DUNGUN: Many policemen, including officers in the country have serious debt problems as a result of taking out too many loans.
Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Deputy Director of Management (Training) DCP T Narenasagaran said some had their salaries slashed by as much as 40% for loan repayments, hence making it difficult for them to manage their finances well.
“We should not easily give in to demands by family members if we cannot afford it,” he told reporters after a training parade for 199 police constables at the Police Training Centre here today.
He said members of the PDRM were required to obtain the approval of their superiors to apply for loans. He also said loan repayments were made through salary deductions which were stated on their salary slips.
The problem was that many police officers took out loans without the knowledge of their superiors, he added.
Earlier in his speech, Narenasagaran advised police trainees to embrace the concept of lifelong learning to improve themselves and become capable and dedicated policemen who served with integrity.
Meanwhile, three were named as best trainees – Constable Mohamad Hairul Azmeer Mohd Nasir, 22, from Machang, Kelantan; Mohamad Faizal Abdullah, 27, from Senai, Johor, and Makhzan Mukhtar, 27, from Kuantan, Pahang.