More training centres for 12,000 police recruits a year
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw reiterates that the Government set up more training centres, employing more instructors, instilling better discipline and add more facilities for 12,000 recruits a year, from 2008 to 2013.
The police must confirm whether it is still true that the facilities are for training only 4,000 recruits a year. There must be greater efforts to recruit more non-Malays.
The police must implement 125 recommendations of the Royal Commission, including Independent Police Complaint and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
Dr Tan repeated his suggestions in the House on 24.3.2008.
Last year the Cabinet made a decision to increase the police force from 80,000 to 140,000 in the next five years. The police has contributed to the security of the nation. We need more and better police personnel to cater for the modern world.
According to the police, in the last three years, there were 565,546 criminal cases, an average of 170,000 cases a year in the country. In the same period, there were 10,557 cases, an average of 3,600 cases, in the Kepong constituency.
We are aware that the police is taking steps such as placing more personnel in crime-prone areas, increasing the number of patrol cars and having more police stations. These require more recruits of calibre and facilities.
Is it better to divide the Sentul Police District into two?
Besides training 12,000 recruits a year, the police must consider seriously the proposal to split the Sentul Police District , which is the biggest in Kuala Lumpur, into Sentul and Wangsa Maju, or simply to increase the number of personnel and facilities under the Sentul District. Which is the better choice?
Dr Tan Seng Giaw