Shopping centre security guards will be trained by PDRM

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PUTRAJAYA — More than 25,000 security guards working at shopping centres throughout the country will be given training by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) at police training camps in efforts to tackle criminal cases at such premises as reported by the media lately.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said a training module would be developed as soon as possible based on the module used by the police and the Ikatan Relawan Rakyat (Rela) so that it could be implemented in the near future.

“The main thing is to change the mindset and the willingness to work together because the security personnel is already there and they are being paid by the owners of the malls, so by upgrading it, it will only be better,” he told reporters after a meeting with police force’s top leadership, the ministry’s National Key Result Area (NKRA) unit, owners of shopping centres and other stakeholders to overcome criminal cases, at his office, here today.

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