KUALA LUMPUR – The police have always allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate policemen who are suspected of accepting bribes.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police had never sheltered its errant officers or policemen but would hand them to MACC for prompt action.
“Indeed, police have been leaving it to the MACC to investigate while the police are more towards investigations related to indiscipline and standard procedures,” he told reporters after receiving a MACC delegation at the Dewan Theatrette, Menara 1, Bukit Aman here, yesterday.
Since 2012, 273 police personnel were nabbed on suspicion of accepting bribes and of the total, 43 were charged in court and 168 are still being investigated, he said.
According to Khalid, the number of policemen accepting bribes during the three-year period had dropped by 12.4 per cent.
“Offences involving corruption does not only involve policemen but also involves any agency with enforcement officers and personnel,” he said.
However, at the same time, there were 17 cases this year involving 50 personnel and officers who rejected bribes.
“Of the total, 36 policemen were awarded for turning down bribes from April to September this year,” he said. – Bernama