GROWING up with a father who served in the military, L/Kpl Muhamad Fikri Mohd Shukor was always interested in taking up a similar job.
However, instead of joining the army, the 25-year-old opted for a career with the Royal Malaysian Police.
“I am the second among four siblings. My elder brother followed my father’s footsteps and became a soldier while I joined the police force,” he said during the 216th Police Day celebration at Johor police headquarters in Johor Baru.
State deputy police chief Deputy Comm M. Kumar presided over the event where 167 officers, staff and members of the public received certificates,
Muhamad Fikri has been a cop for four years now and is currently attached to the state police Criminal Investigation Department.
“I was born in Perak but raised in Port Dickson because my father was posted to different areas. Growing up, he always stressed on the importance of discipline.
“My brother and I always looked up to him. My father played a major role in influencing us to join the army and police,” said Muhamad Fikri.
Meanwhile Johor police Management Department administrative officer Supt Aziman Wardi, 60, who also received a certificate, will be retiring after 38 years with the force.
He spent about 20 years of his career in Sabah and Sarawak before being posted to his home state of Johor in 2006.
“I will be retiring on April 6 this year and become a civilian. I have so many cherished memories of the challenges of being a law officer.
“I look forward to taking a break and going on a much-needed vacation with my wife,” said the father of two.
Aziman thanked his senior officers, especially Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat, for their wisdom and advice.
He also reminded young officers and personnel to adhere to instructions given and always be proud of wearing the police uniform.
“Always carry out your duty as policemen with full discipline, responsibility and honour. The public rely on us to safeguard them from danger,” he said.