Monday November 12, 2012
Cops can only assist Jais probe Nurul Izzah, says IGP
KOTA BARU: Police are willing to assist the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) investigate PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, who allegedly uttered words perceived as advocating religious freedom for Muslims.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar, however, said police could only play a minor role as it was under the jurisdiction of the religious department.
“The police can only provide assistance to Jais.
“Detailed investigations would be conducted by the department,” he said yesterday, after visiting two policemen who were admitted to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II hospital here after being shot by a wanted criminal late last month.
Ismail was commenting on police reports lodged against Nurul Izzah, demanding that action be taken against her.
The Lembah Pantai MP, who denies that she supports apostasy, met Jais officials on Friday to submit her complaint and provide an explanation over the matter.
Nurul Izzah was said to have stated at a public forum last week that no one should be compelled to adopt any religion and this also applied to the Malays.
In another development, Ismail said police would enhance their training methods to fend off life-threatening challenges policemen faced while carrying out their duties.
He added that police needed to be equipped with more knowledge on how to tackle armed and dangerous criminals.
“We will review the training modules to ensure policemen are less exposed to dangers posed by armed criminals.
“This has to be done to reduce the number of policemen being in the line of fire,” he added.
He also praised injured policemen Lans/Kpl Mohd Shamsul Anuar Adnan, 27, and Kpl Mat Raduan Mat Hassan, 50, for their bravery and commitment in battling a wanted criminal who was shot dead in Machang.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind policemen to always be wary when faced with vicious criminals,” he added.
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