Police demo marks drive to attract Chinese recruits

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: About 400 police personnel will be showing off their skills on Saturday when they take part in MCA’s nationwide Kempen Kerjaya PDRM launch to attract more Chinese to join the force. 

Assistant management director (services) acting Senior Asst Comm II Yusof Asit told a press conference yesterday that the personnel would be involved in all aspects of the launch. 

Among them, he said were a 60-man strong band, 100 members from the self-defence team, 70 members from the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), 10 members from the dog unit and 10 members from the Special Action Force. 

MCA Youth chief Datuk Ong Tee Keat and organising chairman Tan Yew Chong also attended the press conference. 

MCA president and Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting will be launching the campaign in BB Plaza at Jalan Bukit Bintang.  

Organised by MCA Youth, the campaign themed “Keselamatan Negara, Tanggungjawab Bersama” (The nation’s safety is the responsibility of everyone) will highlight all the disciplines in the police force. 

Tan revealed that among the highlights are a career talk by Malacca State police chief Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Christopher Wan, exhibitions in weaponry, history and career in the police force, horse and air unit, and demonstrations by the FRU, dog unit and Special Action Force. 

The campaign is being held to encourage more Chinese youth to join the police after it was revealed recently that there was a lack of Chinese in the force. Among the reasons cited was the low salary given. 

When MCA Youth recommended for a hike in salary, it was not for the Chinese alone, said Tee Keat. 

“We are doing it in good faith for everyone so that the police force would be more attractive,” he said.  

Tee Keat said a meeting would be held today to discuss the production of a VCD, which would be used as part of the campaign to attract more Chinese into the force. 

“We will use information given by the police but we have our own consultants to produce the VCD. It will be distributed through community-based NGOs,” he added.  

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