‘State’s riot units can assume FRU’s role’
KUCHING: The present six Public Order Riot Units in Sarawak are enough to assume the role of the Federal Reserve Unit ( FRU), which is available in Peninsular Malaysia, during the next parliamentary elections.
Royal Malaysia Police Internal Security and Public Order Department (KPDKA) director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said there is no need for Sarawak to have the FRU.
“In Sarawak, there is no issue. The issue here is different from Peninsular Malaysia. It (the situation) is not too critical in Sarawak and I hope this will continue. This is one of the reasons why we don’t have FRU but Public Order Riot Units only in Sarawak,” he told a news conference after visiting the state General Operations Force ( PGA) headquarters in Batu Kawah here yesterday.
“We do assessment on a regular basis.”
He praised Sarawakians for playing a role in maintaining public order and added there are less political problems in the state.
“Instead of spending time on maintaining public order, we can channel our time and energy into combating crime and drug problems.
“For now, we don’t need FRU in Sarawak. Sarawak is unique because we don’t have FRU which is needed in Peninsular Malaysia to maintain public order.”
In Sarawak, PGA will play the role of FRU. The six Public Order Riot Units function the same and will assist police when it comes to public order.”