KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) — The Home Ministry will study the proposal for auxiliary police or police volunteer reserves to replace the security guards supplied by security companies to guard government offices and housing areas.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was because the move would have financial implications on the government and require amendments to the relevant law.
“We will study the matter, taking into consideration the views of non-governmental organisations, the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) and the Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry before making a decision.”
Ahmad Zahid said this in response to the suggestion by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor on Nov 24 for the security guards at all government offices be replaced by auxiliary policemen to avoid any untoward incident from happening.
He said both proposals would be brought to the cabinet before being tabled in parliament for a more specific law to be enacted on security provision and procedures.
Earlier, he presented the medal, Pingat Kedaulatan Negara (PKN) to 156 policemen involved in ‘Op Daulat’ in Lahad Datu, Sabah in February.
Also present were Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.