Malaysia’s first women police officer to take part in police academy
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A Malaysian police officer is among the first female officers to take up a preparatory police course.
Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the police chief’s order for the women to complete the course was based on a need for a police officer with the necessary skills.
“We need to ensure that women officers are trained to be officers of the future,” Khalid said in a video posted on Facebook.
The order came as a response to an outcry from women’s rights groups over the death of a female police officer who was stabbed and then shot by an alleged gang member, who later confessed to the crime.
The victim, identified only as Hsiao, was shot twice by a gang member who later admitted to the attack, according to the National Police Commission.
Police have said that the victim had been in a confrontation with the gang member when she was shot, but there was no evidence that Hsien had been involved in the fight.
A Malaysian police officer is among the first female officers to take up a preparatory police course.Police Chief Khalid Abu…