ALOR SETAR: There was a disturbance at a shopping mall here and a police team was quickly despatched to the premises – they found a police inspector clad in only his underpants inside a women’s toilet.
The 32-year-old officer was caught in the fourth floor washroom at about 12.30am on Monday.
A video of an angry woman reprimanding the man over his presence inside the toilet has since gone viral. The man could be heard telling the woman that he was a pondan (transvestite) while flashing his authority card.
State Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Asri Yusoff confirmed the inspector’s arrest on the Kedah police’s Facebook page.
“A patrol car and the Motorcycle Patrol Unit from Kota Setar went to the mall to carry out an investigation after we received a report of a disturbance,” Comm Asri said yesterday.
“Upon arriving, they detained a man without shirt and clad only in boxers inside the women’s toilet.
“We seized a dark brown bag with an identification card and a police authority card.
“There was also a transparent plastic bag containing 0.62gm of syabu.”
Comm Asri said the suspect had been remanded for seven days under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952.
His urine tested positive for methamphetamine.
“The suspect is single, has had previous disciplinary problems and is from Kuching,” Comm Asri said, adding that the man joined the force in 2005 as a CID investigating officer in Kuala Muda.
Prior to his arrest, he was based at the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department.