‘State’s riot units can as­sume FRU’s role’

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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.”

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