BENTONG, 16 April 2009: The Home Ministry will ensure the smooth implementation of the Royal Malaysian Police’s five-year plan, especially in terms of recruitment, Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.
He said that the plan to increase the number of personnel by 60,000, however, would not be met if effort was not supported by sufficient infrastructure.
“This is important to ensure that their welfare is taken care of so that they can concentrate on discharging their duties,” he told reporters after attending the ground-breaking ceremony for the Public Order Training Centre by the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, in Pelangai near here today.
Hishammuddin also said that it was important to continue with the construction of police infrastructure, especially training centres, despite the global economic slowdown.
He said the government would not compromise on the issue of the country’s security, peace and order.
“We will continue to monitor the plan’s implementation as the number of personnel at the moment is insufficient to meet current needs,” he said.
He hoped that the Public Order Training Centre would be able to create personnel of high calibre, professionalism and skills.
The RM138.4 million centre, which has the capacity to train 500 trainees at a time, would integrate all public order elements such as the General Operations Force, Special Operations Force and traffic.
He said the centre would not affect the existing training programmes carried out by the Police Training Centre. — Bernama