Police will not act on the report lodged by S Deepa, whose son was snatched by her estranged Muslim convert husband, as there are two court orders awarding the respective parents custody.

"In this case, there are two court orders, one civil and syariah court. So I feel it is better for both sides (the parents) to solve the matter first.

"Police are not worried about the child's safety as he is with his father," Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters.

Deepa had won a custody through the civil court but it is reported that her husband Izwan Abdullah had also obtained a similar order  from the Syariah Court.

He also refuted Bar Council president Christopher Leong, who reportedly said that police are bound by the civil and not the syariah order.        

" We follow both as both are binding," he said at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields where prayers were held in conjunction with the 207th Police Day.

Khalid also said that there is no arrest warrant pending for this case, which had also seen Izwan allegedly kick Deepa while snatching their six-year-old son.

"A father does not kidnap his child," he added.

Meanwhile, the IGP declined to reveal any information on the kidnapping of two women from a resort off Semporna, Sabah.

"It is better not to say much about this as it could endanger the victims," he said.

This followed Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's revelation that the kidnappers had demanded over RM30 million for the Chinese national tourist and Filipino resort worker.

On a separate matter, Khalid said that about 5,000 ethnic Chinese have applied to join the police as a result of a special drive to create more diversity in the force.

"Maybe it is due to low salary and many other reasons," he said, urging more ethnic Chinese to apply.

Speaking on today's event, he said that police are also holding prayers at a Gurdwara and Hindu temple today.

"The police respect freedom of religion. Islam is the official religion but other religions can be practiced freely," he said, thanking the Buddhist community for hosting the event.

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