Malaysia's top cop: Graft busting unit can even probe me

Malaysia's top cop: Graft busting unit can even probe me
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar

KUALA LUMPUR - Even the country's top cop will not be spared from being randomly investigated by the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the graft busters were working closely with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission and the Integrity Unit of the Home Ministry, which allows random checks on all policemen to combat corruption within the force.

"If they (JIPS) find it hard to conduct random integrity testing on me, they can discuss and work together with the relevant agencies.

"No policeman is exempted from being checked by the department - not even me or my deputy," he said after attending a closed-door integrity seminar at the Police Training Centre here yesterday.

Khalid also clarified that the Government never considered turning JIPS into an independent body, contrary to a report published in an English daily yesterday.

The one-day seminar was attended by 280 officers commanding police stations from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang.

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