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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain (front left) and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre) during the Malaysia Madani programme with the PDRM Department of Internal Security and Public Order at the Kulim GOF Battalion 2, in Kulim, Kedah, on July 15, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

PM announces RM150 mln allocation for maintenance of facilities of KDN agencies

KULIM, July 15 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today announced the approval of a RM150 million allocation for the maintenance of facilities of agencies under the Home Ministry (KDN), to ensure the comfort of the country’s security forces personnel.

He said the government approved a RM45 million allocation specifically for repair and upgrading work and procurement of equipment at 117 General Operations Force (GOF) control posts, and RM40 million for Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom)-related infrastructure and facilities.

“For PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) quarters with broken floors, (problematic) toilets, I approved an allocation of RM50 million (for the maintenance of police stations and quarters).

“I also approved RM15 million for the Prisons Department (work to repair quarters and facilities),” Anwar said when speaking at the Malaysia Madani programme with the PDRM Department of Internal Security and Public Order at the Kulim GOF Battalion 2, earlier today.

Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

Anwar, who is also the Finance Minister, said the relevant ministries and parties must table the action plan for projects under the RM150 million allocation at the coming Cabinet meeting.

“I announced today, on Monday there must be action from the Finance Ministry… The IGP (Inspector-General of Police), KSU (KDN secretary-general) and Minister can check all the progress.

“It means at the coming Cabinet meeting, the reports must be on the table regarding my announcement today… because we do not want anyone to think that the minister or Prime Minister’s job is just to make announcements, but not implementing them,” he said.

Anwar said the government has, overall, provided a total allocation of RM350 million this year to upgrade KDN agency facilities for the welfare of security forces personnel.

In Budget 2023, the government provided a development allocation of RM200 million for the maintenance of facilities of several agency quarters under KDN, including the PDRM and Prisons Department.

— Bernama

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