Every move you make is ‘closely scrutinised’, policemen told

Ng (right) presenting achievement awards to his personnel during the Kuching District Police monthly assembly at its headquarters near Simpang Tiga. Kuching.

KUCHING, August 30: Police personnel attached to Kuching District were today reminded to be careful with what they do both on and off duty as the public are watching their every move and any misstep could go viral on social media in an instant.

“Do watch what you do at all time so that we can earn the trust of the public, which we are tasked to look after. Not just your behaviour but also your appearance, meaning your physical health and appearance,” said Kuching District police chief ACP Ng Ah Lek.

Speaking at the monthly assembly at its headquarters here this morning, Ng also reminded his men not to get involved in illicit activities such as gambling and bribery as they could create negative public perceptions of the police force.

He stressed that they must always carry out their duties with integrity and discipline as well as reach out to the community to assure them that the police would always be there to ensure their safety.

Meanwhile, when meeting the press after the assembly, Ng said his men arrested eight individuals for various offences during ‘Ops Samseng Jalanan’, which was launched on Aug 1. Six were collared for reckless riding of motorcycles under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, while two were nabbed for possession of illegal drugs.

ACP Ng Ah Lek

“The suspects have been interrogated and released on police bail while further investigations are ongoing,” he said.

In all, 36 operations and 1,110 summonses were issued for various traffic offences during the operation that ended on Aug 20. A total of 1,313 vehicles were also seized, including 40 motorcycles, for offences under Section 60(1) Road Transport Act 1987.

“The main objective of this operation is to deter bad traffic behaviour among motorcyclists, like dangerous riding and illegal racing. Apart from random roadblocks, we also acted on complaints and reports by other road users and the public,” said Ng. — DayakDaily