Home Office to discuss police pay issues, PM says

BERA (October 17): The Home Office (KDN) will discuss the issue of police and staff salaries with relevant ministries and agencies as the issue requires further study, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail said Sabri Yaakob.

He said the talks would involve, among others, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Civil Service Department (JPA).

“The matter requires careful discussion as it involves finances,” he told a press conference after attending the DSP graduation ceremony for Bera Police Chief Superintendent Mansor Samsudin, at the Bera District Police Headquarters, Sunday.

The ceremony was conducted by Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani. Bera Police Deputy DSP N. Kumaran of ASP to DSP is also promoted.

Ismail Sabri said this in response to a recent media report that the low salaries and allowances of police personnel, especially the lower ranks, were causing problems, including debt. We learn that the last revision of police salaries dates from 2010.

He praised the police for their excellent performance as the frontline of Covid-19, while being busy with their task of maintaining national security and public order.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri, who is a member of Parliament from Bera, brought good news to more than 150,000 residents of the constituency by announcing the construction of several new police stations and police stations and the modernization of existing ones.

The new police stations and stations would be in Felda Tembagau, Charuk Puting, Felda Bukit Mendi and Bera Selatan.

The Prime Minister also announced an allocation of over 2 million RM for the repair of police station quarters in Bera, Kuala Bera, Mengkarak, Kemayan, Bandar 32 and Felda Mayam, among others.

“The increase in staff and the construction of new police stations will give the inhabitants of Bera confidence in terms of safety and provide them with better service,” he added.