Another case of misbehave, police kidnapped a Bangladeshi men

KUALA LUMPUR: There seems to be a succession of cases involving police misconduct in Malaysia recently.

In the latest case, a police officer was among the seven people arrested on suspicion of being involved in the kidnapping of a Bangladeshi man in an incident in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

The victim, who is also a businessman, was kidnapped because he was said to have a debt of RM70,000 ($19,946) related to an immigration matter.

The officer involved, who is understood to have the rank of inspector and work in Perak, is said to have conspired to help six other suspects who are also Bangladeshi nationals, including the two who kidnapped the victim on January 10.

Media on January 18, quoting police sources, reported that the kidnapping incident was reported to the security forces after the victim’s younger brother, who lives in the capital, failed to contact his brother, before he received information about the kidnapping.

It is understood that the kidnappers also injured the victim and demanded a ransom of RM25,000 for the release of the businessman.

Acting on a report from the victim’s younger brother, a police team raided a location and managed to rescue the man, while the inspector on duty in Perak was arrested at his office on 12 January.

Seremban District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Arifai Tarawe when contacted, said all seven suspects are now being remanded for investigation.

Naveed e Seher on 16 January reported that the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain issued a warning to his officers and members to carry out their duties honorably so that the security forces gain the trust and confidence of the public.

It follows cases of misconduct involving members and police officers that have been reported more and more recently, thus affecting the image and scratching the dignity of the security forces.

According to him, although the number of those involved in misconduct is small, which is about 2 percent or 2,740 people out of a total 137,000 people, it is still considered serious and needs to be eradicated in order to protect the image of the police force.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (JSJ) director, Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, on January 17 was reported to have said that every JSJ member is reminded not to remain silent or turn a blind eye to cases of integrity leaks that occur around them.

“We need to be aware and take care of any actions of friends or acquaintances around us, we can no longer take the attitude of not taking care of people’s clothes, but we can together take care and protect our friends from falling into negative things,” he said.

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