By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Jan 24: If there is one thing police personnel here can do to make their chief ACP Lim Meng Seah happy, it is to quit smoking altogether.
Lim often tells his men that smoking is not only hazardous to their health but to others as well.
In fact, he was so concerned with seeing cigarette butts at police stations and headquarters, that in April last year, he issued a smoking ban in these places.
During the Miri police’s monthly assembly this morning, he expressed his support for the smoking ban in eateries and government buildings, including police stations.
In his speech, he also reminded his men to stay clear of drugs as it would not only affect them personally but their work as police personnel, too.
He also reminded them to be committed in discharging their duties.
“Avoid getting yourself involved in negative activities. Strengthen policing standards to elevate public confidence in the force,” he said.
On the Miri crime index, he said there was a dropped of two cases last year when compared to the figure in 2017.
“The figure means a lot to us because with the population of the city at more than 400,000, we managed to keep hold of the crime index,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, during the assembly, 31 cops of various rank and file were awarded certificates for jobs well done.
Leading the list of award recipients was Sgt Simon Rabing, who is attached to the Miri Traffic Division.
Simon, from Nanga Geremai in Kanowit, was the proud recipient of the Bentara Pasukan Polis (BPP) award two years ago for his excellent service to the force, which he joined 40 years ago. He received the award from the 15th Yang di-Pertua Agong Sultan Muhammad V in 2017.
More than 100 police personnel of various ranks were present at today’s assembly. — DayakDaily