JOHOR BARU, Oct 11 — Members of law enforcement agencies have been reminded to serve with honesty and responsibility, while upholding the team image as they are dealing with the public and their actions are being closely scrutinised.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed singled out policemen to be on their best behaviour, as the public is scrutinising their every move.
“The public is watching and recording their movements, and using social media to expose inappropriate behaviour,” he said.
“So the police must uphold their integrity, honesty and moral behaviour at all times because of the position of trust and responsibility.”
Nur Jazlan was commenting on a video of seven Muar policemen having fun with an illegal gambling operator at an entertainment outlet, and images of a policeman from the Segamat patrol unit flirting with a woman, believed to be a prostitute, while on duty in a patrol car.
He was speaking to reporters after visiting V.S. Industry Bhd, an integrated electronics manufacturing services provider, at the Senai Industrial Area near Kulai yesterday.
Ten policemen in Muar are in hot water after they were caught partying in karaoke bars despite orders not to patronise nightspots.
Seven personnel, including an inspector, are paying for a night out in the town last month.
A video of them having a good time had surfaced several weeks ago but it only went viral on a Facebook page with a title that alleged the men were having a good time with illegal gambling bosses.
Sources familiar with the case said initial investigations revealed the policemen were invited to celebrate a birthday and they only consumed soft drinks.
In the Segamat case, a patrol policeman has been reassigned to the guard post of a station after a photo of him holding the hands of a woman went viral on an instant messaging service.
The photo of the lance corporal with the woman, who is said to be a masseur in Bandar Utama, is believed to have been taken at about 10pm on Sunday.
On Monday, the lance corporal and his corporal partner were hauled up by the district police headquarters disciplinary unit to explain the photo after it was traced to them via the vehicle’s call sign.
Sources said the duo, who were on their 4pm and midnight patrol duties, stopped in front of a shoplot at a commercial centre when they spotted two scantily-clad women.