25 August 2007

Don’t take easy way out by bribing cops, IGP tells public

The Star

INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has chided the public for taking the easy way out by resorting to bribing to avoid being summoned by traffic police, Utusan Malaysia reported.

He said the public should not rely on the “sympathy” of several dishonest officers by offering them bribes.

He was responding to a statement by Parliamentary Select Committee on Integrity chairman Datuk Dr Wan Hashim Wan Teh that the main culprits of graft were traffic policemen.

Musa said such actions would contribute to difficulties in eradicating graft among police officers.

“I myself have been offered bribes before but declined immediately.

“Such acts must not become a regular practice if we want to uphold the nation's good name,” he said.

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