No officer is above the law, says Hishammuddin

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  • Sunday, 03 Oct 2010

KUALA TERENGGANU: No officer, even those holding high positions, can place themselves above the law, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said Sunday.

“No one can be exempted from facing the law for misconduct, as we are firm and consistent in all cases. We will not allow them to tarnish the image of those who are really committed and honest in carrying out their responsibilities under their respective agency,” he said.

Hishammuddin said that when commenting on the arrests of Immigration officers at the country’s entry/exit checkpoints by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged involvement in corruption.

He said the wrongdoings of some rogue officers had smeared the integrity and reputations of government agencies.

“I do not want to see this things being repeated. I want serious actions taken against the culprits. If necessary charge them in court,” he added.

On another matter, Hishamuddin said the Attorney-General is currently assessing the posting of articles, videos and comments containing racist elements in the cyberspace.

The AG, he said, was studying whether action could be initiated against those responsible for the postings.

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