Po­lice probe claim of cop in­volved in ex­tor­tion

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: Se­lan­gor po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­le­ga­tion that a po­lice sta­tion chief in Klang near here was in­volved in ex­tort­ing from crime syn­di­cates.

The probe was launched fol­low­ing a com­ment posted on the po­lice con­tin­gent’s Face­book page last month al­leg­ing that the of­fi­cer, an as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent, had asked for thou­sands of ring­git from en­ter­tain­ment out­lets and il­le­gal bet­ting syn­di­cates.

Se­lan­gor po­lice chief Datuk Ma­zlan Man­sor said po­lice viewed such al­le­ga­tions se­ri­ously and that they would not tol­er­ate mis­con­duct and of­fences com­mit­ted by any mem­ber of the force.

“Re­fer­ring to an al­le­ga­tion that went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia on Aug 9 (Wed­nes­day), which claimed that a po­lice of­fi­cer had been ex­tort­ing money in ex­change for pro­tec­tion of il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties, po­lice are look­ing se­ri­ously at the mat­ter.

“A thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be car­ried out.

“The po­lice will not pro­tect any­one who com­mits crime,” he said in a state­ment re­leased by the state po­lice head­quar­ters yes­ter­day.

Ma­zlan said the probe was to as­cer­tain the au­then­tic­ity of the claim.

He said should the probe find that the al­le­ga­tions were base­less and made with an agenda to tar­nish the im­age of the of­fi­cer and po­lice, ac­tion would be taken against the cul­prit.

A screen­shot of the Face­book post, made by so­cial me­dia user “Trinh Trinh”, was at­tached to the state­ment.

The Face­book post ac­cused the po­lice of­fi­cer, who is al­legedly the chief of a po­lice sta­tion in Klang, of ask­ing syn­di­cates to pay thou­sands of ring­git ev­ery month to him, fail­ing which cops would raid their premises.

Datuk Ma­zlan Man­sor

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