‘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.