Kuching District police officer suspended amid MACC investigation

Ahsmon addressing the pledge ceremony in conjunction with IPD Kuching monthly assembly at IPD Kuching Headquarters on Jan 16, 2024. Photo credit: TVS

KUCHING, Jan 17: A police officer stationed at Kuching District Police Headquarters (IPD) has been suspended due to his involvement in an investigation conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Kuching District Police Chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah disclosed that the officer in question was among the 25 IPD police officers facing disciplinary action for various offences, including corruption, drug abuse, and syariah-related offences.

“Out of the four members under investigation, three have been dismissed, and one has been placed on suspension,” he said in a news report by TVS yesterday (Jan 16).

He highlighted these developments during a press conference after a pledging ceremony to drug-free, corruption-free and Official Act-abiding held in conjunction with the IPD Kuching monthly assembly at its headquarters.

Ahsmon further revealed that a total of 133 members have been directed to participate in a rehabilitation intervention programme after being found in breach of discipline and rules outlined in the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) service.

“I hope that moving forward, no more police officers will be entangled in disciplinary issues as we strive to deliver the best possible service to the community,” Ahsmon was quoted, before expressing a desire for a cleaner image for the police force. — DayakDaily