KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 – The Home Ministry and Penang state government have come to a mutual agreement on the fate of the Penang Volunteer Corps (PPS). Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said had met with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Parliament yesterday and the latter had called for a solution to the PPS crisis.
“We are going to replace PPS with a community policing system, such as the ones already practised in several states nationwide, where all the members will be screened to check for criminal backgrounds. “We will also prepare a standardised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be employed by all members nationwide, which includes uniforms,” he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman police headquarters today. “I can confirm that he (Lim) had agreed to this.”