Najib announces new stadium, UTK building for police

ZAFIRA ANWAR and HANA NAZ HARUN


KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved two projects for the police in conjunction with the 210th National Police Day.


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the two projects were a new stadium at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) with a capacity of 35,000, and a new building for the Special Action Unit (UTK) in Semenyih.


"These two projects, brought by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as Home Minister, were approved by the government during the recent cabinet meeting.


"Hopefully, the new stadium in Pulapol will provide more comfort and more success for the police football team.


"Secondly, the cabinet also approved a new, high-tech building for the UTK in Semenyih," he said, adding that the UTK had been using an old building at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.


Najib, speaking at the 210th National Police Day celebration at Pulapol here today, also announced that the government would donate RM3 million to the Tabung Amanah Warisan Polis.


The fund, he added, was to honour those who had served the force.


Also present were Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Zahid, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, and former IGP Tun Hanif Omar.