The Federal Territory (FT) Mosque leader has come out in support of the 1Mosque 1Policeman (1M1P) programme and expects it to have a positive impact for members of the community.
Its Grand Imam Ehsan Mohd Hosni described the initiative from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) as an encouraging effort to curb crime, especially at mosques and other houses of worship.
“We really appreciate this effort and it is one of the paradigm shifts made by the RMP to ensure members of the congregation are at peace and comfortable while performing their religious obligation in mosques,” he said in the RB Extra segment of the Bual Bicara, a talkshow produced by the Bernama News Channel here last night.
Ehsan said that the RMP’s initiative should be implemented as soon as possible following incidents such as theft at peak times during Friday prayers as well as Terawih prayers during Ramadan.
This affected properties within mosque's compound and particularly the vehicles parked near the mosque.
Yesterday, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim was reported as saying that each of the 72 mosques under the purview of the Kuala Lumpur Police would be represented by a police officer through the 1Mosque 1Policeman (1M1P) programme.