KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) announced today that all the Malaysian police must learn and speak English.
“We will begin using English for daily briefings and operations from today,” said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has previously directed the IGP to enhance the force’s command of English and bring it on par with the rest of the world, according to MalayMail.
“Today is indeed a history for PDRM. This is a drastic step for us. We kick started our five-day course for all senior officers.
“Not only speaking but they also have to write well in English,” he said this at the Royal Malaysia Police College in Cheras after launching the professional communication course.
The course to enhance English will be conducted by PDRM’s internal officers whom he indicated to possess sufficient command of the language, Fuzi added.
-Malaysia World News