IGP Musa Says Public Can Depend on Police

2 June 2010
Kuala Lumpur

IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the public can depend on his police force as he reminds them that their job is to protect and assist the public and to behave themselves at all times.

He said 7,402 officers who were previously assigned for office duties have been deployed to the ground to do patrol duties since January this year. Assistant Superintendents and Inspectors are doing investigative work and over 5,000 lower rank officers are performing patrol duties and intelligence gathering.

This re-deployment exercise conceived by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak targets to achieve a police to population ratio of 1:300 from the existing 1:500 figure.

7,000 more have been deployed to work at 14 police contingents covering 147 district police headquarters and 757 police stations across the nation. 500 people will be recruited as sergeants who will do police investigations only.

Musa said with the larger police presence, the public feels safe when they go out and can expect cases to be resolved faster.

Straits Times Online, The – IGP: The public can depend on us

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Newborn Baby Abandoned in Milk Box

31 May 2010

A newborn baby girl was found alive and had her umbilical cord still attached when she was left in a milk box at a bus stop along Jalan Air Hitam-Johor Baru near SMK Munsyi Abdullah yesterday morning. The baby died 30 minutes later at the Kulai Hospital after a passerby rushed her there.

40-year-old labourer Zulkifli Samsi, father of three, was nearby at 4:50am when he saw a man behaving suspiciously, left a box on the bus stop seat and took off in a Proton Wira vehicle.

When Zulkifli examined the contents of the box, he was surprised to find the baby with her fingers moving. Although he managed to rush the baby to the hospital, the doctors who received her said she was hardly breathing and pronounced her dead at 5:30am.

Kulaijaya police chief Zulkefly Yahya urged those with information on the baby or the man to contact the Kulaijaya district police headquarters at 07-6637222 or the Johor police hotline at 07-2212999.

New Straits Times Online, The – Newborn found in milk box dies in hospital

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Two Men Awarded Damages for Wrongful Arrest for Nurin Murder

27 May 2010
Kuala Lumpur

Mohamad Zamri Ibrahim, a cloth merchant, and his brother-in-law Mohd Suhaimi Yusoff were awarded RM41,500 and RM31,500 respectively in damages at the Sessions Court on Thursday for wrongful arrest. They were detained in connection with the murder case of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin three years ago.

36-year-old Mohamad Zamri and 31-year-old Mohd Suhaimi filed suit on 19 June 2009 with ASP Loh Pei Pei, the Inspector general of Police and the government as defendants. They claimed that after their arrests, they were hit, stepped on, kicked and bashed up by the police before they were questioned. As a result, they claimed that they injuries, stress, odium and contempt.

Judge Sabariah Othman awarded the damages after reviewing the submissions by defence counsellor Azmer Md Saad, who represented the two men.

Sabariah said Mohamad Zamri was awarded the damages based on a police testimony that he was not the suspect in the case. It was ruled that his arrest was wrongful and without reasonable grounds. Mohd Suhaimi was awarded RM31,500 in damages because there were reasonable grounds for his arrest, Sabariah said.

Straits Times Online, The – Duo, wrongfully arrested for Nurin murder, awarded RM73,000 (Update)

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