BAGAN DATUK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced another RM2mil allocation to the Police Heritage Trust Fund (TAWP).
He said with the allocation, the accumulated fund now stood at RM5mil.
“Now, I leave the responsibility to Datuk Seri Zulkifli (Abdullah), via the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) high-powered motorcycle convoy, to raise another RM5mil for the TAWP, so that it will have RM10mil to carry out police programmes nationwide.” Dr Ahmad Zahid said this during a lunch with the convoy participants and Home Ministry personnel at the Hutan Melintang police station here yesterday.
Zulkifli is the Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director.
On Jan 15, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the government would allocate RM3mil annually to the TAWP for three years for the welfare of the police pensioners and their families.
In his speech, Dr Ahmad Zahid also called on all parties to contribute to TAWP in appreciation of retired policemen for their deeds and contributions.
“Peace is not something that falls from the sky, it is a result of police efficiency while carrying out their duties, and it requires cooperation from the public,” he said.
The Home Minister and Bagan Datuk MP said a new district police headquarters would be built in Bagan Datuk and that 280 new posts would be created for police personnel stationed at the headquarters.
Dr Ahmad Zahid said a total of RM138mil has been allocated to build the new district police headquarters and it was expected to be completed by 2020.
Earlier, Dr Ahmad Zahid led a police high-powered motorcycle convoy from Tanjung Karang to Hutan Melintang to raise fund for TAWP in conjunction with the 211th Police Day this year.
The convoy kicked off at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur and made a brief stopover in Tanjong Karang and in Sungai Besar, Selangor, before arriving at Hutan Melintang at about noon.
About RM134,000 was raised in Tanjung Karang and Sungai Besar for the fund.
The three-day journey would also cover Pahang before ending in Negri Sembilan.