IGP: Do not threaten law enforcers

Some of the threats posed to the police involve people associated with the ruling coalition. Source (pic): TTF Files

Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today issued a stern warning against those who threatened law enforcers.

On Sunday, Jerantut DAP division chairperson Loo Why Leong was detained by police to facilitate investigations over a threatening message via WhatsApp to the Jerantut district police chief.


KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today issued a stern warning against those who threatened law enforcers.

He told Bernama that police viewed seriously such cases which were becoming common over the past few months and has instructed his men to immediately track down and apprehend the culprits.

On April 28, a group of men went on a rampage at the house of Selayang Municipal Council enforcement chief in Taman Muhibbah, Rawang.


They splashed red paint on two of her cars and lit firecrackers that were placed in a can of paint filled with nails, iron pieces and paper shreds.

The case is being investigated under Section 435 (for causing mischief and damage to property) and Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief by fire.

Last Monday, a car belonging to a Baling magistrate’s court deputy public prosecutor was splashed with whitewash at her house in Taman Mutiara, Sungai Kob, Kulim, Kedah.

On Sunday, Jerantut DAP division chairperson Loo Why Leong was detained by police to facilitate investigations over a threatening message via WhatsApp to the Jerantut district police chief.

It was reported that he was unhappy with Jerantut police over seizure of non-dutiable cigarettes and alcoholic drinks sold by a man who also holds a position the party.

He was released on police bail the same day after his statement was recorded.

Meanwhile, in KUANTAN, Pahang Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Fuziah Salleh said they would give the full cooperation to the police to investigate the matter.

The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Kuantan MP said no one was above the law and that the due process must be respected.

She added that as for Pahang PH, the coalition would be discussing the matter before taking any further action.

PH is made up of Bersatu, DAP, PKR and Amanah.

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