Action taken against cops seen escorting MP's son, says Home Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Action has been taken against the police outriders who escorted a Member of Parliament’s son in Penang recently, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

In a parliamentary written reply dated Aug 3, Hamzah said the Penang police had opened disciplinary investigation papers against the two traffic policemen for escorting the son of the MP on Jalan Bukit Gambir in George Town.

“Police conducted a thorough investigation on the incident after a 20-second video went viral on social media on May 7,” he said.

Hamzah added that action has been taken against the two traffic policemen under Rule 36 of the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993,” he said.

Hamzah was responding to a question by Steven Sim (PH-Bukit Mertajam) on the status of the investigation.

The brief video was uploaded on Facebook by a user named anwarazeez.

It showed a man at the wheel of a vehicle being escorted by two traffic policemen on a motorcycle.

The video showed a policeman appearing to stop an oncoming car intending to make a turn, allowing the vehicle to run the red light.

It also showed a car having the right of way abruptly braking, causing the vehicle behind it to also stop suddenly to avoid a collision.

The two traffic policemen seen on video escorting the private vehicle have since been reassigned to administrative duties pending the investigation.

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