Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rela seeks allowance for staff during ops (Star)

Rela seeks allowance for staff during ops

PENANG: Rela hopes the Public Services Department (PSD) will approve the allowance for staff during raids and other activities.

Rela director-general Datuk Zaidon Asmuni said the request was submitted to PSD last month.

“JPA in its reply said they are now studying the request as well as those submitted by the police reserve unit, voluntary fire squad and JPA 3 (Civil Defence Force),” he said after closing the state Rela family day at the Penang Municipal Council park here on Monday.

Zaidon said Rela members had to fork out their own money for transportation and meals during such operations.

“We hope the allowance of RM24.20 for lower ranking members and RM34.20 for officers given to those participating in trainings and courses could be extended for operations,” he said.

On another matter, he said Rela was now devising new strategies to strengthen operation procedures.

Zaidon said all the state Rela directors had been asked to submit the name list of tailors who were engaged to provide Rela uniforms following the recent microchip heist at Second Air Cargo in Batu Maung involving robbers clad in Rela uniforms.

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