Procedures to follow in the event you are stopped by uniformed police Officers while driving.
-Stop the car and wind down your window.
-If the police officers ask for your documents, request to see their IDs first.
-If you are satisfied about their identity, ask them if you are being summoned, and for what offence.
-Produce your identity card and driver’s license and wait to collect your summon ticket.
In the event that the police officers ask you to follow them to the police station:
-Ask if you are under arrest and for what offence.
-If you are not under arrest, you have the right to leave.
In the event you are flagged down by persons you believe could be plainclothes police:
-Request for their Police ID.
-Call headquarters to verify the ID.
-If they do not want to or show their weapon instead lodge a report to the police station.
In the event the police come to your house:
-Do not let them in before checking their IDs.
-If you are not satisfied, phone the nearest police station and confirm if they had been sent to your house.
-You are under no obligation to allow them into the house if they don’t have a search warrant.
-Do not go with them if you are not under arrest.
In the event persons who claimed to be plainclothes police come to your
-Do not let him in because they do not have the authority to do so.
-Lodge a report at the nearest police station.
Miri District Police Headquarters: 085-432222
Miri Police Central Station: 085-433222
Miri MPV(Mobile Patrol Vehicle) Unit: 085-433730
wow… so those plainclothes CID cannot stop ppl?
Copied from somewhere… Not really updated… Didn’t really proof read before posting
PS: Updated with a friend in the department help.
Lol and tehre i was thinking if plainclothes policeman stop me by road side i just speed off coz they have no authority lol… i dream too much
Well now im told anyone in the police force has the right to stop, inspect and arrest people.
The issue here is because nowadays its so easy to make fake Police ID… what more to say those who even wear uniforms?
how come i got arrested without knowing my offense? and my car was escort from parkson till the narkotic hq.
and they said narkotic police can interrogate anyone anytime and so on without a warrant they check inspect my car as well.
when i refuse to follow them , they said “Kamu menghalang police bertugas merupakan satu kesalahan” o.o
thanks for the useful info eugene91
i think its high time the police come up with some guidelines for us public
Actually there’s this book found in Union Bookshop…
“Kuasa-Kuasa Polis DiRaja Malaysia by International Law Book” for RM32.50 for both police and public.
Anyways the info above I will always update one I get more confirmation from my friends…
Warrant is just used for home property. BTW, the problem is that they’re not that “trained properly” to handle or talk to people properly…this is what my friend told me la… Even if you watch COPS they can just stop you and search your car. However, this may differ as they would already start telling you that you are under arrest for “offense(s)” after they search your car. Well, with newer generation of people joining the force especially those with diploma, degree and masters hopefully we can develop the Royal Malaysia Police to be much more professional.
Anyways if you did not do anything wrong… Then no need to be afraid…
Well Bukit Aman got say can report them… because they are wrong…
What u say is true as well not many of us and maybe even the police know the proper procedures… alot bah… u see the book at Union Bookshop and you’ll know…