MACC officer lodges counter-report over alleged assault on three cops

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  • Monday, 30 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: A report has been lodged by a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer claiming that allegations of assault by three police personnel are false, says Latheefa Koya.

The MACC chief commissioner said she was aware of an earlier report lodged by the police trio, who claimed that the MACC officer had assaulted them at the Selangor MACC office in Shah Alam recently.

“MACC will render its full cooperation with the ongoing police investigation into these reports, ” she said in a statement Monday (Dec 30).

Latheefa said she has zero tolerance of custodial abuse of any kind.

“All allegations of custodial abuse will be treated seriously and full cooperation will be given to investigating bodies.

“The MACC has put in a strict standard operating procedure (SOP) governing the arrest and detention of suspects, ” she added.

In the case of the policemen who made the complaint, Latheefa said they were being investigated by the MACC for alleged extortion from suspected drug abusers.

“The investigation is part of the increased operations by Selangor MACC into alleged extortion activities involving police personnel, ” Latheefa said.

The three policemen alleged that a MACC officer hit them when they were at the Selangor MACC office in Shah Alam recently to give their statements.

The three personnel aged 24,25, and 26, from the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division, Sungai Buloh district police headquarters, were at the office to assist investigations into a case.

However, they claimed they were punched, slapped and kicked by the MACC officer when their statements were being recorded in a room on Dec 24 and 26.

The trio subsequently lodged a police report against the MACC officer on Dec 27.

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