IGP: Anti-corruption plan aims to gain trust, credibility


KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police Anti-Corruption Plan (PAPDRM) will chart the right path for the police force towards regaining the people's trust in its credibility as the nation's main law enforcement agency, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police said he hoped that the plan will also preserve the police force's image and also be the guide for all officers and personnel in giving the best service to the people.

"The police force have never compromised in taking action against its members who are involved in corruption, infringement of regulations or the law.

"In fact, strict actions, including termination of service based on Regulation 49 of the Public Officer Regulations 1993, have been taken against those involved in crimes, corruption as well as serious and habitual misconduct.

"The PDRM Anti-Corruption Plan is a testament of the police force's commitment in curbing corruption and practicing transparency, responsibility and integrity in delivering service to the people," he said in his speech before launching the PAPDRM book at Bukit Aman, which was telecast on Facebook live on Thursday (Nov 26).

It cannot be denied that the police are not only facing negative perception from society but in reality, the force's image have been besmirched following the arrests of personnel and officers for drug and criminal offences, as well as corruption, he added.

"It saddens me to see that the police force as a whole was ridiculed by society due to the actions of certain personnel and officers who are selfish and are without dignity.

"However, the anti-corruption plan, which spans until 2024, will be the game changer towards improving the police force's service and image," he said.

The country's top cop said the plan, which is based on six thrusts, will emphasise on strengthening integrity and eradicating corruption and instilling good governance within the force to ensure optimum service by the police to the people.

"The first thrust is human resource management, which entails providing the right officers and personnel to the force, starting from the recruitment of right candidates, training and career development.

“The next thrust is security intelligence – where the police are tasked with collecting security intelligence as preparation for any situation – followed by law enforcement, which is the main task of ensuring people’s safety and security.

"The other trusts are enforcement of law and order, which is bonded with investigation and prosecution. The next thrust is maintaining public order and harmony," he said.

The last thrust is financial management and procurement, he added.

"We want to ensure that the police are provided with sufficient funding and appropriate logistical needs," he said.

Meanwhile, National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, who attended the event, congratulated Abdul Hamid and the police force for establishing a very comprehensive anti-corruption plan.

"The plan is a statement of intent, but the implementation is important.

"The most important thing is to constantly review its implementation," he said.

The IGP also presented all Bukit Aman department directors and their representatives with the PAPDRM books.

Among others present were Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, Deputy IGP Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya.

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