and it had protected the image of the police,” he added.

Mazlan lauded them for their spirit of integrity, and hoped others would follow in their footsteps and avoid giving in to bribery.

“Ten high-rank officers and 50 GOF members had received the letter of appreciation during the ceremony,” Mazlan said.

Meanwhile, Mazlan said that the purpose of this current visit to Sarawak is to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak.

“Police together with other authorities will continue to act decisively to control the spread of Covid-19,” Mazlan added, advising members of the public to remain vigilant against the spread of Covid-19 and practice SOP.—DayakDaily