IGP: Police have identified schools with gangsterism problems


KUANTAN: Police have identified several schools with problems of gangsterism among their student population in the country.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police will conduct intelligence work and cooperate closely with the respective schools to identify the gang members.

“Schools and teachers should come forward to assist the police in investigations. We are not going to nab the students but we have our own methods to eradicate the problem.

“Schools should not hide such issues as it will cause problems for future generations. Parents should be cooperative in assisting the police,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after witnessing the handing over ceremony by the Pahang police chief at state police headquarters today.

Outgoing Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Ab Ghani, 60, handed over duties to Datuk Rosli Ab Rahman, who was previously the Terengganu police chief.

Khalid was commenting on the case of a school in Klang, Selangor where 35 individuals, including students, were nabbed over their involvement with Gang 24 last week.

However, he declined to reveal further details on the schools or in which states, saying that this will allow the police to perform their duties effectively to wipe out gangsterism problems among students.