Lim to meet Home Min­istry over BPS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Chief Min­is­ter Lim Guan Eng will meet Deputy Home Min­is­ter Datuk Nur Ja­zlan Mo­hamad to clear the air in mat­ters re­lat­ing to the for­ma­tion of the Vol­un­tary Pa­trol Body (BPS).

Lim said the BPS was parked un­der the Vil­lage Se­cu­rity, Safety and De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee (JKKK) and there were no ranks for the mem­bers.

He said JKKKs have two-year terms and so the JKKKs and their bu­reaus will have to be re­con­sti­tuted ev­ery two years. He added the cur­rent term fin­ishes at the end of 2016.

“I will clar­ify with him when I meet with him af­ter this Pe­nang Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly ses­sion is over,” he told a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

theSun on Wed­nes­day re­ported Nur Ja­zlan urg­ing the Pe­nang ad­min­is­tra­tion to reg­is­ter BPS with the Home Min­istry.

He re­port­edly said non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions or gov­ern­ment-linked or­gan­i­sa­tions must be reg­is­tered in order to per­form se­cu­rity re­lated work or roles.

BPS has been set up in 40 ar­eas in Pe­nang with RM30,000 al­lo­cated in each area and cur­rently has 607 mem­bers.

The BPS comes af­ter an ear­lier body, the Vol­un­tary Pa­trol Unit (PPS), was de­clared il­le­gal in 2014.

The state filed a judicial re­view in Jan­uary, 2015 and a de­ci­sion is sched­uled for Nov 22.

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