IPCMC can keep policemen on their toes — GOF commander

(Back row) Khaw (middle), flanked by Tan (on Khaw’s left) and Uchong, posing for a group photo with the appreciation-certificate recipients during the GOF Miri Battalion 12 monthly assembly.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Oct 16: Sarawak General Operations Force (GOF) commander SAC Dato Khaw Kok Chin said he believed the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) could become a good supervisory body to ensure integrity in the police force is upheld at all times.

He told his men that the commision was meant to help monitor the police force.

Speaking at the GOF Miri Battalion 12 monthly assembly here today, he urged all GOF personnel to discharge their duties with integrity and excellence.

He highlighted that law enforcement had become increasingly complex and challenging. In addition, the public’s expectations of the police had become increasingly demanding.

But an excellent working culture is necessary as the country hoped to have ‘world class policing’.

Meanwhile, GOF Miri Battalion 12 commanding officer Supt Tan Hiap Seng said his battalion had placed 40 assets and 26 personnel on standby for relief missions that might arise due to the year-end ‘landas’ (rainy) nseason.

“We are on standby mode. Any time our services are needed, we will move (mobilise our men and logistics),” he said.

Forty-one GOF personnel and civilians, including three journalists, received appreciation certificates at the assembly. The journalists are Margaret Ringgit (The New Sarawak Tribune), Mardhati Yahya (RTM Miri) and Chu Chat San (Sin Chew Daily News Miri).

Also present was Miri GOF deputy commanding officer DSP Uchong Sigan. — DayakDaily