Problematic cops yet to report to Sarawak, PDRM to review their transfer following Sarawak govt’s call, public backlash

Wisma Bapa Malaysia

KUCHING, Aug 3: None of the nine problematic police officers have reported for duty in Sarawak so far while the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has agreed to review the transfer decision following the Sarawak government’s call and backlash from the general public and politicians today.

The Sarawak State Secretary’s Office, in a statement today, said that the Sarawak Police Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that none of the nine police officers under investigation for alleged involvement in an extortion case in Selangor have reported themselves to the Sarawak Police Contingent as of today.

“The Sarawak government welcomes efforts by PDRM to increase the number of police officers to further strengthen the security and ensure the well-being of the people in Sarawak.

“However, we hope that the PDRM will assign officers and personnel with high integrity and who are free from any criminal investigation,” the Office emphasised.

The Sarawak State Secretary’s Office added that PDRM has welcomed the Sarawak government’s call and revealed that the decision to transfer the police officers under investigation will be reviewed by the top leadership of the federal authority.

This statement comes after the recent announcement by Selangor deputy police chief S. Sasikala Devi that nine police officers under investigation for an alleged extortion case in Gombak, Selangor will be relocated to Sarawak and Sabah.

The news was met with outrage, especially from the public and politicians from Sarawak and Sabah with many calling on the federal police not to treat Sarawak and Sabah as a “dumping ground” for problematic cops.

The nine police officers, with ranks ranging from constable to sub-inspector, were arrested last Saturday (July 30) to assist in an investigation into an extortion case involving a businessman, believed to be related to drugs. — DayakDaily