Bukit Aman gives the thumbs-up to budget allocation
The Star November 03, 2018
PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman welcomes the allocation set aside for the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) during the tabling of Budget 2019, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic). The Inspector-General of Police said the police force would benefit from the RM5.2bil allocated for the 24 joint public-private projects based on open-tender concept for schools, army camps, police stations and fire stations, as well as affordable housing. “PDRM also receives various incentives, including the RM500 one-off payments for qualified retirees, as well as seven days of unrecorded leave for non-Muslims civil servants for religious reasons. “The RM7,000 tax deduction for civil servants who opted for the pension scheme in order to encourage them to get insurance coverage is also a good move by the government,” he said in a statement on Saturday (Nov 3). He gave the thumbs-up to the RM5.9bil allocated for the Home Ministry and Defence Ministry, as well as RM400mil for the maintenance and repairs of government quarters, especially those of police, army and teachers. “We are also grateful to the government for allocating RM7.1bil for development in the security section and the RM500 special payments to all civil servants grade 54 and below, and the RM250 for retirees. “We will optimise the funds allocated to ensure that our level of service for the rakyat is not jeopardised,” he said.