Avoid pitfalls of corruption, police told

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A SENIOR officer from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has called on all police personnel in Brunei to be strict and fair to avoid the pitfalls of corruption in their line of duty.

ACB Senior Special Investigation officer Hj Mohd Hisham Hj Suliman said the uniformed personnel must not be deceived by the allure of bribery and thinking they could get away with it.

“Even as enforcers of the law, no one is above the law,” said Hj Mohd Hisham in a briefing for over 80 Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) officers and personnel at the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Central Police Station yesterday.

The briefing aimed to raise awareness on the adverse effects of police corruption.

The ACB officer reminded the police personnel to heed the titah of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, who voiced his concern on corruption in 1981, 1992 and more recently this year.

During the briefing, Hj Mohd Hisham presented on the definition of corruption, perspectives of corruption in Islam, situational and real-life cases and advised on dealing with them.

He said that corruption is defined as “corruptly giving or receiving any gratification as inducement or reward either for himself or for any other person for doing or for bearing to do something which is an obligation to do so”.

Hj Mohd Hisham said those who commit corruption usually possess hidden agendas and individual weaknesses such as lack of religious education and etiquette, greed and debt.

The Brunei Times