‘Move will preserve police image’

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have launched an anti-corruption plan to preserve the force’s image and as a guide for all officers and personnel in giving the best service to the people, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

He added 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.

He said the police force has always ensured that its members reject corruption.

Strict action, including termination of service based on Regulation 49 of the Public Officer Regulations 1993, has been taken against those involved in crimes, corruption as well as serious and habitual misconduct, he added.

“The PDRM Anti-Corruption Plan is a testament to the police force’s commitment in curbing corruption and practising transparency, responsibility and integrity in delivering service to the people, ” he said in his speech at the launch of the PAPDRM book at Bukit Aman, which was streamed live on Facebook yesterday.

Abdul Hamid said it could not be denied that the police force not only has a negative perception in society, its image has also been tarnished by the arrests of its personnel and officers for drug and criminal offences as well as corruption.

“It saddens me that the police force is being ridiculed by society due to the actions of a few personnel and officers who are selfish and lacking dignity.

“However, the anti-corruption plan, which will run until 2024, will help improve the police force’s service and image, ” he said.

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

The first thrust on human resource management aims to provide the right officers and personnel, starting from the recruitment of candidates to training and career development.

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

The other thrusts are enforcement of law and order, and

maintaining public order and harmony.

The final thrust is financial management and procurement.

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

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 creating a very comprehensive anti-corruption plan.

“The plan is a statement of intent, but the implementation is important. The most important thing is for the police force 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 Commis-sioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, Deputy IGP Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya.

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