KOTA BARU: More than 100 schools in Kelantan have applied for security escort services to prevent untoward incidents when making cash withdrawals of early school assistance (BAP) at the bank.
Kelantan police chief Comm Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the applications were submitted by primary and secondary school headmasters starting last week.
"The police view the applications seriously because it involves a large amount of money.
"We advise schools to submit this application to ensure safety when withdrawing the money,” he told reporters after an engagement session between Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) undergraduates from the Volunteer Police (Suksis); Correctional (Siskor); Civil Defence (Sispa) and Reserve Officers Training Unit (Palapes Army, Navy and Air Force), and students of SMK Raja Sakti here Wednesday (Jan 18)
Comm Zaki said apart from schools, other parties who need security escort services while making withdrawals involving large amounts of cash can also submit an application.
"The application needs to be submitted early to facilitate the police to make plans, including avoiding peak hours when road congestion will occur,” he said. - Bernama