ACA probes senior cop for alleged misuse of power


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 10 Apr 2003

BY NELSON BENJAMIN

PETALING JAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) is investigating a senior police officer for allegedly misusing his powers. 

The officer, who is a Datuk, was quizzed by the ACA over “illegal gaming activities” in a state and a neighbouring country. 

The officer, who has held various commanding posts during his 30 years of service, is currently undergoing a month-long course. 

It is learnt that more senior police officers may be quizzed as investigations into the case progressed. 

ACA sources confirmed that the Datuk was under probe. They said the ACA had been “keeping an eye” on the man for some time and had seized some documents and a substantial amount of cash pertaining to the case. 

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai, when met at a private function, said he was not aware of ACA’s operation.  

“Such investigations are usually handled by the ACA,” he said, declining further comment. 

Several months ago, stern disciplinary action was taken against a Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Superintendent from the General Operations Force (GOF) for allegedly using police vehicles to smuggle and distribute rice in the country. 

The commanding officer of the GOF Brigade in Kuantan was reassigned to desk duties at the Federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, while the battalion commander was sacked.  

The Bukit Aman disciplinary unit is carrying out the investigation into the case.

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