UUM ONLINE: 20 August - The establishment of the Undergraduate Volunteer Police (SUKSIS) Corps in universities is relevant to the purposes of developing the identity of the undergraduates in efforts to produce a younger generation that is disciplined and ready to face the future.
Delivering the speech on behalf of the Inspector-General of the Malaysian Police, Police Commissioner, Dato' Tajudin Mad Isa, who is the Director of the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department, said that the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) was proud of the diligent efforts taken to establish the SUKSIS Corps as one of the activities available to students in the university co-curriculum programme.
According to him, the establishment of the SUKSIS Corps helped in providing a perfect mould by which undergraduates could strengthen their self-discipline and shape their personal character through the many exercises they were required to participate in.
"I also believe that the Commandant of the SUKSIS Corps in each university has steered their respective voluntary body in an exemplary manner, thereby enhancing the image of the RMP as a leading enforcement body, and the RMP will continue to provide the support necessary to improve the quality of the SUKSIS Corps programme.
"In addition, I also hope that the youth, especially undergraduates or trainees in the SUKSIS Corps, will be more dynamic and be able to contribute their ideas and energy towards confronting the future, especially in terms of the economy, the people's wellbeing, and innovation, as specified in the 2050 National Transformation agenda," he said, at a special dinner held in conjunction with the 2017 13th Passing-out Parade Ceremony and Presentation of Appointment Certificates to Public University (PU) SUKSIS Corps Officers, at EDC Hotels & Resorts last night.
Meanwhile, the Commandant of the UUM SUKSIS Corps, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, said that UUM had set up the SUKSIS Corps in 2002 and that its first batch of SUKSIS Corps officers had been commissioned in 2005 following the suggestion made by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, that Public Institutions of Higher Learning ought to have their own respective SUKSIS Corps.
He said that a total of 1,257 SUKSIS trainees from all the public universities would be commissioned, thus making the total number of students commissioned from 2005 till 2017, to 10,318.
On a final note, he expressed his hope that the SUKSIS Corps Officers who would receive their commissions, would become graduates who would not only do their respective universities and the nation proud, but also uphold the dignity of the RMP as a respectable major law enforcement agency of high integrity.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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