Decision to transfer “problematic” cops to Sabah unwise, inappropriate – Zaki

TAWAU: The decision to transfer police officers, who are being investigated for extortion in Selangor to Sabah and Sarawak, has been described as unwise and inappropriate.

According to the Adviser of the Sabah Drug and Crime Prevention Organisation, Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto, such an approach is nothing more than ‘transferring problems’ to other states.

“They should have been suspended or given ‘inactive’ duty during the investigation, instead of being posted to Sabah and Sarawak.

“This is because Sabah and Sarawak..not ‘dumping ground’ that have to accept problematic police officers to serve in the two states,” he said in a statement.

Zaki said this when asked to comment on the statement by Selangor Deputy Chief of Police,p Datuk S Sasikala Devi on the matter.

“We do not intend to interfere in internal affairs of PDRM but we want a different approach to be applied because transfering them to Sabah and Sarawak will not solve the problem,” said Zaki who is also a former police officer.

It was reported on Tuesday that nine police officers who were being probed for extorting a businessman in Gombak, Selangor, were transferred to Sabah and Sarawak.

The officers, ranging from constables to sub-inspectors from the narcotics crime investigation department, were detained on Friday.

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