‘Melaka police will cooperate’
MELAKA: State police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said yesterday he would give his full cooperation in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into an alleged protection racket run by several police officers.
“We have no intention of interfering with MACC’s investigations because we respect MACC’s professionalism. I am comfortable with and proud of MACC,” he said.
Jalil said MACC always met him beforehand and asked for his permission to conduct investigations.
“On matters related to integrity, Melaka police are open (to investigations) and work closely with MACC,” he said.
Jalil commenting on the arrests of several police officers on Tuesday in connection with the protection racket. The policemen are alleged to have collected money from illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in exchange for protection from police action. Six policemen — two district police chiefs, two assistant superintendents and two inspectors — and three other men have been arrested, with MACC officers saying they have not ruled out making more arrests soon.
Jalil said this at the Police Administrative and Civil Servants Union’s 50th annual general meeting here yesterday.
In Balik Pulau, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Arpah Abdul Razak said the commission was open to adopting various methods and new technologies to detect corruption among civil servants. She said this could include the use of polygraph tests.
“We at PSC are willing to give our full cooperation in using any means possible (to fight graft),” she said after launching the PSC volunteer team at Kem Bina Negara. Additional reporting by Siti Nursuraya Ali
Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan