MCMC told to probe video alleging ‘police assault’

(Bernama) — The home ministry wants the Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission (MMCC) to investigate the airing of a video clip on a website that showed a man being assaulted by a group of men that allegedly occurred at police station.

Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, in a statement today, demanded that stern action to be taken against those guilty of showing the video clip on a website.

“The investigation is necessary to identify those involved in the clip and stern punishment must be meted against those responsible for putting it online.

“This is because such irresponsible action was aimed at tarnishing the image of the police and its institution in the country. This is to teach them that such an act will not repeat in the future,” he said.

Hishammuddin said he was disappointed with certain parties, especially the bloggers, who put the video online claiming a detainee was brutally tortured in a police station.

“Such an irresponsible act intended to smear and discredit the Royal Malaysia Police. In fact, such accusation was false and baseless, intended to tarnish the police,” Hishammuddin said.

He said the police were serving the nation with integrity and responsibility and followed procedures according to the law.

“The police do not act on personal interest or disregard the procedures that had been established. They had been trained to be honest and disciplined.

“The public must be smart and be wary on the credibility of information publicised in the website,” he said.