Those who thought they were smart to lodge police report to enhance their political expedition, better think twice.
One will face stern police action under Section 182 of the Penal Code for making false police reports.
Irked by piling up of politically-motivated reports, the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar warned that the lawmen would come down hard on those individuals who exploited the police to gain political mileage.
“Any quarter found guilty of using the police for their own political benefit will be penalised for making a false report,” he said today, referring to an increase in the trend of lodging “politically-charged” police reports.
“There are quarters who want to politicise the matter to gain political mileage.”
He reiterated that the police would take action against anyone who broke the law even if no one lodged a report on the matter, adding that it was the police standard operating procedure to investigate all reports.
But he said that the public cannot expect him to issue daily statements on police actions or else he would not have time to fulfill his duties.
“We don’t practise double standards when investigating reports,” he stressed.