KOTA KINABALU: A massive police recruitment exercise not seen in the nation for the past 43 years is set to take off next year, thanks to Budget 2013.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the last mass recruitment for the police force was conducted in 1969.
“The budget announcement includes an increase in police force strength. Previous expansion exercises has not been in pace with the country's demographics,” he said, adding that there are now 110,000 police personnel serving 28.3 million people.
“This means that there is one policeman for every 257 people in the country,” he said after attending a gathering with Rela members in Beaufort yesterday. Read more ......