Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay is not someone you want to mess with. The senior police officer has revealed that in spite of the threats he’s received, he still intends on doing his job and that these things are just part and parcel of being a police officer.
The 54-year old was thrown into the spotlight recently, with the spate of arrests related to migrant smuggling in the state leading to the arrests of 22 government enforcement personnel consisting of 14 police personnel, five armed forces personnel and three immigration officers.
Reports have surfaced that a migrant smuggling skipper was said to have given the top cops name to a smuggling syndicate in a neighbouring country over the crackdown on the illegal activity lately.
Speaking to media at the Johor police contingent headquarters, Ayob Khan reiterated his commitment to the cause and said he will never succumb to the pressure of any threats for the sake of national security.
“So far, there have been attempts to threaten me. It is a given (as a police officer) and what is important is to safeguard oneself and take precautions.
“The rest, we leave it to Allah,”
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay
Ayob Khan added that it is normal for a policeman to receive threats like this and that “if you are afraid then don’t be a policeman.” When it comes to police officers who stick their neck out for the sake of justice, Ayob Khan is you go to guy. He’s previously also received death threats as part of his previous post as Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division head.
Malaysia could sure use more cops cut from the same cloth as him and as long as he continues to lead by example, i’m sure he’ll continue to be a role model for the officers coming through the ranks.
Source: Malay Mail