13 proposed additional allowances for low-ranked cops to be reviewed

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has submitted 13 proposed additional allowances for low-ranked members of the police force to be reviewed by the Public Service Department.

Its deputy minister Datuk Masir Kujat said the proposals were aimed at helping them deal with the rising cost of living.

“If approved, it will help the police personnel with low salaries as each rank will be given an incentive.” Masir said in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday in reply to a question from Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman (PKR-Indera Mahkota) on steps taken to assist low-ranked police personnel tackle the rising cost of living.

He said the government was also carrying out various other efforts to safeguard the welfare of police personnel and their families.

“When  tabling the 2018 Budget, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun 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. — Bernama