About time too!
Let's hope a better pay scale for our policemen will be mutually beneficial.
I've always believed that our policemen are severely underpaid.
People always say that if you give better pay to policemen, they will not be corrupt. There is, of course, some truth in that.
But that should not be the be all and end all of the matter.
Policemen should not be corrupt. In the real world, I know that is not possible. But we can push to make sure that corruption in the police force is continually being checked so that we can all live in a world where we know that our security is being looked after.
Looking at the pay scale of our Malaysian police force -- I hate to say this but...no wonder-lah.
However. That said, any form of corruption involving policemen at whatever level, must never be condoned.
It is corruption in the police force that will hinder efforts to reduce crime -- anywhere.
As if this needs to proven.
(Also, the government should look into providing housing and other benefits for policemen and their families.)