KUALA LUMPUR — December 15, 2016: The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) is proposing to work with the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) for better enforcement.
The decision was made to tighten enforcement to combat leakages or smuggling of the subsidised item in the border areas.
Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said his ministry is drafting a proposal to increase its enforcement operation under the National Blue Ocean Strategy. The proposal will be presented to the Cabinet in January.
“We need to cooperate with APM because they have 10,000 members that can help the ministry’s 2,500 enforcement officers. It is hoped that it will give more strength to our group,” he said today.
Hamzah has discussed the proposal with Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.
“They have agreed. I have asked my officer to draft a proposal because members of APM and Rela are not on duty fulltime and we need to see how we can use their services to help us,” he said. — Bernama