Lack of supervision a key factor in police misconduct - Ayob Khan
Ayob said if this issue can be addressed, there will be fewer such cases.
KUALA LUMPUR - Lack of supervision over police officers and personnel is among the reasons why some of them are are involved in various misconduct, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said.
He said if this issue can be addressed, there will be fewer such cases.
"InsyaAllah, these cases will reduce. Supervision and acting without compromise is important, as this will restrain them (police officers and personnel) from misconduct.
"For example, two per cent from the police force are involved in misconduct while the remainder 98 per cent are okay, but although the percentage is minimal, they are the ones who tarnish the image of the Royal Malaysia Police generally.
"If there is sufficient evidence, we will arrest and immediately charge them in court,” he told a special press conference here today.
He was asked to respond to recent incidents where members of the police force had been implicated in cases of drug possesion, rape, extortion and threats against the public.
Ayob Khan said PDRM will not compromise with the involvement of police officers and personnel in any misconduct.
On whether there is a need to finetune recruitment standard operating procedures (SOP) of police officers and personnel, he said the current SOP had no issues.
"Before joining (the police force), they seem to be okay, it could be that the environment after joining and challenges faced led them to taking the wrong path,” - BERNAMA