Monday, January 14, 2008
Malaysian Police Investigating Officers work in miserable conditions
How many of you have seen the deplorable working conditions of the Royal Malaysian Police Investigating Officers?
Don't believe the hype that you see being shown on made for television 'Gerak Khas' drama series by Skop Productions.
Those are usually shot on location at the KL Police Headquarters but the real scenario is terribly not as high tech as the other district police headquarters.
I saw with my own eyes the poor miserable conditions of the Cheras Police Headquarters when I went to lodge a report over the threat an anonymous Hindraf supporter made against me in my You Tube account recently.
I was shocked to see the Investigating Officer work in a hot stuffy non air conditioned office where the officer had brought a fan to try keep cool.
The officer had no internet connection to the 'scrap quality' desktop computer and was struggling to do the job assigned to investigate cases.
You and me would surely not believe that this is the sorry state of affairs of our nation's police investigating officers if I had not seen it with my own eyes.
I am not talking about a remote rural district police booth here!
This is the Cheras Police District Headquarters I am talking about!
Right smack in Malaysia's capital city and one of the major District Police Headquarters here.
When their working conditions are as miserable as this and the police officers are burdened with long stretches of duty hours as I learned from the officer that night I was there, I don't blame them for not being able to do their work on the dot as they are expected to?
I met a few Investigating Officers who had been working for 48 hours straight!
Imagine their exhausted state of health? How can they react or respond energetically when they are deprived of adequate sleep?
People go groggy when forced to stay awake for such long hours and the body suffers like hell. They won't be able to think straight as a result of sleep deprivation!
I am talking about the Investigating Officers here not the top brass! They would have no problems at all as their offices would naturally have air condition, latest gadgets, up to date laptops, etc.
The condition of the Investigating Officer's office was a real nightmare! Really blew my mind!
I am shocked to see such deplorable working conditions that our police officers have to put up with?
Maybe Malaysiakini ought to go shoot a documentary about this sorry state that our Malaysian police officers need to put up with in order to understand the real deal with our nation's finest?
Malaysians ought to realize that our police are our only defense against the vicious criminals out there.
Do not tar the whole force for the mistakes of a few amongst them. Many dedicated police officers are working their butt off so that we can sleep in peace at night. This is the truth!
When the government fails to take care of their police force , their morale and spirits will surely go slack and their enthusiasm to defend the nation diminish in time. Spare a thought for them!
Countries like Singapore take care of their police officers well and give them up to date equipments, well managed and pleasant working stations, reasonable salaries and give them perks which in turn sees their officers work happily and are a force to be reckoned with.
Here are our Malaysian Police officers who are reduced to working with stone age computers that even Plaza Imbi dealers will want to have nothing to with them or even pay a few ringgits as scrap for such outdated computers.
Don't believe me? Go see for yourselves at the IPD Cheras IO Offices!
It's high time for the Malaysian Police Force to get better working conditions so that they can take care of us better.
I am writing this as per what I saw the other day. I don't know if Bukit Aman realizes this or not but IGP Musa Hassan has better do something about this!