KUALA LUMPUR: The police personnel involved in the alleged sexual harassment incidents at two roadblocks have been identified.
“Our immediate action is to withdraw the personnel involved from any roadblock duty pending an investigation, ” said Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya.
“We have recorded their statements and we will investigate the matter in a transparent and thorough manner, ” he said yesterday.
Police have also recorded the statements of the two women who made the allegations, he added.
“We want to get a clearer picture of what occurred, ” he said, adding that police were seeking more evidence as well.
The first incident involved a woman who claimed that a policeman had asked for her phone number when she was stopped at a roadblock.
He subsequently contacted her to “get to know her”.
In the other case, another woman claimed that a police personnel had made inappropriate remarks about her not wearing a bra when she was stopped at a roadblock in Jalan Duta.
Both women had raised the allegations on social media platforms.
“We are following procedures in the investigation, including checking all facts.
“We are also checking if there are any recording of the incidents, ” said Comm Zamri.
He also urged other people who faced similar incidents to come forward so that police could investigate the matter and take appropriate action.
“All police officers and personnel should remain professional, ” he said.