RELA Personnel Not Deployed In Dangerous Situations – Nur Jazlan

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 24 (Bernama) — The People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) personnel deployed in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) are not stationed in dangerous situations, says Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

The home deputy minister said they were placed only in the second line of defence, and not in tactical operations at the front line.

“The government is well aware of the level of security and threats in ESSZone and would not blindly commission RELA personnel without taking into account all risks involved,” he told reporters at a RELA event here today.

Nur Jazlan was commenting on a recent statement by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal who questioned the role of RELA personnel in the ESSZone.

Also present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and Rela Director-General Zulkifli Abidin…..