Ex­plore ca­reer as fire­men, In­dian youths urged

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IN­DIAN youths in the coun­try should show more ini­tia­tive to join the Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment, Makkal Osai re­ported the depart­ment’s Kuala Lumpur branch di­rec­tor Khirud­din Drah­man as say­ing.

The branch has 19 fire sta­tions with 983 of­fi­cers serv­ing in var­i­ous roles, but only 20 of those of­fi­cers are from the In­dian com­mu­nity.

Khirud­din was speak­ing at the depart­ment’s third an­nual Deep­avali gath­er­ing when he urged In­dian youths to ex­plore the op­por­tu­ni­ties await­ing them in the fire ser­vices.

Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the in­ter­views should un­der­stand the roles played by the depart­ment to en­sure their suc­cess, he added.

> Po­lice in Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia, towed a car while a woman was breast­feed­ing her sick child in­side it, Malaysia Nan­ban re­ported.

The woman re­port­edly parked her car by the road­side to feed her baby when tow truck op­er­a­tors turned up and hooked up the car to be towed with­out ask­ing her to get down. De­spite the woman’s pleas and sev­eral by­standers’ at­tempts to rea­son with the traf­fic po­lice­men in charge, her car was towed away.

The of­fi­cer in charge was sus­pended af­ter videos of the in­ci­dent were shared on­line.

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