PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has been asked to look into the transfer of nine police officers to Sabah and Sarawak which has become an issue.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said he had spoken to the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah on the matter.
"It (the transfer) was announced but has not taken place yet. I have already spoken to the IGP to look into it," he said.
Hamzah told reporters this after launching the World Day Against Trafficking of People at the Central Zone Women's Safe House here on Thursday (Aug 4).
The nine officers from the Selangor police contingent had been issued with transfer orders as investigations on their alleged involvement in an extortion case linked to a businessman in Gombak continue.
Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk S. Sasikala Devi had said that the nine officers were transferred to several police stations in Sabah and Sarawak.
The action irked the state governments of Sabah and Sarawak and both said that the states should not be the “dumping ground” for problematic cops.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan questioned the rationale of allowing policemen to continue working while they were under criminal probe.
He also told the police to stop using the state as a "dumping ground" for their problematic officers.