KUALA LUMPUR: The Security Industry Association of Malaysia (PIKM) has rubbished the allegation that owners of some 400 security firms leased out their licences to a third party.
Association president Datuk Seri Ramli Yusuff said the allegation, which was made by the Selangor and Federal Territory Security Industry Association (SWiSS), was a “serious matter”.
Countering the allegation, he said since late last year, 899 security firms with licences had registered with PIKM.
“Some 90% of the companies submitted information of their audited accounts for licence renewal while the rest have either not or just started their business.
“As of last year, licences for 57 companies were revoked due to various offences, including hiring foreign security guards without proper permits and leasing out their licences, ” he said.
He was responding to the allegation made by SWiSS, which was reported in a Malay daily.
SWiSS, said Ramli, had never held an official meeting or discussed with PIKM on the matter.
PIKM, he added, was appointed by the government as the Industry Lead Body (ILB) for the security industry in January last year under the Skill Development Department of the Human Resources Ministry.
“Thus, the development and implementation of skills training for the security industry must have the approval of PIKM based on government guidelines, ” he said, claiming to be the only entity recognised by the Home Ministry as the valid association to represent licensed security services companies.
“Every licensed security company must become a member of PIKM. It is also a requirement when renewing their licences, ” he reiterated.
Any information on offences committed by security companies would be referred to the authorities, he added.
“All PIKM members must abide by the laws. We urge the people not to be confused on the role and responsibilities of PIKM, ” he said.
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