Cracking the whip on crooked cops in Malaysia

 Cracking the whip on crooked cops in Malaysia
Interview with Bukit Amans Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Datuk Zubaidah Md Ismail.

Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Zubaidah Md Ismail will lay down the law when it comes to instilling discipline among police personnel.

TO describe Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Zubaidah Md Ismail as an iron lady is an understatement.

Despite her motherly demeanour, the seasoned policewoman is all business when it comes to laying down the law against crooked cops or those with disciplinary problems.

The first director for Bukit Aman's Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS), she aims to make the department on par with NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau.

Sunday Star catches up with SDCP Zubaidah some seven months after JIPS was formed in July last year.

JIPS was officially launched on July 25, 2014. How would you describe your last seven months being in charge of Bukit Aman's own Internal Affairs Bureau?

One of the main complaints we are receiving right now is about the front-liners and police enquiry office. It all comes down to service, whereby there are still some who refuse to receive certain police reports.

We dealt with these problematic police personnel but there are still the stubborn ones. All of our front-liners should realise that the police are able to receive any report, irrespective of the location where the crime or incident occurred.

Days when the police would say "This occurred in another district so you have to go there," are over.

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