KUCHING: New Sarawak Commissioner of Police acting DCP Mohmad Salleh has pledged to continue the crackdown on gangsterism in the state.
"To me, there should be zero tolerance towards gangsterism. I see it as a serious problem and we will tackle it fully," he told a press conference after officially taking up his post at state police headquarters on Monday.
He pointed out that the anti-gangsterism Ops Cantas Kenyalang, which was launched in the state early this year, was an ongoing operation and police would continue to identify and take action against anyone involved in gangsterism.
He also urged the public to come forward if they had information on gangster-related activities.
"I hope the public will not just talk behind our backs but will come to see us. They can even meet me personally. My number is 019-6000 148," he added.
Earlier Mohmad described his new post as a challenging task as Sarawak has the biggest police contingent with 27 districts statewide.
"I'm confident that with the cooperation and support of the various department heads and OCPDs, we will be able to work together to carry out our duties," he said.
Previously the deputy police chief in Selangor, Mohmad took over as the 18th Sarawak Commissioner of Police from DCP Datuk Talib Jamal, who retired from the force in October.