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25th Jan 2018

The Inspector-General of Police highlighted this as an alarming weakness that needed to be rectified.

“We at the top have stressed this to our officers over and over again. But the problem persists,” he said at a press conference after officiating the handover of a CID (criminal investigation department) investigation guidelines book at Sogo shopping centre here yesterday.

Mohamad Fuzi admitted that this weakness also arose in the case of Pastor Raymond Koh’s disappearance in February last year.

“We will look into this and make sure our officers don’t repeat the mistake,” he promised.

He also expressed hope that the new guidelines would improve the CID and help its officers perform their duties better.

On a positive note, Mohamad Fuzi said police had surpassed their target in solving cases.

“Our target was 45.5%, but we managed to hit 54.5%.

“We also saw the overall crime index go down by 10.54% last year,” he said, adding that they hoped to do even better this year.

On the latest data breach where personal details of more than 220,000 organ donor pledgers were leaked online, Mohamad Fuzi said police found it suspicious that the information was leaked on the same platform as another data breach last October.

“We will be in contact with the lowyat.net website administrators regarding this case,” he added.

The leak exposed extensive details of pledgers such as their names, MyKad and old IC numbers, birth dates, home addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

The data, divided into files based on the sign-up year, allegedly contained other details of the donors’ next of kin such as their names, addresses and phone numbers.

Screenshots posted on the site claimed it had data on 220,394 pledgers who signed up between January 2009 and August 2016.

The site claimed the data was most likely taken from a central database, as the details appeared to be from government hospitals and National Transplant Resource Centres.

Mohamad Fuzi said there had been little progress in the probe into last year’s data leak of some 46.2 million Malaysian mobile subscribers’ personal details.

“The case is under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Communi­cations and Multimedia Commission and we are only assisting them.

“We tracked the IP (Internet protocol) of the breach to four countries, but we haven’t been able to progress further,” he said.

Meanwhile, City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Rusdi Md Isa said police had expedited DNA tests on the chair that fell on and killed 15-year-old S. Sathiswaran at a People’s Housing Project flat in Pantai Dalam here recently.

“We should be getting the results by today or tomorrow. We will then be able to compare the DNA on the chair to samples we obtained from those questioned,” he said.

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