KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen proposed additional allowances for lower-ranked police officers had been submitted to Public Service Department for review.
Deputy home minister Datuk Masir Kujat said if the proposals were approved by the department, it would lessen the burden of these police officers.
“The extra money will help the police officers to deal with the high cost of living.
“It will also help those with low salaries as each rank will be given incentive’s,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.
He was responding to a question Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman (PKR-Indera Mahkota) on steps taken by the ministry to assist low-ranked police officers tackle the rising cost of living.
Masir also said the government carried out various efforts to ensure the welfare of police officers and their families being taken care off.
“When tabling the 2018 Budget, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had also announced the building of 10,000 units of 1Malaysia Public Servants Housing-PDRM, realising that many retired police personnel are still living in rented houses.
“PDRM has also been allocated RM30.5 million for the maintenance of its staff quarters, offices and other facilities. Besides these, there were 13 quarters extension projects for 2016,” said Masir.
He said the health screening centre set up at Bukit Aman as a pioneer project to facilitate health checks for police personnel would also be expanded in future.
“We also provide transit houses for family members accompanying those police personnel receiving treatment at hospitals, while there are 19 haemodialysis centres across the country that provide free treatment for police personnel with kidney disease.”
Masir said childcare centres and kindergartens had also been set up at workplaces and PDRM housing complexes to reduce the cost of sending their children to other care centres.
To a supplementary question from Datuk Noor Azmi Ghazali (BN-Bagan Serai) on proactive approaches taken to ensure police personnel were not involved in corruption, he said PDRM’s Department of Integrity and Standard Compliance was doing the monitoring and taking action against the errant personnel.
Reports by: FARHANA SYED NOKMAN, AINA NASA AND TEH ATHIRA YUSOF