10 August 2007

IGP: Not acting against errant juniors main reason for indiscipline

The Star

IPOH: Poor supervision from superiors is the main reason behind indiscipline in the police force, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

He said the fear of reprimanding or taking appropriate action against errant subordinates was very much in contradiction to the higher-ups' oath of office to ensure integrity in the force.

“I take this opportunity to remind police chiefs and officers to show good leadership and be examples for others to follow,” Musa said in his speech at the closing of the Police's seventh Quality Improvement Circles Convention at a hotel here yesterday, read by his deputy Tan Sri Mohd Najib Abdul Aziz.

Musa urged each and every member of the force to make it his priority to bring the crime rate down and improve the rate of crime-solving.

“The public will lose confidence in us if the crime rate keeps rising.

“We must be more aggressive and systematic in preventing crime,” he said.

Speaking to reporters later, Mohd Najib said new recruits to the police force would be given more hands-on training to enable them to do their jobs better. – Bernama

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