Tuesday, August 3, 2004

"Police must act swiftly and firmly"

Abdullah: Police must act swiftly and firmly


New Straits Times
08-03-2004
Abdullah: Police must act swiftly and firmly
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*

PUTRAJAYA, Mon. - There must be a swift response to the robbers who shot dead a policeman and put a bullet in his partner, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

"This is an incident which warrants us to respond speedily in the accepted sense of the word ... the police must act quickly and firmly," said Abdullah, who as Internal Security Minister, oversees the police force.
A crime in which a member of the police force was killed was a serious matter and it implied that law enforcement was no longer respected.

He was referring to the incident yesterday when policeman ...