IGP hopes security allocation will be okayed

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic) hopes the Dewan Rakyat will approve Budget 2021 to enable the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to maintain security and public order.

“The country’s security is under control and the police will continue to monitor any activities nationwide, while remaining focused on tasks with the Health Ministry to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, ” said Abdul Hamid when asked to comment on the ongoing winding-up debate of the Supply Bill 2021 related to the Budget in Dewan Rakyat.

“The police are constantly maintaining security and public order on top of implementing the movement control order’s standard operating procedures, ” he told Bernama.

He also expressed confidence that political leaders will play their respective roles with maturity and sense of responsibility for the Budget to be approved.

It was reported that an allocation of RM17bil in Budget 2021 for the Home Ministry will be utilised to beef up national security, as well as to further strengthen the services and delivery system of PDRM.

Separately, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also urged MPs to “vote wisely” on Budget 2021”for the benefit of the people and country that is currently facing the pandemic.”

He added that the Ministry was confident the MPs were well aware of the current situation faced by the country currently.

There have been rumblings among opposition lawmakers and several government backbenchers over support for the Budget. — Bernama

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