SHAH ALAM, July 31: The State Government has readied provisions for the training and placement of auxiliary police at local authorities (PBT) in Selangor.
However, the application is still pending approval from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to implement.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government plans to provide at least 30 enforcement officers to PBTs to be trained as auxiliary police.
According to Abdul Khalid, the provisions proposed is RM3,000 per person for training which will be conducted by PDRM.
“The State Government is mindful of the sporadic crimes involving firearms which have become more widespread lately.
“Although public safety responsibilities are under the jurisdiction of the Central Government, the Selangor Government is willing to contribute as much as possible to ensure that the safety of the public is guaranteed,” he said.
Abdul Khalid said this after chairing the Exco meeting at the Selangor State Secretariat Building here today.
Recently, PDRM only approved the application to allow 20 Petaling Jaya CIty Council (MBPJ) enforcement officers to be auxiliary police.
“But this permission is meaningless because the authority of the auxiliary police is very limited to only one task only, which is to control the MBPJ building,” said Abdul Khalid.
Therefore, the State Government will apply again to PDRM and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) in effort to cooperate with the authorities to combat crime, including cases involving firearms.