KUCHING, (Sept 29) — The local community as well as implementing agencies should cooperate with the police in dealing with the current social issues and problems.
Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung said the expectations of the public on the police was very high, so much so, that no matter what the issue was, it was referred to the police, when there were many other agencies that played a role as the ‘lead agency’ in enforcing certain laws.
“So the constructive cooperation between the community, the implementing agencies and the police should exist to deal with the issues that arise,” he said.
He said so in his speech during a working visit to the Kuching District Police Headquarters (Kuching IPD) here, Tuesday.
Also present were the district police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad, deputy police chief (Administration) Supt Entusa Imam and the acting deputy police chief (Operations) DSP Lim Bak Phai.
During the visit, Chai also witnessed the handing over of duties from Entusa to Kuching IPD’s management division chief DSP Lim Nee Kon who will now assume the position.
Entusa retired on Tuesday after serving the police force for nearly 36 years.
Elaborating further on the matter, Chai said that for example, problems involving business licenses should first be referred to the local authorities before blaming the police for not taking action.
“Maybe our officers have to explain to people not to directly blame the police, because there are other agencies that should take action first.
“Sometimes it is not because we don’t want to take action … we do not want to ‘cross the line’, if the police takes action, it is not nice, not sweet that we enter the jurisdiction of other agencies,” he said.– BERNAMA