JOHOR BARU: A policeman attached to the Melaka police headquarters has lodged a report against a Johor policeman, accusing him of having an affair with his wife.
State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said police have begun an investigation, believed to be under Section 498 of the Penal Code for enticing a married woman with criminal intent.
“We received the report on Thursday (Sept 23) about the matter and the policeman accused of having the affair with the married woman has also come forward and lodged a report to deny it.
“Even though the case involves our personnel, we will still carry out an investigation and take appropriate action in accordance with the law if the accusation is true,” he told a press conference held at state police headquarters here on Monday (Sept 27).
On an unrelated matter, Comm Ayob Khan said the people in the state have started to become lax in following Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) since Johor moved into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) on Friday (Sept 24).
He added that the compliance rate among the public towards the SOP set by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 was getting lower.
Comm Ayob Khan said police were still carrying out operations within public areas in the state to make sure people still adhered to SOP.
“On Sunday (Sept 26) alone, we issued 222 advisories to individuals found to be breaching SOP.
“We also ordered about 10 vehicles to turn back as their occupants attempted to travel interstate despite not being fully vaccinated,” he said.
Comm Ayob Khan added that police would continue to enhance their presence in public areas such as shopping malls to remind the people to always follow SOP, which is for their own good.
“After this, there will not be any compromise as police would be issuing compound notices instead of advice to those found to be flaunting SOP rules,” he said.