More Sikh cops needed in Malaysia: says IGP

Kula Lumpur, Malaysia: More Sikh policemen are needed as history has shown their outstanding ability in restoring peace and public order, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.

Paying tribute to Sikh cops for their contributions to the nation, he said they were noted for being obedience to superior orders.

“Sikh cops are synonymous with policing activities as they were instrumental in maintaining peace since the colonial era.

“During the colonial era, they came into the spotlight for breaking up fights between groups.

“This tradition of service par excellence in policing is maintained until today and we showed our gratitude to the Sikh community by providing a site for construction of Gurdwara Sahib in Pulapol (Police Training Centre),” he told reporters after opening the temple’s dining hall at Pulapol here, today.

He said ironically, the number of Sikh cops in the police at present was merely 272 and it had to be beefed up by recruiting young people from the community. Ismail said the construction of the Gurdwara Sahib in Pulapol also symbolized the police’s concern for the welfare of the Sikh community. Bernama.

Source: The Sun Daily

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