THE Federal police have started an investigation into claims of misconduct and abuse of power allegedly involving Sarawak deputy police commissioner Datuk Fisol Salleh.
Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department director Datuk Zamri Yahya said the police had received several complaints over the matter and pledged to investigate all reports thoroughly and transparently.
“Appropriate actions will be taken if there is evidence proven that the said senior officer was indeed involved in misconduct and abuse of power.
“The force will not protect any policeman involved in misconduct and abuse of power,” he said in a statement, according to media reports.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Sarawak police were tracking down individuals who used fake Facebook accounts to make slanderous statement against Fisol.
State Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Lukas Aket, in a Bernama report said the police would use various methods including seeking the cooperation of the Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission (MCMC) to track down the individuals behind it.
He said investigations found that the allegations were untrue and made in an attempt to tarnish the Sarawak deputy police commissioner’s image and reputation.
Lukas also advised the public against using social media as a platform to spread false and defamatory statements against anyone as it is an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988.