'Blue tiger' mascot to give M'sian cops friendly face

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - A blue tiger' will become the mascot of the Royal Malaysia Police from tomorrow.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the people-friendly mascot would be introduced as part of a rebranding exercise in conjunction with the 205th Police Day celebrations.

"This mascot will be the icon of the police force and will follow us on our programmes and roadshows nationwide," he said in Bukit Aman yesterday.

"We want to portray a fresh and friendly image to the public, and the mascot would be a fitting way to do so," he said.

He added the force would also enhance its intelligence gathering process.

Ismail also said police investigation officers nationwide would be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills on how to use the latest technology.

He added all investigating officers should know how to utilise new technologies to combat new age crime.

"The community has new ways to reach out to people with the emergence of social networking sites," he said.

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