KUALA LUMPUR: Fifteen police officers received special honours at the 208th Police Day celebrations for displaying integrity and professionalism in their service to the nation.
They were awarded with certificates at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Jalan Semarak here yesterday.
Among them was Insp Nurul Huda Bustami who, at 28, was the youngest officer to receive the award at this year’s celebrations.
Insp Huda, attached to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Rembau district police headquarters, was grateful to receive the award although she had been in the service for only four years.
“I grew up in a family of policemen. My father and brother are both police officers.
“My family was surprised when someone as young as me received the award. They advised me to take care of myself and uphold my team,” she said.
Insp Huda told The Star that she had joined the Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corps (Kor Suksis) while studying Plant Resource Science and Management at University Malaysia Sarawak.
“After graduating from university, I applied for the position of inspector and received an offer.
“Although I am still inexperienced, receiving this award is a form of motivation and it lifts my spirits and encourages me to continue in this line,” she added.
When asked if she wanted to continue serving as an investigation officer, she said she “loves CID”.
“I remember working with my team to solve a murder case involving a Pakistani national who went missing for a few days before being found dead.
“The suspect had reported his employer (the Pakistani national) missing when, in fact, he had been murdered.
“I will always remember the level of cooperation displayed by our team in solving the case,” she said.
The other award recipients were ASP Noh Idris, Insp Juhaida Abdul Rahman, Insp Mohd Razly Mazli, Insp Khairul Azwan, ASP Wan Zulfadli Wan Mustafa, S/Insp Detektif Haji Hamidon Hashim, Kpl Noriayati Nasip, Sjn Nor Ezan Mohd Nasir, Sjn Sharif Shamsuddin, Sjn Aishah Mohd Kassim, Sjn Azmin Haji Yusoff, Hamidee Harun, Norhaniza Mohd Zamri and Rohiza Luhi.
Meanwhile, Supt Mohd Zaid Hassan received an award for coming up with the theme of this year’s celebrations, “Polis dan Masyarakat Berpisah Tiada” (Police and Society Will Not Be Separated).