Cops who collect Raya funds will pay the price


KUALA LUMPUR: Senior police officers including OCPDs found to be collecting funds for Hari Raya celebrations will be transferred immediately, warned Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

Labelling the behaviour as despicable, the Inspector-General of Police said immediate disciplinary action such as being transferred would be taken against those found culpable.

“I issued a warning previously but I received complaints from some men on the ground that it is still going on. I will not tolerate this,” he said.

“There is no need for the police to collect funds and hold fancy open house functions, especially if the money is from unscrupulous sources.”

Abdul Hamid was speaking after handing over road safety brochures to motorists at the Gombak toll plaza in conjunction with Hari Raya Op Selamat 15.

At the event Abdul Hamid also said that the police are closing in on Low Taek Jho, the controversial figure in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal and asked Malaysians to be patient.

“We know where he is and we will get him soon. It is only a matter of time,” he said.

On May 30, Abdul Hamid announced that Jho Low was expected to be held soon and brought back to the country to face justice but did not give details.