Cold cases put to rest: Sibu disposes of old investigation papers

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  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Stanley (10th from left) before the disposal of the investigation paper at the Palm Oil Factory in Igan on Thursday (Jan 23)

SIBU: The Sibu district police headquarters (IPD) has disposed of the highest number of old criminal investigation papers among police stations nationwide.

The department on Thursday (Jan 23) morning disposed a total 14,147 papers at an oil palm plant in Igan near here, by using the factory's incinerator.

The old investigation papers, from 1979 to 1990, had been approved for disposal by the Sarawak Archives.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the number of investigation papers they had destroyed was the highest in the country.

This disposal method was also environmentally-friendly using combustion methods following advice from the Department of Environment.

“According to the National Archives, this was the largest disposal of old investigation papers in the country so far, ” he said.

ACP Stanley said the disposal of the investigation papers was made following the approval of the National Archives Record Disposal Committee meeting on Dec 12,2019 under Sections 25 and 26 of the National Archives Act 2003 (Act 629).

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