KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Feb 2009: About 50 people came to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters here today to hand over a memorandum stating their support for the leadership of Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.
The legal adviser of the Action Committee of the Puchong Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Datuk Theng Book, said the group represented 21 NGOs including the Puchong Perdana Residents Association, Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation, Kampung Permai Rukun Tetangga Sector and Puchong Community Policing group.
“We are here to show our support for the leadership of Datuk Khalid … he has performed his duties well in solving several crime cases in Selangor.
“The demand by certain quarters for him to step down from his post is unreasonable,” Theng said after handing over the memorandum to Bukit Aman public relations officer DSP Lailee Ching at about 2.30pm.
“The community should trust the police as one of the authorities entrusted with maintaining public order and national security … not dispute their work,” he added.
Khalid was asked to quit his post following the death of car theft suspect A Kugan, 22, allegedly due to police brutality during interrogation.
Kugan, who was arrested for suspected involvement in the theft of luxury cars in Sungai Chua, Kajang, was found dead in a lock-up at the Taipan police station in Subang Jaya on 20 Jan. — Bernama