Friday October 5, 2012
Probe into DJ’s claim of cop asking bribe
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar is upset over an allegation that a policeman had asked for a bribe from a deejay.
He has ordered officers to investigate the claim and take action against the policeman involved if the claim was found to be true.
“If he is found guilty, I'll sack him,” he said, adding that policemen should also pay for any wrongdoing.
Ismail said policemen would face dismissal if they broke the law and tarnish the image of the force.
It was reported that Suria FM deejay Tyzo had claimed that a traffic policeman asked him for a bribe for committing a traffic offence.
Tyzo, whose full name is Tuah Zoqarnain Idris, claimed that the incident happened on Monday when he was stopped at a roadblock along Jalan Sunway.
He said he was found to be driving a car with heavily tinted glass.
He claimed that when he informed the policeman that he was a media personnel on duty, the policeman let him go.
Tyzo managed to jot down the name and number of the officer concerned.