#FatCops. Malaysia’s obese cops, “We’re overweight because we’re overworked.”

5 November 2018

Shared today in one of my whatsapp groups. Reminds me of my kitten. Just becoz she can’t see me, she seems to believe that I can’t see her.

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27 Jan 2017

Starting from 2018, those who fail to maintain an ideal weight and BMI will not be considered for promotion as directed by Bukit Aman.

3h3 hours ago

Lose the fat or kiss promotions goodbye, cops told

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JOHOR BAHRU: Policemen with the Iskandar Puteri police district have been given a new mission – lose the fat in six months or kiss your promotions goodbye.

The Star reported that this directive came from district police chief Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad who said out of the 600 policemen assigned to Iskandar Puteri, 20% were obese and another 50%, overweight.

All the out-of-shape policemen were above the age of 30, with each of them recording at least five years of service.

“We are targeting to reduce the number of our obese and overweight policemen by 50% by the end of June this year,” Noor Hashim told reporters at the launching of the “Trim and Fit” Challenge here yesterday.

The Star reported the Iskandar Puteri district police had started the once-a-week one-hour exercise every Thursday at the Johor Bahru Central Municipal Council Urban Forest Park in Taman Mutiara Rini.

The obese cops were given a red log book each while those overweight were given a yellow log book to keep track of their progress on achieving the ideal Body Mass Index (BMI).

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/27/lose-the-fat-or-kiss-goodbye-to-promotions-cops-told/

Posted 13 Jan 2016 19:02

Malaysian say they are overweight because they are overworked

KUALA LUMPUR — The order to obese policemen to trim the fat or risk promotion has hit a raw nerve, with one inspector responding bluntly that they were overworked to the point of obesity.

The inspector in his early 30s, who identified himself only as Musa, said officers like him gained weight due to their hectic work schedule.

“Of course being healthy and fit is crucial as a policeman, but we work almost 24 hours a day sometimes.

“We don’t even have time to rest, let alone have a proper balanced diet.

“We’re overworked to obesity,” the policeman who is based in Sarawak said.

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Malaysia’s obesity rate highest in Asia

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Malaysia’s obesity rate highest in Asia

Bukit Aman director of management Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said on 27 Jan that 11,274 out of 109,304 police personnel and officers in the country were found obese.

It’s been a year since the ‘Trim and Fit’ programme for cops was started. It is obviously not working which accounts for the ‘seriousness’ of the IGP’s words.

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18 Dec 2016

‘Trim and Fit’ programme for cops to be sped up


KUALA LUMPUR
: Police will speed up the implementation of its “Trim and Fit” programme after Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi suggested that police personnel undergo medical checks every six months.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said currently under a pilot project police personnel were required to go for physical checks every 12 months.

“This programme will be fully implemented in January 2018 and excelling in it will be one of the requirements for rank promotions and other incentives,” he said in a statement today.

28 January 2016

11,274 #FatCops but pilot #KeepFitproject starts with 35.

More than 10,000 policemen are obese, says Bukit Aman

Bukit Aman director of management Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said 11,274 out of 109,304 police personnel and officers in the country were found obese.

“Of the total, 1,401 of them are officers while the rest are police personnel,” he said in Kuala Lumpur today.

He said the camp would be implemented in stages to ensure that the policemen would be more skilled, spruce and confident just like any other uniformed personnel.

“So to solve the problem, we are taking proactive measures by introducing the camp to overcome obesity among the policemen.”

He said the pilot project, which started today, would run for six months until June involving 35 policemen of various ranks.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/more-than-10000-policemen-are-obese-says-bukit-aman?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.A2xGRWt9.dpuf

27 January 2016

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Use the stairs and get fit, Pahang policemen told

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Pahang Police chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Abdul Ghani today advised police officers and personnel in the state to use the stairs more often.

“If you want to go up to the second or third floor, it is better to use the stairs,” he said when advising police officers and personnel in the state to take care of their health and not become overweight or obese.

“Refraining from using the lift can also help to save electricity,” he told reporters after attending the Pahang police headquarters monthly assembly in Kuantan.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/use-the-stairs-and-get-fit-pahang-policemen-told?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.xKqEI4tR.dpuf

13 January 2016

TRIMMING THE FAT: Malaysian police have to pass a fitness test to rise up the ranks

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is putting the heat on overweight police officers, warning them to shape up or miss out on promotions amid estimates that nearly 10 per cent of the force is obese.

A taste for rich foods has made Malaysia the fattest country in Southeast Asia, according to officials and health experts, and the police force has not been spared. Local media have quoted police officials estimating that nearly 11,000 of the country’s 122,000 police officers were “obese”.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday officers will now have to pass a fitness test before they can rise up the ranks, and that a new fitness programme has been introduced for overweight cops.

Besides limiting their effectiveness as crime fighters, the problem has led to a “high mortality rate… caused by diabetes and high blood pressure” in the corps, Khalid was quoted saying by news portal Malaysiakini.

Police officials have said hundreds on the force call in sick every day..

Experts blame a diet marked by spicy curries made with fattening coconut milk, carb-heavy rice dishes, sugary drinks and a penchant for late-night eating.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-lays-down-the/2422698.html?cid=twtcna

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9 January 2016

Malaysia lays down the law on fat cops

Local media have quoted police officials estimating that nearly 11,000 of the country’s 122,000 police officers were “obese”.

Posted 13 Jan 2016 19:02

Malaysian say they are overweight because they are overworked

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is putting the heat on overweight police officers, warning them to shape up or miss out on promotions amid estimates that nearly 10 per cent of the force is obese.

A taste for rich foods has made Malaysia the fattest country in Southeast Asia, according to officials and health experts, and the police force has not been spared. Local media have quoted police officials estimating that nearly 11,000 of the country’s 122,000 police officers were “obese”.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday officers will now have to pass a fitness test before they can rise up the ranks, and that a new fitness programme has been introduced for overweight cops.

Besides limiting their effectiveness as crime fighters, the problem has led to a “high mortality rate… caused by diabetes and high blood pressure” in the corps, Khalid was quoted saying by news portal Malaysiakini.

KUALA LUMPUR — The order to obese policemen to trim the fat or risk promotion has hit a raw nerve, with one inspector responding bluntly that they were overworked to the point of obesity.

The inspector in his early 30s, who identified himself only as Musa, said officers like him gained weight due to their hectic work schedule.

“Of course being healthy and fit is crucial as a policeman, but we work almost 24 hours a day sometimes.

“We don’t even have time to rest, let alone have a proper balanced diet.

“We’re overworked to obesity,” the policeman who is based in Sarawak said.

Mr Musa is not alone in his opinion that Bukit Aman was not being fair in penalising obese officers. Other policemen interviewed by The Malaysian Insider said the directive from the federal police headquarters should be applied across the board, including the top brass.

On Thursday (Jan 7), Police director of management Zulkifli Abdullah said overweight policemen will have to undergo a training programme to get fit as obese officers risked not getting promoted or confirmed if they did not lose weight.

He was reported by The Star as saying the force had some 11,000 obese policemen, and that was a “conservative number”.

For a start, 35 chubby policemen have been selected to participate in the pilot programme called “Trim N Fit”.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/overweight-due-overwork-say-msian-cops

7 January 2016

M’sia cops launch ‘battle of the bulge’

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malaysiakini: ‘Chubbycops set to fight away the fats, too

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Star

7 January 2016

Fat’s off to the police force

KUALA LUMPUR: A pilot project to trim the fat in the police force has been launched.

If the fat stays, the personnel and officers risk not getting promoted or confirmed, said Bukit Aman’s Director of Management Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah.

In the latest effort to combat obesity, a new programme called Trim N Fit was launched yesterday and 35 “chubby” personnel and officers from the federal police’s management department have been selected to participate.

“It’s a pilot project to ensure that policemen stay fit during their service. Our main task is to enforce the law and maintain public order. Therefore, we need our men to always be fit.”

“So far, we have about 11,000 obese personnel and officers but that’s only a conservative number,” he said, adding that they expected change within two to three years.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/01/07/fats-off-to-the-police-force-pilot-project-to-get-officers-to-be-slim-and-healthy/

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