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Tuesday October 22, 2013 MYT 9:34:03 PM
by martin carvalho
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
KUALA LUMPUR: Some of the 44 police guns that went missing as highlighted in the Auditor-General's Report 2012 could have been lost in the toilet.
This was one of the five reasons given by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on how the guns were lost.
"Based on the recent Auditor-General's Report, 44 firearms were lost between 2010 and 2012. Of this, seven were recovered," he said in a written reply to a question by Tian Chua (PKR-Batu) in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday.
He added five circumstances how guns could have been lost.
"The guns were left in the car which was broken into, police personnel being mugged or having it snatched, accidentally dropping it while on duty, losing it in the toilet and losing it in the office," he said.
As to the value of the missing guns, Zahid said its costs varied according to the make and country of origin.
He added that an investigation committee had been set up by the police to investigate before any appropriate action is taken.
"If there is evidence of negligence, the police personnel responsible can be penalised with a surcharge or disciplinary action, or both," he said.
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