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Private Security Guards To Be Commissioned By Police Soon

Private Security Guards To Be Commissioned By Police Soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Starting next year, all personal security guards or bodyguards will be required to undergo special training and be commissioned by the Royal Malay­sian Police (PDRM).

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the training was mandatory for the annual renewal of licence to carry and handle firearms by private security guards.

“This measure is necessary to ensure that security companies do not arbitrarily rent firearms to any individual on the basis of being a private guard,” he said when closing the Certified Security Guards (CSG) 38/2016 Series Training Prog­ramme yesterday.

At the event, 408 guards completed their CSG training held for six days at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol).