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KUCHING, Aug 3: While Sarawak does require more police officers to be stationed here for crime prevention, no police officer under criminal investigation should be stationed here just to make up the numbers, asserts Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth chief Michael Tiang.
In a statement issued today, he stated that the nine police officers being investigated for extortion in Gombak, Selangor, should be suspended immediately and not transferred anywhere in Malaysia.
Tiang noted that while Sarawak welcomes the decision to transfer more police officers to the State for duty, transferring problematic officers here is completely unacceptable.
“Stop picking Sarawak as a new ground for problematic police personnel by transferring them here while they are clearly still under investigation for committing criminal acts. Why Sarawak?”
“In fact, these questionable police personnel should be suspended from duty immediately for further investigations without transferring them to anywhere in Malaysia,” he pointed out.
Tiang, who is also the Deputy Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government, emphasised that Sarawak deserves better than to be a target for problematic police personnel.
Earlier, it was reported that nine police officers who were being probed for extorting a businessman in Gombak, Selangor, were transferred to Sabah and Sarawak.
The officers, ranging from constables to sub-inspectors from the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department, were detained on Saturday (July 30). — DayakDaily