Home Ministry: PDRM can only check phones belonging to suspects and individuals involved in ongoing investigations


The public can write to aduan.tt@rmp.gov.my or call 1800 880 222 to ask questions or file reports of police wrongdoing. — Bloomberg

The Home Ministry has issued a statement to clarify that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) can only request or confiscate handphones from suspects or individuals involved in an ongoing investigation and not the public at random, as reported earlier by some online media.

In a statement released on Nov 19 on Twitter, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said he wanted to avoid confusion caused by widely-shared reports claiming that PDRM has the right to check handphones belonging to anyone at anytime.

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