Police escorts for ex-PMs with court cases end once appeals exhausted, says IGP

PETALING JAYA: Police escorts for former prime ministers will only be rescinded for those facing criminal charges after their appeals have been finalised in court, says Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani (pic).

The Inspector-General of Police said in a statement on Tuesday (Nov 16) that police escort privileges were accorded according to the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

"Lately the police have seen several comments regarding the privileges of safety and traffic escorts for former prime ministers.

"At this time the police provide these services to all former prime ministers. For those facing charges in court, the police will continue on providing these privileges until the appeal process has been finalised by the court," he said.

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