No compromise or cover up, CID Director downplays critics underrate police professionalism

KUALA LUMPUR — The Royal Malaysian Police department will keep its integrity and transparency in the charging of an inspector alleged to have sexually exploited two Mongolian women.

According to a press statement, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said, “that it was unfortunate that certain quarters doubted the police force’s integrity in handling the case, which involves one of its own.

“The act to charge the suspect in the case proves that the police force does not compromise or even protect any criminal wrongdoings regardless of status and position of his officers.

“No one should question the integrity of the police force in handling the matter, even though it involved one of our own.

“We would like to remind those who are skeptical, prejudiced, or underestimate the professionalism of the police to be cautious in issuing premature statements regarding this case,” he explained.

The police would not hesitate to take action against those who try to incite negative perceptions against the police department, Huzir added.

The police officer yesterday charged with exploiting two Mongolian women earlier this month and is expected to be charged again today for rape and outrage of their modesty.

The 30-year-old suspect, Hazrul Hizham Ghazali, will be charged under Section 376(2)(f) of the Penal Code for rape, with consent obtained by using his position of authority and Section 354 for using criminal force to outrage their modesty.

He was charged with two charges under Section 13 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act.