SHAH ALAM, May 19: The Home Ministry is to undertake a thorough clean-up to rid the agencies under its jurisdiction of officers and staff involved in crime, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said the clean-up would be carried out all the time and would not be seasonal.
“We must be on the alert because there are among us those who have bad traits, which can ‘spoil the barrel’.
“I do not want such a situation to happen in any enforcement agency under the Home Ministry and other ministries as well,” he said at a press conference after a meeting with the staff and students of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) here.
Ahmad Zahid was commenting on the arrests of several senior police officers and personnel on suspicion of having been involved in a protection money racket.–Bernama