Auxiliary Police for the People, Zahid Refused to Comment


KUALA LUMPUR, 1 OCT: The Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, when met in Parliament, refused to comment of the delayed application for the Selangor State Government to establish an Auxiliary Police (AP) force to keep the peace in all regions of Local Authorities.

Selangor Kini’s efforts to attain a response regarding the “special weapon” of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) did not yield as expected when the people of Selangor realised that the amount of police officers on the field is unable to curb the worsening crime.

“I do not want to comment on the matter now,” he told reporters after the House of Representatives session at the Parliament foyer today.

Selangor Kini previously reported that Local Authorities in Selangor have agreed that the establishment of the AP is necessary to help ease the burden of the police through security patrols in neighbourhoods.

To achieve this noble intention, Local Authorities in Selangor are not only applying to establish their own AP teams, but is also asking the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to allow for the powers of the AP to be expanded to maintain peace in neighbourhoods.

So far, their power only allows them to guard premises belonging to local authorities.

At the insistence of the public, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) finally agreed to give their approval to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to establish an auxiliary police force of 50 members, but it is still only to guard the premises.

Application for other local authorities has still not been approved.

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