In December alone, Malaysians were shocked to hear two police officers ranking Constable and Lance Corporal were arrested for allegedly having forced-oral sex, molesting and forcing a couple to have sex while recording them. Meanwhile, nine police officers were caught smuggling drugs into a detention centre.
As the year is coming to an end, it seems like there are more cases of corrupt cops and that no one is above the law.
According to The Sun Daily, over the past three weeks, eight policemen were arrested in separate cases for committing crimes, drug running and misconduct.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Commissioner Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said today that two policemen were held on 25 Nov for allegedly extorting RM1,000 from a motorist after accusing him of pimping foreign women.
In another case on 7 Dec, three policemen, aged between 31 and 35, were arrested after they extorted RM10,000 from two men.
Saiful said the incident occurred after a short chase between the patrolmen and a car at Jalan Imbi. He said two of four men in the car fled after the car pulled over and the other two were briefly held by the policemen until they were paid off.
Saiful noted that the case came to light after a video of the alleged offence was sent to Dang Wangi police and the three patrolmen were promptly traced and arrested.
In a separate case on 8 Dec, two policemen were among four suspects aged between 29 and 48 who were arrested in a hotel room in Brickfields for drug dealing.
Saiful said apart from seizing various drugs from them, police also found a bag belonging to a civilian that contained a pistol. He mentioned that both the policemen and the civilians tested positive for drug abuse.
Saiful said police also took action against another policeman who was absent from duty without official leave for 24 days in a row.
“We will not compromise and will take stern action against police personnel who are wayward and break the law,” he urged.