Saturday August 18, 2012
Breaking fast by lighting up
Story and photo by CHERYL HEW
THE Pasir Puteh police station area was lit up with hundreds of oil lamps, popularly known as panjut among the Malays, as police officers broke their fast.
They tucked into a feast of bubur lambuk and rendang.
Apart from being a breaking of fast event, lighting up the panjut was also a competition held among various police stations in Perak.
The event on Thursday night saw about 500 officers from the Perak police contingent and their family members celebrating Ramadan with Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.
Ismail also handed out contributions to 50 orphaned children of former police personnel and four officers who could no longer actively serve in the force due to illness or injuries.
Speaking to reporters later, Ismail expressed hope that the public would be extra careful when on the road during the Raya period.
“With the implementation of our Ops Selamat, we hope to change the concept of our previous Ops Sikap and make the roads safer for all motorists,” he said.
Ismail also thanked the State Agricultural Development Corporation (SADC) for sponsoring three mobile police stations worth RM120,000 each in Perak.
“I hope the additional mobile police stations will help strengthen police presence around the state, similar to other states where their implementation have been met with positive response,” he said.