BUKIT LANJAN: Police commended for detention of four suspected ‘dirty cops’ in links with at least five murders

Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today all the suspects had been arrested under the Security Offences (Special Preventive Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). — Reuters pic
21 cops nabbed under Sosma suspected of shielding criminals
Saturday May 20, 2017
03:10 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 ― Twenty-one police officers and personnel have been arrested nationwide under the “Ops Kabaddi” operation to nab policemen suspected of protecting perpetrators of crime, including drug trafficking syndicates. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today all the suspects had been arrested under the Security Offences (Special Preventive Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) ... for more, go to http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/21-cops-nabbed-under-sosma-suspected-of-shielding-criminals

BUKIT LANJAN: Police commended for detention of four suspected ‘dirty cops’ in links with at least five murders

The police should be commended for the detention of four suspected “dirty cops” in connection with the murder of at least five people.

The swift detention of the four will, at least, help maintain public confidence in the Polis di-Raja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Police Force).

“No matter and for whatever reason, the police cannot protect or defend rogue cops. They are not above the law,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said the swift detention of the four suspected rogue cops under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma “is a step in the right direction”.

“It also shows Sosma has been rightly applied, and that the law was not enacted for any specific alleged abuse,” he added.

Arrest and Remand
Under Section 15(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC), an arrest may be made in the following manner: -
(a) by actually touching the body of the person to be arrested; or
(b) by actually confining the body of the person to be arrested; or
(c) where there is submission to custody by word or action.
Apart from the mode of arrest prescribed by Section 15(1), in Malaysia there also exists what is known as common law arrest. This is where a police officer states in terms that he is arresting or when he uses force to refrain the individual concerned or when he makes it clear that he will, if necessary, use force to prevent the individual from going where he may want to go. When arrested, a person has a fundamental right under the Federal Constitution to be informed as soon as possible in ordinary language, of the grounds of his arrest unless that can be inferred from the surrounding circumstances or if he makes it impossible for the person making the arrest to inform him. Thus, a person arrested is entitled to ask the reasons for his arrest as well as to which police station he is being taken to. The police must bring a person arrested immediately to the nearest police station and nowhere else … for more, go to http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/arrest_remand_.html

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the May 9 14th General Election (GE14), said “the case is testimony that in any organisation or political party, there are good and bad apples”.

“There are also good and bad apples in the police force. Just get rid of the bad ones. We can only hope that there are more good than bad in any organisation or political party,” he added.

This was what The Star Online posted:

Four cops investigating murder case remanded under Sosma

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
8:13 AM MYT
By sarban singh

SEREMBAN: Police are investigating if the four cops detained to help in a probe into the murders of at least five people were also involved in drug-related activities said to be carried out by the notorious Gang 36.

State police chief DCP Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said the cops aged between 27 and 41, including a senior officer, have been remanded and were now being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma.

"The four were detained on April 6 and we are investigating their link to the murders as well as their involvement in drug related activities.

"We will investigate the case thoroughly and will not protect any policeman as we do not want black sheep in the force," he said, adding that three cops were based at the state police contingent here while one is from Pahang.

Bones fragments belonging to at least two victims were found at separate graves in Sg Gadut on April 11.

Two days later, police unearthed bones belonging to three others near the Seremban exit of the Seremban-Kajang Expressway.

"We are continuing with our probe to see if more victims were involved," he said, adding that the bones have been sent for DNA testing.

DCP Noor Azam said police have yet to establish the identities of the victims but will call in family members of those who had lodged missing persons' reports for DNA testing.

On April 9, DCP Noor Azam said police had crippled Gang 36 after arresting 34 suspected members of the secret society in an operation dubbed Ops Cantas Hoben.

He said the suspects aged between 25 and 54 were detained in the state, as well as in Pahang and Perak.

The suspects who worked as traders, debt collectors, lorry drivers and car repossessors, are believed to have been involved in murder, extortion and drug trafficking.

Most had past criminal records related to drug and violent crimes.

Following the arrest, police seized two houses, several vehicles, jewellery and pawn tickets worth RM1.1mil.

On a separate matter, DCP Noor Azam said police have also detained six suspects believed to be members of Gang Kapak in another operation.

The six were believed to have been linked to at least 26 robberies at factories, pharmacies, a moneychanger, petrol stations and supermarkets in Selangor, Melaka and here.

"The six suspects detained are all from Negri Sembilan where they committed 22 robberies.

"We are looking for two more gang members to assist in our probe," he said, adding that the victims lost RM535,780 in the heists."



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