19 September 2007

Leave frozen for 76,000 policemen this festive season


KUALA LUMPUR: Only 20 per cent of the 96,000-strong police force will be allowed to go on leave this coming Hari Raya.

The remaining 76,000 policemen will be on duty during the holidays.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said yesterday only the leave of all traffic policemen had been frozen.

"Not all leave is frozen. Only that of the traffic policemen," he said after receiving 10,000 Hari Raya goodie packages for the force from Bakti (Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers).

Musa said the force, apart from regular duties and the usual Ops Sikap, would also be assisting the Road Transport Department in Ops Bersih, in which checks on buses are carried out.
On the Raya goodie packages, he said the gesture was appreciated and would help alleviate the feelings of loneliness for those on duty.

Musa received the donation from Bakti president and wife of the prime minister, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah.

Another 20,000 packages were given to the armed forces, represented by its chief, Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal, while 1,000 were presented to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director-general Admiral Datuk Mohammad Nik.

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