KUALA LUMPUR, Wed: The home ministry wants the Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission (MMCC) to investigate the airing of a video clip on a website that showed a man being assaulted by a group of men that allegedly occurred at police station.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, in his statement today asked for stern action to be taken against those guilty for showing the video clip online. "The investigation is necessary to identify those involved in the clip and stern punishment must be meted against those responsible for putting it online. "This is because such irresponsible action was aimed at tarnishing the image of the police and its institution in the country. This is to teach them that such an act will not repeat in the future," he said. Hishammuddin said he was disappointed and regretted that certain parties, especially the bloggers, who put the video online claiming a detainee was brutally tortured in a police station.
"Such an irresponsible act intended to smear and discredit the Royal Malaysia Police. In fact, such accusation was false and baseless, intended to tarnish the police," Hishammuddin said.