Errant cops warned of stern action


BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop has warned errant policemen that stern action would be meted out if they committed wrong-doings.

Policemen, as public servants, should show good example to the public, he said.

He was commenting on a claim by a solid waste disposal company employee that he was assaulted by the police while cleaning an area in a housing estate in Kodiang about 11.30am last Saturday.

At that juncture, Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Noor, 23, alleged that he had advised a man, in his 40s, not to litter the area but to use a nearby bin.

He said that in a quarrel that ensued, the other man became angry and threatened to shoot
him before leaving the premises.

Mohd Ridzuan claimed that subsequently, the man returned with five men and assaulted him.

He was then handcuffed and placed at the Kodiang police station lock-up.

Upon his release from police custody about 30 minutes later, Mohd Ridzuan lodged a report at Kubang Pasu police station.

In another development, Abu Seman said Malaysia and Thailand enjoyed good bilateral relations whereby issues involving the countries were solved in the spirit of neighbourhood.

He said representatives from the two countries also met often to discuss matters of bilateral interest.

“Relations between members of our security forces and their Thai colleagues are also good,” he told reporters during a visit to the border areas here yesterday.

He was accompanied by Border Security Division secretary and Anti-Smuggling Unit director-general Datuk Ab Rahim Ismail.

He said efforts would be made to improve infrastructure facilities to upgrade security in the border areas. — Bernama