Police have taken immediate action to re-assign an investigating officer from the Kepong Police Station who was said to have scolded a female snatch theft victim who could not speak Bahasa Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur police chief DCP Muhammad Sabtu Osman said the officer concerned was now assigned to administrative duty while waiting for the outcome of the investigation being carried out.
On Aug 28, a Chinese woman had gone to lodge a report on a snatch theft case involving her at the police station and claimed that she was scolded by the investigating officer who also asked her to return to China.
Consequently, the woman had lodged a police report at the same police station this morning.
Muhammad Sabtu said he would ensure that the case would be investigated fairly and in a transparent manner, and would not protect any police personnel found to have committed any misconduct.