Rela To Provide Manpower To Curb Crime On The Streets

(Bernama) – KUALA LUMPUR:  The People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) is willing to cooperate with the Royal Malaysia Police to reduce crime on the streets as called for by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Monday.

Najib when announcing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the lead ministers for six national key results areas (NKRA) in Putrajaya said he wanted crime on the streets to be reduced by 20 percent by the end of 2010. Rela director-general Datuk Zaidon Asmuni said the corps would work hand-in-hand with the police in the matter.

"We will provide sufficient manpower if we were asked to assist… let's say if the police wanted 100 of our men in an operation to combat crime, we will provide the number asked," he told Bernama when contacted here today.

However, he said the decision whether to ask for Rela's help lay with the Inspector-General of Police.