PM calls on cops to improve work performance, restore integrity

MELAKA: All members of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), at all levels, must improve their work performance in maintaining public order and security in the country as well as restoring the integrity of the force, says the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the act of a handful of police officers reportedly involved in graft and abuses of power had sullied the image of the police force.

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“Hence, I would like the cooperation of the police of all ranks to improve their behaviour as we (the current administration) try to change the nation's image and system.

“Despite (the government) achieving excellent records in various aspects, the country’s reputation was also smeared due to corruption and abuses of power,” he said after visiting the Melaka Tengah police headquarters at Bandar Hilir here on Saturday (Feb 9).

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Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh was also present at the event.

Anwar said the force needs officers with professionalism to deflect the wrongdoings of the handful.

Separately, Anwar said he would make sure the poor conditions of quarters for the police force, army and other government departments undergo a facelift and the works on improving the conditions of these homes are expedited.

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