JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will not compromise with any of its personnel or officers who have been found to be involved in illegal activities.
MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Mohd Zubil Mat Som (pic) has warned all MMEA personnel that immediate and stern action will be taken against those found to be involved in criminal activities, including assisting in the entry of illegal immigrants.
"We will not compromise with any members of the MMEA who are in cahoots with skippers who are bringing in illegal immigrants or are involved in other illegal activities, including the smuggling of drugs.
He said this at a press conference on Monday (July 27) after witnessing the handing-over of duties ceremony between outgoing Johor MMEA director First Admiral Aminuddin Abdul Rashid and incoming state MMEA director First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria.
"At the moment, we have not received any reports of such involvement but we will keep a close eye on this and our intelligence will be on the look-out for such cases," he said, adding that the public could also report such cases if they come across them.
He added that the MMEA would interrogate its own personnel and officers if they received any information on their involvement in such activities.
"Even if it is just hearsay, we will call out the person in question and interrogate them as an early measure before investigating further and taking action," he said, adding that MMEA takes the issue seriously.
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