Wednesday, March 26, 2008


DCP: No cop in Sabah held for graft


No police personnel or officer has been arrested or charged with corruption in Sabah since July last year, said State Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Ab Razak Ab Ghani. “To the best of my knowledge, since I became the State DCP in July, no personnel or officer in Sabah has been arrested for corruption,” he said during a press conference in conjunction with the police parade and blood donation drive at the Kepayan Police Headquarters here yesterday. However, he reminded police members not to take bribe or involve in any other illegal and unethical activities that may jeopardize the image of their Department. Ab Razak said the police must also ensure quality in their services and be professional when upholding the law or dealing with the people. He pointed out that everyone is now aware of their rights and expects nothing less than a good service from the police. In order to keep the police force relevant, he said every police member must play their part and deliver their duties to the best level. To another question, Ab Razak without going into details, said police had investigated and forwarded to the Anti- Corruption Agency some alleged corruption cases in connection with the recently concluded general election. On the current hot topic of opposition parties buying Government elected representatives, he said police would be monitoring any unlawful activities and would channel information to the ACA should corruption take place. However, he said all information or tip off channelled to the police would be thoroughly scrutinized to avoid false allegation that could cause unnecessary inconveniences to anyone.