According to a report TheyThe two police outsiders who were seen in a recent viral video claiming that a private car was driven by an MP’s son have been transferred to the administrative department pending further investigation.
In an official statement, Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Mohamed Shuhaili Mohamed Jain revealed that on Saturday (May 7, 2022) senior officials did not issue any orders for the two traffic police members to act as outsiders for private vehicles.
“It is a serious crime to carry out one’s duties without official instructions from a superior officer or task supervisor,” Shuhaili told a news conference at the state police contingent headquarters yesterday. He added that the Penang contingent of PDRM would not compromise with any police officer involved in misconduct and / or breach of standard operating procedures.
Under the SOP (Traffic Arrangement and Traffic Route Opening Procedure) of the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, the department must complete the formal application approval process for escort riders in the absence of an emergency within seven days. The officer-in-charge will then evaluate the application and make a decision before approving the application, which is then logged.
Police have contacted the driver of the vehicle, who is believed to be in his 20s, to come forward to submit his statement. “We have asked the person to go ahead and facilitate the investigation under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to see if there is any element to tarnish the image of the police,” Shuhaili said.