Malaysia police acting to solve thousands of dormant commercial crime cases.


KUALA LUMPUR: Around 55,000 dormant cases have been found in the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID), some going back to the department’s inception in 2005, with some 57% of them acted on and solved.

“We have taken the appropriate steps and have been successful in solving a large number of these cases.

“The remainder is around 29,000 or so cases, ” said Bukit Aman CCID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad after the launch of the new CCID manual at the Royal Malaysian Police college here on Wednesday (Nov 6).

He added that the number of dormant cases had been drastically reduced since June.

One of the reasons for the large number of dormant cases was because of the frequent transfers of officers.

“The book that was launched today is to help officers stick to their investigations, and to help them continue onward to completion, ” he said.

The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, who officiated at the launch, added that there was a possibility that some of these cases went dormant due to personal agendas.

“Datuk Zakaria is going through it one by one to see if the reasons for the case being dormant was due to carelessness, laziness or if there was an agenda to protect (certain people).

“So we investigate one by one.

“In the near future, action will be taken against those who purposely choose to not continue their investigations, ” said Hamid.

The IGP also said that he had received numerous complaint letters on investigations not proceeding.

“I have taken action on these letters. Investigations have been conducted by the relevant departments. In some cases, I have also forwarded these information to the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS), ” he said.

However, he added that most of the letters were found to have no merit after investigations were conducted.