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The Straits Times, Singapore, 16 March 1997
Police to hunt down black sheep in the force
KUALA LUMPUR -- Police investigations into allegations that policemen are involved in criminal activities will continue until all the black sheep in the force are eradicated.
This was stated by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Rahim Noor.
"This crackdown is not a seasonal effort but will be an on-going one to eradicate the black sheep in the force until we have fully restored the public's confidence in the force.
"If it is proven that there are those involved in criminal activities, stern action will be taken against them under the Emergency Ordinance, including terminating their service," he warned.
However, he declined to say how many policemen had been dropped from the force for their involvement in criminal activities.
The police chief was speaking on Friday after accepting 20 prototype wireless data terminals and hand-held computers from Telekom Malaysia for use by the police to check on motorists with outstanding traffic summonses.
Tan Sri Rahim was asked to comment on an allegation by former policeman Ku Izham Ku Adnan, 37, of the Johor police contingent that 13 other serving policemen in Johor were his accomplices in crime.
The Johor Baru Sessions Court had on Wednesday sentenced Ku Izham to life imprisonment and 10 strokes of the cane after he admitted to a M$103,970 (S$60,614) armed robbery at a petrol station in Johor Baru on Sept 25, 1995.
Early last week, six policemen were detained in Johor under the Emergency Ordinance for alleged involvement in criminal activities, including armed robbery.
Four others were arrested in Seremban. They were alleged to have robbed three foreigners at a bus station there last month.
Tan Sri Rahim said the action taken by police in Johor Baru and Seremban showed their seriousness and sincerity in eradicating negative elements from the force.
"I am confident that our efforts will see positive results although we have to admit that the results will not be evident in such a short period," he said.
Meanwhile his deputy, Tan Sri Samsuri Arshad, said in Shah Alam that Johor police would hold an inquiry to ascertain whether Ku Izham was telling the truth or merely badmouthing the force.
He added that investigations were continuing into two of the former policeman's accomplices. -- NST.
Corpun file 0713 at www.corpun.com
The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 27 March 1997
Indon loses appeal against life sentence
KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian labourer, who was jailed for life for kidnapping a seven-year-old boy, lost his appeal against sentence at the Federal Court yesterday.
Nasir Adam alias Ahmad, who was also ordered to be given six strokes of the rotan by the High Court on Oct 12, 1990, had his sentence affirmed by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Chong Siew Fai, Federal Court judges Datuk Paduka Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah and Datuk Gopal Sri Ram.
Sri Ram said of all the crimes kidnapping was the worst because it caused slow death to the parents of the child (victim).
Nasir was convicted for kidnapping the boy on Oct 28, 1987, at Sek Sri Inai, Ulu Kelang here.
The Federal Court also commuted the death sentences of two convicted drug traffickers, Lim Kim Chuan, 46, and Lee Tham Chuen, 35, to life imprisonment and ordered each of them to be given 10 strokes of the rotan.
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