BUKIT AMAN RESHUFFLE OR WITCH-HUNT: UNDER FIRE FOR COVERING UP NAJIB’S 1MDB CRIMES, IS IGP OUT TO SURROUND HIMSELF WITH LOYALISTS

IPOH: A major reshuffle in Bukit Aman is set to take place following the arrests of several top policemen in the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the reshuffling of personnel would be made in the “shortest time” but declined to elaborate.

“We will make a major reshuffle at the top level, maybe after Hari Raya. We will announce the details later,” he told reporters after a sahur session with the Ipoh district policemen at the Pekan Baru police station here on Sunday.

Khalid also said about 20 policemen from the NCID have been transferred out as part of its internal reshuffle.

“Changes in personnel at the bottom-level have taken place. There’s still a bit more (movement) as there are separate units under the department,” he said, adding that reshuffling in the police force was a common practice but there would also be some extraordinary circumstances.

It was reported that 16 policemen from the narcotics department, including a deputy superintendent (DSP) and an inspector, were arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

They were alleged to have taken money from drug syndicates and protected them.

On the murder of Malaysian National Defence University (UPNM) navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain early this month, Khalid urged the public to allow the police to continue investigating the case, adding that probe would be completed soon.

It was reported that the 21-year-old final year student was found with burn marks and bruises.

About 36 university students have been arrested in connection with his death.

ANN

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