Kelantan police freeze leave of 5,000 personnel to face floods


PASIR MAS: Leave for 5,000 policemen in Kelantan has been frozen as a preparation to face floods in the state.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Dr Ab Rahman Ismail said police officers and personnel who were on leave had also been recalled for duty to ensure smooth evacuation of flood victims.

“However, officers and personnel who are attending courses, meetings an on emergency leave will still be allowed to take their leave,” he told reporters after visiting the flood evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Rantau Panjang here today.

He also visited the Rantau Panjang Police Station which was submerged in 0.3 metre of floodwaters.

Ab Rahman said the state police had also divided its personnel into two teams which would be assigned to help victims and ensure safety during the monsoon season.

He also advised victims not to worry to take shelter at flood evacuation centres as the police would always monitor the security level at their residential areas.


FBA BD SFA NHA 02/01/2017 20-37ST

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