Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) demanded that the police stop using Sabah as a dumping ground for their problematic officers.
STAR President Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said the plan to transfer the nine police officers who were suspected of extorting a businessman over narcotics possession was irresponsible and insensitive.
“This must be rectified immediately. Sabah already faces numerous security threats, such as piracy, kidnappings, and the presence of members of the ISIS-linked terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf.
“And yet, despite all of these problems, the police thought it was a good idea to place crooked and problematic cops to ‘protect’ our security.
“This is simply wrong and unacceptable, even if it is part of their disciplinary procedures,” he said in a statement today.
He also questioned the rationality of allowing police officers to continue work even though they are under criminal investigation.
Kitingan, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said it is no secret that Sabah is a favourite destination for the country’s justice system to exile hardened criminals from other regions of Malaysia.
“Stop using Sabah and Sarawak as a dumping ground for Malaya’s problems,” he demanded.