Deputy CID chief: Youths from Chinese community encouraged to join police force

Abbot Dhammapala (right) ties a sacred threat to Lim's wrist for protection and good health at the event.

by Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, April 20: Youths from the Chinese community are still very much encouraged to join the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), says Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy chief ACP Lim Bak Phai.

Lim said that despite the increase in new recruits from the Chinese community recently, he hoped that more could join and bolster the ranks of the police force to better serve their respective communities.

“It is a noble profession with the opportunity to serve the nation.

“The minimal entry requirement is having a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or better still, a diploma. With that qualification, you could start with a rank of constable or higher.

“If you have a tertiary education qualifications, you could join as an officer, such as an inspector,” he explained.

Lim told reporters this after a congregation at the Kuching Buddhist Association in conjunction with the 216th Police Day Celebrations today. .

He said the celebration is a yearly event among police officers of the Buddhist faith and their families, coming together to pray for prosperity and peace in the country.

The congregation was conducted by the Abbot Brahmavihara Monastry And Retreat Centre, Melaka and the Theravada Buddhist Council Of Malaysia member Dr Dhamapala Mahathero. — DayakDaily