KUALA LUMPUR: Salaries, logistics and requirements of lower-ranked police personnel will be given priority in efforts to enhance the integrity of the police force, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic).
He said the salaries earned by police with the rank of sergeant and below were low and not enough to cover the cost of living especially for those stationed in the cities.“I’ve asked the government to reconsider salaries to make it comparable with those of policemen in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and in other developed countries.
“Only by raising salaries can the risk of corruption be reduced and other temptations to commit crimes (to earn money) can also be minimised,” he said.
Abdul Hamid expressed his hope that the government would consider the services of the Royal Malaysia Police personnel as special as they were entrusted with great and equally dangerous authority and power.
“I understand the government’s (financial) situation but you cannot put a price on security,” he said.
“I appeal to the government to provide more allocation and Insya-Allah (God willing) as the IGP I will work to ensure that there will be no deviations in the provisions allocated.” — Bernama