KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman police have begun investigations into a video recording of seven policemen from the Muar police district in Johor allegedly entertaining themselves with a gambling den "boss" at a karaoke lounge.
It is understood that one of the policemen is an inspector from the Pagoh police station. The video — featuring the inspector, a corporal, four lance corporals, and a detective corporal — went viral on social media on Sunday evening.
The lance corporal and detective corporal are attached to the Secret Society, Gaming and Vice Division (D7) while the corporal and three lance corporals are from a task force.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said he was waiting for a full report from Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader on the video recording.
"A thorough investigation will be conducted and action will be taken if the policemen have breached the law," he said when contacted by Bernama on Sunday night.
He said he had also directed the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department to investigate and scrutinise the validity of the matter.
The eight-second video went viral after it was uploaded on Facebook with the title "Police personnel entertaining themselves at nightclub with gambling 'taukeh'".
Meanwhile, Mohd Khalil has ordered the seven policemen to be transferred out until the investigations are concluded. - Bernama