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King and Queen among dignitaries at 'extra special' Police Day banquet

He urged all Malaysians to pray for the safety of the security forces as they continue to flush out the armed intruders from their hideouts. -The Star/ANN

Sat, Mar 23, 2013
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Ismail (left) greeting the King and Queen as they arrive for the dinner. Behind them are Muhyiddin and his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.

KUALA LUMPUR - The Royal Malaysia Police hosted a banquet to mark the 206th Police Day which was graced by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah.

In his speech at the event, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said this year's celebration was extra special as it honoured the efforts of servicemen in spearheading the national defence initiative with other agencies to defend Malaysia from terrorists in Sabah.

"Support in moments such as this inspires us to continue our battle to defend the nation from terrorists trying to disrupt peace in the country," he said during the dinner at a hotel here.

He dedicated this year's Police Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, to the brave men and women in the force, especially those still in Lahad Datu, as well as servicemen who died fighting the terrorists.

He urged all Malaysians to pray for the safety of the security forces as they continue to flush out the armed intruders from their hideouts.

The closed-door dinner was attended by over a hundred high-ranking officers from Bukit Aman, including all state police chiefs. Also in attendance were Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hisham­muddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin said he was proud of his men in blue and urged them to continue their fight for a peaceful country.

"Men, close ranks; we will get through this together for King and Country," he said on his Facebook page.

Police Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the deeds and the establishment of the security forces.

 
 
 
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