JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 5 2012 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will expedite implementation of phase two of the National key Result Areas (NKRZ) of reducing crime to increase the people's confidence for their safety in the country.
NKRA secretariat chairman Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said a fund of RM591 million had been set aside to implement phase two of the NKRA on crime reduction as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib through the 2013 Budget.
The allocation was made after taking into account the views of various quarters, including through dialogues, 'omnipresence' programme and the prime minister's walkabout, he added.
He told a media conference after a meeting on NKRA implementation with security agencies and non-governmental organisations at the Johor police contingent headquarters here today that phase two of NKRA would be launched by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein on Oct 14 in Johor.
Under phase two of NKRA, 1,000 motorcycles will be allocated for the Motorcycle Patrol Unit which will patrol housing areas, business complexes, schools and the public areas.
The police force, he said would also be getting another 10,000 volunteers, including 900 in Johor.
"This shows that the government is serious in wanting to reduce crime. We will prove to the people that they will get what has been promised to them to ease their concern on their safety," he added.
Also present at the function were Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff, his deputy, Datuk Ismail Yatim and Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) director for crime reduction, Eugene Teh.