22 September 2007

Police force to vet brides-to-be

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Policemen who get married without first getting permission from their superiors can face the sack or be demoted.

Two officers, who married overseas without informing their bosses, were disciplined by the Police Commission which met here yesterday.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said it was standard procedure for any police personnel to get permission before getting married.

“We have to vet first who one marries, it is the policy in the police force. They cannot marry just anyone for security reasons,” he told reporters at a press conference after attending a Police Commission meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and other Internal Security Ministry officials here yesterday.

Another officer was also disciplined by the commission.

Musa said the three men were either sacked or demoted with immediate effect.

“I cannot reveal their names now but they will be made known on the police website soon so that it will act as a lesson to others,” he said.

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