KUALA LUMPUR: Only 10% of the police force will be on leave during the Hari Raya holidays, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
He said this was part and parcel of the police’s commitment to keeping the peace and security in the country during the festivities.
“Only those working in the office will be allowed to go on leave for Hari Raya. The other departments like Traffic and the General Operations Force (PGA) will be on duty.
“We will also be stepping up patrols on the roads and housing areas during this time to make sure that these areas are safe,” he said.
Abdul Hamid was speaking to reporters at Bukit Aman yesterday after the handing over of Hari Raya goodies to officers who will be on duty during the holidays.
“The priority for the police is to maintain peace in the country, even if it means having to miss the Hari Raya celebration with family members.
“Our men will be hard at work, watching over the country on land, water and air, while we go back to our hometowns to celebrate with our families,” he added.
A total of 3,710 boxes of Raya goodies will be distributed to the deployed policemen this year.