Report: Police to be restructured by year-end

Modified 21 Jul 2018, 4:47 am

The restructuring of the police force is expected to begin by the end of the year, according to a report.

The Star quoted inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun as saying that apart from disbanding three elite police teams – the Special Taskforce for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (Stagg), Special Taskforce on Organised Crime (Stafoc) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting) – other proposals are also being considered.

“For example, I was informed by the Home Ministry that the Maritime Enforcement Agency will be (placed) under them.

“We have not received all the information on it, but there might need to be some coordination between the marine police and other police units,” he was quoted as saying at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Fuzi also said that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) might be restructured.

“All proposals are being reviewed, but a final decision has not been made.

“We have to get approval from the Home Ministry and other agencies before proceeding with any form of restructuring,” he said.

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