KUALA LUMPUR, (June 17) — A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel who was detained by police in Sandakan, Sabah on June 13 on suspicion of engaging in militant activities will be sacked if he is confirmed involved.
RMN chief Laksamana Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said, nevertheless, RMN must wait for the outcome of the investigation by the Royal Malaysia police (PDRM) on the RMN personnel who held the rank of Leading Rate before any action was taken.
“The case is being investigated and we don’t want to disturb PDRM. RMN will not compromise. We will take action when it is proven our personnel is involved,” he told reporters after opening the 5th Rimland Pacific Superintendent’s Conference) here, Tuesday.
He said the TLDM personnel, who is from peninsular Malaysia, had served for more than 10 years and had got married on April 29.
Regretting the incident, Abdul Aziz said the RMN was clean all these while without any problem involving its personnel as they had been trained to be loyal to the country.
Abdul Aziz said, in fact, RMN had practiced the divisional system whereby every divisional officer was responsible for identifying any problem faced by his personnel every month.
In addition, they also held discussions if there were problems involving their service or their personnel, he said.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin recently said the RMN personnel was one of three individuals nabbed on suspicion of helping militants enter Sandakan and providing protection.
In another development, Abdul Aziz said the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency was working with PDRM to investigate an attack on a tanker and theft of 700,000 litres of diesel worth RM1.4 million near Pulau Aur, Mersing on Sunday.– BERNAMA