‘Pub­lic can drive into po­lice sta­tions’


KUALA LUMPUR: Po­lice have de­nied that the pub­lic are dis­al­lowed from driv­ing into a po­lice sta­tion in times of dis­tress.

“It is not wrong for the pub­lic or a civil­ian to drive into a po­lice sta­tion and we have not re­ceived any direc­tive pro­hibit­ing this,” Cheras dis­trict po­lice chief ACP Ab­dul Ghani Mo­hamad Ji told theSun.

He was com­ment­ing on an in­ci­dent on Mon­day where a woman had claimed she was barred from en­ter­ing the Alam Da­mai po­lice sta­tion af­ter al­legedly be­ing trailed by a motorist.

Ko­gee Sin­niah ( pix), said she was ha­rassed by the motorist, and al­leged po­lice were un­help­ful when she tried to seek pro­tec­tion at the Alam Da­mai po­lice sta­tion.

Ko­gee took her plight to so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day by post­ing two videos.

In one of the videos, the woman said she was head­ing home when she came to a road be­ing re­paired in Alam Da­mai. As there was a bot­tle­neck, she ad­mit­ted that she might have un­in­ten­tion­ally swerved into the path of the other car.

When she stopped at a traf­fic light junc­tion later, the driver over­took her and swerved in to blocked her lane.

Fear­ing for her safety, she called the po­lice and said she planned to drive to a po­lice sta­tion. The driver then be­gan trail­ing her.

How­ever, when she ar­rived at the sta­tion, she was barred from driv­ing in.

She said the motorist also showed up out­side the sta­tion and a po­lice­man went to talk to the driver.

The motorist then drove off.

At a press con­fer­ence later last night, city po­lice chief Comm Datuk Seri Ma­zlan Lazim said three lo­cal men have been de­tained over the in­ci­dent.

He said the case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der the Pe­nal Code for crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion.

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