KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Policemen were not involved in the alleged gambling and cigarette smuggling syndicates in Sungai Buloh, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
However, after studying the special report by the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS), Abdul Hamid said there were some weaknesses and he admitted that there was room for improvement.
“I have studied the report and found that some of the things raised in Asri Janggut’s videos that went viral on social media are not really accurate.
“This is because the Sungai Buloh Police headquarters (IPD) does not accept any bribe to combat gambling cases in the district,” he told a press conference after witnessing the handover of duties of four department directors of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and Police Families Association (Perkep) chairman at the Cheras PDRM College here yesterday.
Apart from that, Abdul Hamid said the JIPS report also stated that Sungai Buloh Police chief Supt Shafa’aton Abu Bakar had a good record and was responsible in addressing the issue in the district.
“In terms of enforcement efforts to combat gambling activities, they are being carried out actively by the IPD.
“The JIPS investigation is comprehensive and I can see from the wealth owned by the policemen in the district, there is nothing unusual that shows that they accept bribes.
“I still have confidence in them and I want to restore their spirit after being criticised on social media. They work with sincerity and honesty,” he said.
In August, several videos went viral via Mohd Asri Hamid, or Asri Janggut’s, Hot Burger Malaysia Facebook page where he claimed there was widespread selling of contraband cigarettes and gambling at several shophouses in Sungai Buloh.