Home Ministry to discuss police salary issues, says PM Ismail Sabri

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (left) handing over the appointment letter for Bera OCPD Mansor Samsudin's promotion to Superintendent as Deputy Home Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Mohamed Said (second from left) and IGP Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani (right) look on. Photo: Bernama

BERA (Bernama): The Home Ministry will discuss the issue of salaries of police officers and rank-and-file personnel with the relevant ministries and agencies as the matter needs a more comprehensive study, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Prime Minister said the discussions would also involve, among others, the Finance Ministry and the Public Service Department.

"The matter needs in-depth discussions because it involves finance," he told a press conference after attending the wearing-of-rank ceremony from Deputy Superintendent to Superintendent for Bera OCPD Mansor Samsudin at the Bera District Police Headquarters here Sunday (Oct 17).

The ceremony was conducted by Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani. Also promoted was Bera deputy OCPD N. Kumaran, from ASP to DSP.

Ismail Sabri said this in response to a recent media report that the low salary and allowance of police personnel, especially the low-ranking ones, was the cause of them facing problems, including getting into debt.

It is learnt that the last review of police salaries was made in 2010.

The Prime Minister commended the police for their excellent performance as Covid-19 frontliners, while busy with their task in maintaining national security and public order.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri, who is Bera MP, brought good news to more than 150,000 residents in the constituency with the announcement of the construction of several new police stations and booths, and upgrading of existing ones.

The new police stations and booths would be in Felda Tembagau, Charuk Puting, Felda Bukit Mendi and Bera Selatan.

The Prime Minister also announced an allocation of more than RM2mil for repairs to the police station quarters in Bera, Kuala Bera, Mengkarak, Kemayan, Bandar 32 and Felda Mayam, among others.

"The increase in staff and building of new police stations will give confidence to the people of Bera in terms of security, as well as provide them with better service,” he added. - Bernama

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