Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thank you, ASP Natirah
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to ASP Siti Natirah, the SIO (senior investigating officer) of Ibupejabat Polis Ampang for releasing my 21-year old nephew on police bail, yesterday evening.
This boy was involved in a brawl (just threw 2 or 3 punches) at his yourger sister's 'boyfriend' whom she just knew for 2 months. This 'abang' didnt want her to get sucked into unhealthy activities as her 'boyfriend' refuses to tell what he does and where he stays. Afterall, the kind of friends around him are not the types we approved.
When I was involved in preparing reports for 'Suruhanjaya Diraja Mengenai Penambahbaikan Perkhidmatan Polis' about 4 years ago, among the contents and suggestions were for police officers to use their discretion in handling cases similar to this one.
Police officers must be fair, attentive and wise in dealing with youths involved in minor crimes as they have many more years ahead of them to improve and becoming good citizens.
Although Natirah locked him up for 2 nights in Ampang (a good lesson for Hafiz), she finally 'agreed' that this boy must have his own solid reason to do so. The other party who lodged the police report, too, is believed to be carried away by emotions.
We need many more officers like ASP Natirah of Ampang (whom I met at Pandan Indah Police Station) on Wednesday. Crime is common but we cannot make someone as a criminal for a minor and silly mistake he commits.
For ASP Natirah, thanks again.