Police must receive reports regardless of how person is dressed, says former IGP

PETALING JAYA: It is the duty of the police to receive reports regardless of how the person lodging it is dressed, says Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

The former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said that it is unreasonable to force dress codes on people entering police stations as people would not enter a police station unless they had a good reason.

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“No one would go to the police station to lodge police reports unless they have to, as they need police assistance. It is not only in cases of life and death; it should not matter at all how a person is dressed in any situation,” he said in a tweet on Saturday (Feb 4).

Musa's comments came in response to current IGP Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani who recently said that the dress code for the public at police stations is based on a directive from the Chief Secretary of the Government.

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Acryl Sani had said on Saturday that exceptions would be allowed in emergency cases.

The conflict of views came after a recent incident where a woman was allegedly prohibited from entering the Kajang police headquarters for wearing inappropriate attire on Jan 30.

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