IGP: Lawmaker’s Proposal To Shoot Drug Addicts, Traffickers Not Suitable For Country

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today stated that shooting of drug addicts and traffickers, as proposed by a lawmaker, is not suitable for implementation in this country. He said this when asked to comment on the proposal made by Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin when debating on the National Anti-Drugs Bill 2016 in the Dewan Rakyat, here, yesterday.

He said they cannot be emotional in giving our views or in taking any action. He told that proposed action is not suitable as it is not in accordance with the law, and cannot be implemented in this country.  Earlier, he had officiated at the pinning of rank and handing-over of duty from federal police Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Muhammad Fuad Abu Zarim to his successor Datuk Seri Muhammad Sabtu Osman. Muhammad Fuad will go on compulsory retirement from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Khalid warned that stern action would be taken against public servants including police personnel involved in any human trafficking activity. The operations would continue and police would not compromise with any party or syndicate involved, he said.

The warning was issued when he was asked to comment on the police’s success on May 6 in busting a syndicate involved in forging Malaysian passports, which also saw the arrest of 19 people including two Immigration Department officers. The police investigation found that the syndicate was trying to smuggle Sri Lankan nationals to Geneva, Switzerland with a payment of RM60,000 each.

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