Police Day Parade 2016: 15 faint during PM’s speech!

26 March 2016

15-20 uniformed personnel fainted during Police Day celebrations due to hot sun

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PM cuts speech short as heatwave causes 15 policemen to faint at parade

By Hariz Mohd – 25 March 2016 @ 5:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier today cut short his speech during the 209th National Police Day celebrations, here, after several policemen collapsed due to the heatwave.

Najib, who spoke for only about five minutes at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) parade ground said he felt that it would be unfair for him to take up much time while the 1,000 or so policemen were standing under the scorching sun.

“Before I got up to give this speech, my wife whispered to me to make this speech KISS — Keep It Short and Simple — due to the weather. I believe that it will do no justice to the parade if I give a long speech here while they (the policemen) are standing under the hot sun,” he said.

20 uniformed personnel faint during Police Day celebrations due to hot sun

By Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The scorching afternoon sun proved too much for 20 uniformed personnel, who fainted during the 209th Police Day celebrations at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here yesterday.

They comprised general duty personnel, members of VAT 69, the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) and staff of the traffic division, who had assembled in the parade square at 2.30pm as the heat soared to 34 degrees Celcius.

Just as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s arrival was announced at 3pm, the first man, an FRU personnel, collapsed.

This was followed by two more who fainted within 10 minutes. The others crumbled while Najib and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar gave their speeches.

Noticing the personnel fainting in the heat, Najib said he would give a brief speech.

“My wife told me to keep my speech short. It would also not be fair to make the officers stand in the scorching heat for too long,” he said.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/20-uniformed-personnel-faint-during-police-day-celebrations-due-to-hot-sun?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.7KegFYGg.dpuf

 

JEMPOL: To ease the policemen and officers who participated in the police day parade from the heat wave, district police headquarters sought help from the Fire and Rescue Department today.
The firefighters were seen spraying water every 10 minutes at the marching ground from 3pm during the 209th Police Day.

This went on until the ceremony ended at 4.15pm. District police chief Superintendent Noorzainy Mohd Noor said they had requested assistance from the Bandar Seri Jempol fire station.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/135137/firemen-spray-water-over-cops-during-police-day-celebration

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