Malaysia's national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun has confirmed that the police force will be restructured, with three elite teams likely to be abolished, as reported by The Straits Times.

Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi said the three units likely to be scrapped are the Special Task Force for Anti-vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG), the Special Task Force on Organised Crime (STAFOC) and the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING).

"The special squads will not be replaced with other teams. There will also be a restructuring (in the force)," he said at the police's Hari Raya open house on Tuesday (June 26).

Earlier, home minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who attended the event, said the decision to restructure the force was made after a briefing with senior officers. He said:  "In our first meeting today, we reviewed suggestions to abolish several task forces."

"We also plan to reshuffle all the departments under the force. We will finalise this proposal in one to two weeks' time," he added, noting that the restructuring will involve senior police officers and personnel.

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