26 March 2021
Press statement by Wanita MCA National Chairperson Datuk Heng Seai Kie
Balancing ethnic representation in PDRM : Malaysian Chinese youths urged to apply in police force recruitment drive
Wanita MCA calls upon Malaysian Chinese young adults who want to put a stop to criminal activities in whatever form, deter violence and are committed towards standing up for justice in society and want to realise their dream of serving in the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), to seize this opportunity to apply to join PDRM and contribute towards safeguarding our national security and maintaining public order.
Any Malaysian Chinese youth who is determined to join the men and women in blue but are unable to meet the national criteria for SPM should leverage on this opportunity immediately and apply to join PDRM.
Previous conditions set by the Public Service Department (PSD) that require the non-Bumiputera applicants to have two credits, including for the Bahasa Melayu subject, and a pass in four other subjects have been loosened to just one credit and 4 passes (1C4D) to attract more applicants. Anyone without an SPM credit in Bahasa Melayu would be eligible but within six years of service, the personnel must re-sit the SPM Bahasa Melayu exam paper and obtain a credit.
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has informed that the percentage of the Malaysian Chinese in PDRM has declined. According to data, from 2004 to 2013, there was a serious imbalance of ethnic Chinese in PDRM with the number of Chinese falling from 2.5% to 1.77%, while the number of ethnic Indians in PDRM dropping from 3.7% to 3.3%.
PDRM aims is to encourage more non-Bumiputeras to join, enhance the ethnic diversity and improve the serious ethnic imbalance in the police force. This will ensure that the civil service develops soundly and will be more representative. Thus, Malaysian Chinese who are keen in a career in keeping law and order should actively respond.
PDRM has opened a special two-week recruitment exercise for non-Bumiputeras and Orang Asli to be constables from March 18 to 31. All males and females aged between 18 years and 28 years, or those who have not been accepted, can register online through the police website at https://epengambilanpdrm.rmp.gov.my. The application results will be released at the end of June or early July, and admission interviews will be arranged in major cities across the country.
For further details, kindly contact Wanita MCA at 03-22033879.
Datuk Heng Seai Kie
Wanita MCA National Chairperson