Solid proof needed to act against allegedly corrupt policeman

PETALING JAYA - The police will require two to three days to determine the most suitable action to be taken against a senior policeman who was allegedly involved in money laundering.

Concrete evidence needed to be present before deciding the next course of action, said acting Deputy Inspector-General Datuk Seri Mohd Fuzi Harun.

"We have not received the complete report from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yet.

"An internal investigation is currently being carried out. Having concrete evidence is important to determine the kind of action the officer 'deserves'.

"Till then, he remains innocent until proven guilty. I urge the public not to be too quick to judge," he said.

Mohd Fuzi said the police would give full cooperation to the graftbusters in an effort to weed out the "bad apples" in the force.

He confirmed the arrest of a senior policemen who was allegedly involved in money laundering.

The officer, who is in his 50s and held the rank of assistant commissioner, was attached to the Federal Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7).

He was hauled up by the anti-graft commission last Sunday after being under surveillance for almost a year.

The senior policeman was detained at an undisclosed location in Nilai by the MACC.

Following the arrest of the former state CID chief, police then raided his house and recovered RM300,000 (S$116,000) in one of the rooms.

It is learnt that the anti-graft body had started monitoring the officer's movements since his transfer to D7 early this year.

The officer is currently under remand until Friday.