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Keepers of the peace


MARCH 25 this year is the day that the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) celebrates its 200th anniversary, marking two centuries since a Charter of Justice was signed at Fort Cornwallis in Penang. 

“Penang founder Francis Light first saw the need to form a law enforcement agency when the population of the Prince of Wales Island (as Penang was known then) grew to more than 10,000 in 1789,” according to state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Koh Hong Sun, who has a keen interest in the history of the force. 

   

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