He braved himself and thus rewarded.
Good job, my friend.
Brave cop gets his just reward - he is acting ASP now
By NG CHENG YEE
PUTRAJAYA: Despite being shot twice, police officer Ang Weai Leoong refused medical aid until he had arrested members of an armed robbery syndicate.
And yesterday, for his courage and putting duty before self, the former Chief Inspector with the Kuala Lumpur special investigation unit was promoted to acting Assistant Superintendent by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
The 31-year-old father of two was shot twice in both his legs when leading six officers in a raid at a condominium in Sungai Long on Nov 5 last year to bust the Ah Tok Gang, a syndicate that specialised in robbing luxury cars in the Klang Valley.
“Even in such a critical situation, he was still able to stand up, with the will to continue his duty, to arrest two members of the gang,” Musa said at the award-presentation ceremony here yesterday.
Ang suffered from broken bones and was bleeding profusely and was taken for medical treatment at the Kajang Hospital, he added.
Musa said Ang and his team should be given due recognition for their sacrifice and commitment.
Ang, who is still on medical leave, said he was thankful and proud for the recognition. “Criminals these days are very different. They are willing to do anything to escape from the police,” he said.
“However, I will not give up but will continue to work hard to improve the image of the police force.”
Ang’s wife Lim Koon Teem, who accompanied him, said she knew about her husband’s occupation when they first met seven years ago.
“It is his love for the country that I admire.”
Recalling the morning when she first heard of Ang’s injury, Lim said: “I was very glad that it was him (Ang) and not any of his colleagues who called me up and told me about the injury.”
She said she was worried and sad after visiting her husband at the hospital.
“However, I did not dare shed tears in front of him because that would make him feel bad.
“I went to some corner of the hospital to cry,” she recalled, adding that she was very proud of her husband’s commitment.