No quota system in police intake

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  • Saturday, 03 Apr 2004

WITH reference to the letter, Determined to be a policeman” by Jackson Chan (The Star, March 27), the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) would like to emphasise that it does not have a quota system in its intake.  

The selection of applicants is based on PDRM’s needs and only those who have the required qualifications as advertised would be considered. 

The PDRM is now in its final stage of processing 5,912 applications for the posts of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (Cadet ASP), which was advertised in January.  

However, only 50 would be selected. 

The short-listing would take into account the applicants’ physical and academic qualifications followed by a four-day assessment test.  

The assessment is to check if the applicants are physically and mentally fit or suitable for the job.  

After this, successful applicants would be called for an oral interview. 

Applicants who pass the interview would be subjected to a security vetting and medical test.  

Only on passing these tests would an applicant be offered training at the police training centre. 

The same applies to Jackson Chan who has applied for the post of Cadet ASP. 


Public Relations Officer, 

Royal Malaysia Police. 

(via e-mail)  

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