Police conduct drills around KLCC today, Monday

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 July 2017: 

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will be conducting the 2017 Ex-Rimau security drill at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) today and tomorrow as part of preparations for the 2017 29th SEA Games next month.

 PDRM said in a statement this announcement was made to inform the public about a large presence of police around the drill location, from 8am to 2pm.

According to the statement, the drill would also involve other PDRM units – the Bomb Disposal Unit (UPB), Special Action Unit (UTK), Commando 69 (VAT 69), Marine Operations Force (MOF), Air Operations Unit (PGU), General Operations Force (PGA), Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and other general task personnel.

It is aimed to train policemen to face any security crisis and threat which could take place during the organisation of the SEA Games, besides to test the response plan of district police as the first responder.

The statement added, the drill is also to test the effectiveness of police planning in facing security threats and the role of brigade commanders as Crisis Response Team (CRT) chiefs.

In preparation for the Sea Games from Aug 19 to 30, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has instructed five series of security drills to be held in separate locations including at KLCC.

– Bernama

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