Monday, October 18, 2021

No more random inspections of foreigners, top cop says

He says police will also be prohibited from detaining and remanding foreigners to check their passports.

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Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani says he will issue a directive to prevent police officers and personnel from conducting random checks on foreigners.

He said this was to prevent a handful of police officers and personnel from abusing their power at will.

“I will issue a directive to stop the act immediately, which is to inspect them (foreigners) randomly without a reasonable or valid reason.

“Besides that, the police cannot detain them at will, to be remanded for two weeks on grounds of confirming whether their immigration department-stamped passport or document is genuine or otherwise,” he told Bernama in Bukit Aman yesterday.

Acryl said such practices and culture were one of the factors that would lead to abuse of power by the police.

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