Spill the beans and shame the devil.
People have much reason to applaud the Royal Malaysian Police.
For the first time in living memory, we have one gallant police officer willing to nail the coffin of corrupt police personnel.
Federal Criminal Investigation Department chief Shuhaily Zain has issued a stern, bold, no-holds-barred warning to police officers and low-ranking staff that corruption within the force is over.
Patriot applauds Shuhaily’s warning to police personnel at a recent closed-door conference of CID chiefs held at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
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The video footage of his speech, which is hogging social media and being reported by responsible and committed media, affirms public hope for a timely and ultimate remedy to [what ails the] the police.
Patriot supports all efforts within the force to purge corruption. Officers like Shuhaily deserve support and cooperation from all segments of society.
We believe that the cornerstone [of efforts] to flush out errant cops lies in the police force’s willingness and courage to spill the beans and shame the devil.
The CID chief’s reprimand sets the tone for urgently needed reform. It will also inspire people to step forward and expose crooked cops working in tandem with the underworld and syndicates.
Patriot believes such warnings will further empower good cops within the force, as the good need a favourable system to prevail over and shun the bad apples.
Syndicates must get the drift too. Patriot therefore supports the idea to get the media to expose the people behind such syndicates as a deterrent.
Once the police earn the respect of the public and further enhance their long tradition of ensuring that the peace, order and safety of citizens and visitors are not compromised by corrupt personnel, Patriot believes all our joint efforts – by the people, institutions and politicians – will be further strengthened to arrest corruption in the country.
Retired deputy commissioner of police Dato’ Zulkifli Mohamed is deputy president of the National Patriots Association (Patriot)