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BATU PAHAT: Several police chiefs in Johor will be moved to other states in a move to strengthen the force, says Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He said the reshuffle would also involve other senior officials as the ministry believed the move would prevent the officers from staying too long in certain places.
“The ministry is discussing with the relevant agencies on the matter and we hope to start the exercise soon.
“This is part of the Government’s response to the people’s views and opinions from the NGOs who had called for the capabilities of the police force to be strengthened,” he said after closing the Civil Defence University Corps passing-out parade at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia here yesterday.
Wan Junaidi said the police had done a good job in combating crime and that only a few bad apples had tarnished the force’s image.
“We hope the public will continue their close cooperation with the police as combating crime needs the help of all sides.”
On a separate matter, Wan Junaidi concurred with Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who had called for the resignation of Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waythamoorthy.
Waythamoorthy had earlier criticised the killings of five people suspected to be hardcore criminals in Penang by the police recently.
Wan Junaidi said the police were facing a life or death situation when the officers wanted to apprehend the suspects.
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