Police leaking confidential information to journalist

In a court hearing involving a local journalist and an expat lawyer, the local journalist admitted during cross-examination, that he was informed about a suspect being questioned at the Police station by a phone call from a Police Officer.

Though the case hadn’t gone to the courts, the journalist apparently received the call from the Officer and went to the Police station with a camera to take pictures of the suspect.

One Police Officer, when questioned by YTS about this, asked that his name is not mentioned, said ‘Police officers have a particular responsibility to act with fairness and impartiality in all their dealings with the public and their colleagues’.

The journalist admitting in court to getting information from the Police also raise grave concerns as to whether Police are getting paid for information on certain cases of interest to certain media outlets.

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Yumi Toktok Stret

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