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JOHOR BAHRU – Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department deputy director (strategic planning) Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd has been appointed as the new Johor police chief effective today.

Wan Ahmad Najmuddin, 57, took over from Johor Special Branch chief Datuk Ramli Hassan who has been acting as Johor police chief since November 3.

The handing over of duty ceremony, held at the Johor police contingent headquarters, was witnessed by Bukit Aman Management Department director, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah.

Earlier, the Johor police chief post was held by Datuk Rusli Ahmad who is now Bukit Aman Secretariat chief (research and development).
The ceremony also saw the handing over of duty of Johor Police Contingent Police Family Association (Perkep) chairman from Datin Mahizah Abd Malik to Datin Musalma Mohd Saman, witnessed by Bukit Aman Management Department Perkep chairman, Datin Noraini Abdul Jalil.

Wan Ahmad Najmuddin who hailed from Besut, Terengganu, said he would be focusing on the wellbeing of the people apart from working to eradicate crimes in the state.

“I will continue the efforts of my predecessor to reduce crime rate in the state with several programmes including holding dialogues with the local community.

“On the people’s wellbeing, I will discuss in detail with the Johor police contingent leadership soon,” said Wan Ahmad who has been serving the police force since 1979. – BERNAMA


KOTA KINABALU – Kota Kinabalu police today warned social media users to stop spreading rumours about the presence of suicide bombers from the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in Sabah, speficfically in the city.

City police chief ACP M.Chandra said police viewed the matter seriously and would not hesitate to take action against the rumour-mongers.

In a statement here today, he said there was no truth to the rumours and that security and safety of the public was the police’s top priority.

He added that those who resorted to spreading such rumours would face the “full brunt of the law”. – BERNAMA


ROMPIN – Rompin police have seized 1.8 kilogrammes of heroin worth about RM50,000 in a raid on a house at RPS Bukit Seruk, near here on Thursday.

Rompin District Police Chief DSP Muhammad Aidil Roneh Abdullah said four suspects were detained in the raid at 8.30 pm which was led by ASP Haryadi Kasah from the Rompin District Police headquarters.

“In the raid, two men and two women, aged between 16 and 35 years, were arrested with heroin weighing 1.84 kg.

“Police also seized a black laptop bag, a black Acer laptop, three empty transparent plastic packets of different sizes, two handphones and four motorcycles,” he told reporters here today.

Muhammad Aidil said one of the suspects tested positive for morphine.

He said the drugs seized were the biggest amount in the Rompin district this year involving heroin and were believed to have been brought in from Johor or Negeri Sembilan to be sold in the area around Felda Keratong and Muadzam Shah. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – The police will carry out a male constable intake exercise at several locations nationwide, beginning Thursday.

Inspector-General of Police Secretariat corporate communications head ACP Datin Asmawati Ahmad said candidates who registered via the Public Service Commission (PSC) portal could present themselves at the required locations and dates.

“They need to undergo physical tests and be at the location at 7.15am in sports attire,” she said in a statement here today.

She said all candidates should bring their original documents, latest photograph and writing instruments.

According to the statement, the recruitment will be conducted at nine locations. For Sabah, the exercise is divided into Zone 1, starting Thursday until Nov 18 at the Sabah police contingent headquarters while Zone 2 will be starting on the same day until Sunday, at the Tawau police headquarters.

In Sarawak, Zone 3 will start on Thursday until Nov 15 at the General Operations Force 11th Battalion in Batu Kawa and 12th Battalion in Sri Aman while Zone 4 will start on Thursday at the Sibu police headquarters as well as Sarikei police headquarters from Nov 11 to Nov 12.

Meanwhile, the exercise at Zone 5 for Kedah and Perlis will start next Monday until Nov 21 at the Pendang police headquarters.

Intake for Zone 6 in Penang will start next Monday until Nov 14 at the Federal Reserve Unit 3.



JOHOR BAHRU – Underage teenagers and senior citizens were among 40 locals arrested for allegedly being involved in online illegal gambling around the city areas, since Oct 1 until yesterday.

Johor Baharu police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh said the male suspects, aged between 16 and 61, were nabbed during raids at eight separate premises.

He said police also seized cash, totalling RM2,705, 13 computers, 31 laptops, six wi-fi modems, 13 tablets, two iPads and four account ledgers.

So far, the police had conducted 54 raids on illegal online gaming outlets with the arrest of 255 individuals, and seized 93 laptops, 83 computers and RM38,893, he said.

Meanwhile, the district police also arrested 17 local men, aged between 16 and 36, from Oct 1 to 18, to facilitate investigation in motorcycle theft cases.

Sulaiman said police also seized 15 motorcyles, four motor chassis, motorcycle theft tools and four cars, worth around RM120,000 to RM140,000, during the raids. – BERNAMA


KEPALA BATAS – Police have stepped up patrol in Teluk Air Tawar and Penaga here following reports of a perpetrator destroying deities at several houses belonging to villagers last Wednesday.

Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district police chief ACP Azmi Adam said the owners of the houses only realised the incident at about 6.30 am when they wanted to perform their prayers and found the deities in their houses destroyed.

According to witnesses, the suspect was believed to be a man on a motorcycle and wearing a full-faced crash helmet, he said when contacted here today.

He said five of the cases occurred in Penaga, and another at a house belonging to a 38-year-old female clerk in Teluk Air Tawar. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Police are not allowing the holding of the ‘Save Selangor Assembly’ scheduled tomorrow in front of a shopping centre in Ampang as it has not complied with the Peaceful Assemblies Act 2012.

Ampang police chief, ACP Khairuddin Daad said the organiser was adamant in going ahead with the assembly even though its permit was not approved.

“I am advising the people not to join the assembly as it has not obtained approval from police or the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).

“However, I will station my personnel in several areas to control the situation and for the security of the people,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

The assembly organiser, Malay Non-Governmental Organisations Coalition chairman, Datuk Jamal Md Yunos had earlier said it was scheduled on Oct 11 but was postponed to Oct 18 to fulfill the 10-day notice requirement under the act.

Meanwhile, Jamal said the assembly would begin at 3 pm tomorrow in front of a shopping complex in Ampang.

“I have applied to the police as required under the Peaceful Assemblies Act 2012 but it is up to the police to carry out their duties,” he said when contacted by Bernama. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng, the celebrated seniorpolice officer who died yesterday, will be buried tomorrow with full Royal Malaysian Police honours, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.

Yuen, who had served as the Chief Police Officer of Perak and retired as the Sarawak Commissioner of Police, will be laid to rest at the Nilai Memorial Park in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, at 11 am.

“The Royal Malaysian Police conveys its condolences to the family of Yuen whose death is a huge loss to the force.

“I used to contact Yuen for his advice, particularly on issues pertaining to security and national harmony,” he told reporters after paying his last respects to Yuen at the Xiao En Centre in Jalan Kuari, Cheras, here.

Khalid described Yuen as an individual with high personal qualities and who had been committed to the tasks entrusted to him. – BERNAMA


MELAKA – Two men believed to be involved in more than 12 kindergarten break-ins here since January were detained by police in Batu Berendam and Bachang respectively about 5pm yesterday.

Melaka Tengah District Police chief, ACP Shaikh Abdul Adzis Shaikh Abdullah said initial investigations revealed that the suspects, aged 32 and 35, had no other accomplice and both had records for drug-related offences.

“During the raid on the suspect in Bachang, police found fake gold worth about RM1,000, which was reported missing from a premises in Jalan Hang Tuah.

“The suspect also owned a luxury car believed to be used to carry out the burglaries,” he said at a press conference here today. – BERNAMA


GEORGETOWN – The police are tracking down a motorcyclist, believed to be ‘mat rempit’ who rammed his machine into a policewoman during a traffic police operation in Johor yesterday, resulting in her death.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIGP) Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the police were conducting several operations and mounting roadblocks to nab the suspect.

In the incident, Inspector Margaret Tagum Anak Goen, 32, sustained head and body injuries when the motorcyclist struck her during the Ops Roda/Rempit at 58km Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing.

Tagum, of the Kluang traffic police branch, died at 12.45pm while undergoing treatment at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital (HEBHK) in Kluang.

“We take a serious view of the matter and the police will make appropriate action against those involved,” Noor Rashid told reporters after an investiture ceremony held in conjunction with the 77th birthday of Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang here today.

The DIGP was awarded the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN) which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’.

Meanwhile, Noor Rashid said the police were still investigating events that occurred during the Bersih 4 illegal rally last week.

“Many investigation papers have been opened, some under the Sedition Act, some under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and some for damaging public property,” he said.

On the stomping of pictures depicting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, he said the police were identifying those involved in the incident before a decision was taken. – BERNAMA