IGP Urged Penang Govt To Closed Down BPS



GEORGE TOWN, Dec 2 – The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar urged Penang State Government to clouse down Voluntary Patrol Body (BPS), declaring that it was of “no use” due to Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is still able to maintain public safety in the state.

He said, such as the establishment of the Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS), which is banned in November last year, BPS is also likely to be banned because it was not illegal as it was under the auspices of the state Village Development and Security Committee. Khalid warned BPS it will face the music if it is not dissolved, although he did not give any timeframe for it to do so.

“We all know PPS has been confirmed as an organization is not an authorized, so I advise the state government to dissolve it as the police are capable of ensuring there is public order in Penang,” he told reporters at a press conference in Universiti Sains Malaysia today.

He then suggested that BPS members join the community policing initiative under the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), adding that could help the men in blue and “not take over their jobs”. BPS was launched by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on 13 November last year at Penang island, while 12 November last year on mainland. 

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