Kedah cops involved with gambling will be transferred - CPO

Zuliaty Zulkiffli

ALOR SETAR: Kedah police chief Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar warned policemen here against involving with gambling, vice and gangsterism. He said online gambling was identified as one of the main issues in the state that needed tough actions in order to curb the problem. He said he would meet with police chiefs of stations, districts headquarters and senior officers to discuss the matter to ensure that the state would be from the illegal activity. “If there are staff and officers who are involved, I would not just let them be. I would emulate what was done by the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun who transferred district police chiefs recently. “We have the authority to take action on gambling activities, be it at home, office or shops. In fact, house owners could also face action if they are found to be renting out their premises to those who carry out such activity,” he said at the handing over duty of state police chief and deputy at the Kedah police contingent headquarters today. Abd Rahim said he would give focus on combating drug menace and crimes especially those involving transborder activities. “I will review the service tenure of personnel assigned at the border. “Ideally, to me, a term of not more than two years, is the best (for those guarding the border), before we re-assign them to other duties,” he said. He said the number of policemen assigned at the Malaysia-Thailand border was sufficient as the force was also assisted by the Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) and the General Operations Force. Abd Rahim took over from Datuk Zainal Abidin Kassim who is now the Federal Police Internal Security and Public Order Department deputy director. Datuk Mat Kasim Karim was appointed as the state deputy police chief, replacing Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan who is now the Federal Police Strategic Resources and Technology Department deputy director. Federal Police Strategic Resources and Technology Department director Datuk Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani was present to witness the ceremony. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd