Tan inspired by ‘Bad Boys’


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 13 May 2004

BY FREDERICK FERNANDEZ

KLANG: The movie “Bad Boys” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two bizarre cops inspired Tan Ter Seeng, 20, to seek a career in the police force. 

“In the movie, the two policemen had to put aside their personal differences and work together to solve crimes. 

“The movie also showed another side of the lives of the two policemen, with them going the extra mile to gets things done,” said Tan, who is from Taman Klang Utama, Klang. 

HOPEFUL APPLICANT:ASP Wong Kam Seng from Bukit Aman, who was overseeing the interview, speaking to Tan at the Klang district police station Wednesday.

He added it had always been his dream since school to become a cop. 

“I know most Chinese youths may have reservations about joining the police force but that’s not the case with me as I am determined to become a policeman. 

“I have also received strong encouragement from my parents to do so,” said Tan, adding that it was a profession that came with a heavy responsibility. 

Asked about some people’s reservations that the job was dangerous, he said every occupation had its risks. 

“It is more important how cautious an individual is when discharging his duties,” he added. 

Tan said he did not have much problem with the physical test. 

“I keep myself fit by playing badminton and football regularly,” he said. 

Tan was one of the two Chinese youths who attended the two-day open interview for police constables at the Klang district police station, which ended yesterday. 

M. Vikneswaran was also among those at the interview. The 22 year-old had come all the way from Nibong Tebal, Penang, with two other friends to fulfil their dream of becoming policemen. 

“I have always been fascinated by the blue uniform worn by policemen as I think it is not only smart but also depicts authority,” said Vikneswaran. 

He added that although a policeman’s job was quite demanding, he was confident he could fit in quite comfortably. 

Asked why he and his friends had travelled all the way to Klang to attend the interview, Vikneswaran said two other youths from his neighbourhood had been successful in their applications last year after attending interviews here. 

“They told me there was a better chance here as initially they had not been short-listed after attending interviews in Penang and Taiping,” said Vikneswaran. 

A total of 240 youths attended the two-day interview for police constables in Klang. About 30 were short-listed.  

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