Lim to meet Home Ministry over BPS
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.