Enforcement agency personnel must have moral values, high discipline, says PM


MARANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants members of enforcement agencies to have high moral values and discipline in carrying out the task of defending national security.

He said if these aspects are successfully imbued in all enforcement personnel, the goal of raising the dignity of the nation and its people can be achieved at a faster pace.

"We don't lack people who are good at talking, from the coffee shop to Parliament.

"What we lack is people who have a spirit of discipline and good values.

"For that reason, I urge all parties (to) understand the agenda of change... if you want to raise the dignity of the people and the country, you cannot use the old methods," he said when speaking at a session with Home Ministry staff at the Marang district police headquarters here on Wednesday (July 10).

Therefore, he urged all enforcement officers under the ministry to change both from a physical and spiritual aspect, bearing in mind their great responsibilities. – Bernama

In his speech, Anwar also announced an immediate allocation of RM1mil to repair 20 units of police quarters at IPD Marang that suffered damage after seeing the situation of the residences for himself.

"Next week, there will be RM1mil. I am asking the Home Ministry and the police to take immediate action. The issue must be resolved quickly so we can bring in another 20 families to live there.

"We are telling the police to defend the country and fight crime. But their houses are damaged... so I say we solve this problem as quick as possible," he said.

According to Anwar, for other police quarters that need repair, the ministry needs to bring recommendations on the matter and depending on its financial capacity, he assured that desperate cases would be resolved quickly this year. - Bernama

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