Perak Police Contingent and the Perak Media Club held separate cycling events both starting at the Senior Police Officers’ Mess, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh on the morning of Saturday, April 6.
The Police’s charity ride was in conjunction with the 206th Police Day celebration while the media club’s event was solely to collect donations for the victims of the recent Lahad Datu terrorist incursion. Both events were flagged off by Perak Police Chief, DCP Dato’ Pahlawan Mohd Shukri Dahlan at 7am and 7.30am respectively.
The media group, consisting of cyclists from KPJ, MBI, Hotel MH, UMNO Ipoh, MIC Ipoh and NGOs, were the first to be flagged off. The group cycled to Chemor, Sg Siput and Kuala Kangsar. The local police stations there served as check cum donation collection points from well wishers.
Several dignitaries, including the Second Finance Minister and the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office were on hand to receive the riders at these checkpoints. A total of about RM30,000 was collected. The sum will be handed over to Bukit Aman by the Perak Police Contingent.
The second group, consisting mainly of police personnel, made its way to the Polo Ground for some aerobic exercises. After aerobics, the group cycled to Rumah Anak Yatim Nurul Iman in Manjoi while the Police Chief dropped by Hospital Tuanku Bainun to visit some sick patients. They then returned to the Officers’ Mess for lunch before dispersing.
It was a significant morning for the Perak Police Contingent when it witnessed the official handing over of duties for the posts of Deputy Chief Police Officer, Officer-in-Charge of Police District Ipoh and Chief of Commercial Crime Investigation Department.
Outgoing Deputy Chief Police Officer, SAC1 Dato’ Pahlawan Zakaria Yusof now heads the Management Science Centre at the Royal Malaysia Police College, Kuala Lumpur. Joining him at the college as Head of the Police Sciences Division is ACP Azisman Alias, the outgoing OCPD Ipoh.
The new Deputy CPO is Ipoh-born SAC 1 Dato’ Paramasivam a/l Arunasalam. The new acting OCPD Ipoh is ACP Sum Chang Keong.
Meanwhile, the new head of Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Supt Maszely Minhad, succeeded Supt Amarjit Singh a/l Cher Singh. Amarjit is now head of the criminal investigation unit for securities and commodities in Bukit Aman.
The handing-over ceremony, held at the Senior Police Officers’ Mess, Ipoh, was witnessed by the state police chief, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato’ Pahlawan Mohd Shukri bin Dahlan and other senior officers from the contingent.
Officers contact numbers:
SAC 1 Dato’ Paramasivam – 019-600 0206
ACP Sum Chang Keong – 012-656 5305
Supt Maszely – 019-286 2209
The Perak Police Contingent led by its chief, DCP Dato’ Pahlawan Zakaria Dahlan, organised a crime awareness programme in Kamunting recently. Its primary objective was to educate residents as to the roles of the police in crime prevention and the kind of assistance the people could provide.
The site picked was the Kamunting’s wet market, which is the nerve centre of this prominent Taiping suburb. Getting the public involved in crime prevention is seldom successful due to several negating factors, apathy being a major consideration. People’s fear of “getting involved” has dogged the Police force since time immemorial.
The awareness programme got the blessing of the state government. Chief Minister, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir gave his tacit approval by making his presence felt. Zambry, along with the Chief Police Officer and senior police and government officials, took to the streets in a walkabout within the market square. They stopped by to chat with shoppers and traders. This informal and impromptu approach was well received by the morning crowd. Dispensing with formality seemed second-nature to the Chief Minister.
Booths set up by the police to showcase their roles and responsibilities were well patronised by the public. Most were attracted to the booth on career prospects in the police force. In spite of their onerous message, skits depicting cyber crimes got the most publicity. The one on careless online chat was a clear winner.
To assuage public’s fear, Zambry reaffirmed that crime rates in Perak had dropped by 15 percentage points compared to last year. The rates, he reiterated, could be further reduced if the public play their part in crime prevention. He asked that they cooperate fully with the men in blue.