Chief of Malaysia's crime watchdog, female police inspector caught in hotel during 'proximity' raid

Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan.

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan, chairman of Malaysia's crime watchdog, and a police inspector were caught during a khalwat (close proximity) raid at a luxury hotel in Seremban, capital of Malaysia's state of Negeri Sembilan, on Friday (June 10).

The Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chief and the female inspector, who was reported to have been transferred, were not been arrested nor was anything seized from them.

According to a report filed by the police's Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS), the raiding team, comprising officers from JIPS and Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department, went to two connecting rooms at the hotel at 1.30am.


After identifying themselves, the team waited for 10 minutes before the occupant of Room 1002, who was the inspector attached to the Jempol station, opened the door.

They found the officer fully dressed and wearing a headscarf, while a brassiere was left on a chair, the report said.

The team then went to the other room, 1003, and found Mr Sanjeevan alone and fully clothed. No women's clothes were found in the room.

The report said the inspector told the police she was there to meet Mr Sanjeevan, but denied any intimate relationship.

Seremban district police chief ACP Muhammad Zaki Harun confirmed the report. He said the suspects did not commit any crime.

On the transfer of the inspector, he said it was unrelated to the case and transfers were normal procedures in the force.

Mr Sanjeevan, in a WhatsApp reply to The Star Online, confirmed that he was in the hotel but "nothing inappropriate happened".

"All I know I was alone in my room," he said.