The RELA director general, Zaidon Asmuni, was reported as saying recently that present there were only four training centres nationwide and it was his target to establish one in each state in the near future.
He added RELA aimed to provide members with the best training available to ensure they were well prepared to carry out their duties and also able to take on new challenges.
Utter bullshit, pure and unadulterated.
Please enlighten everyone: What contribution does RELA actualy make to Malaysia's security in 2009?
What is RELA supposed to be?
Ikatan Relawan Rakyat Malaysia (RELA) was established on 11th January 1972 vide the (Essential Powers) Emergency Act 1964 – Essential Rules (Ikatan Relawan Rakyat) (Amendment) 2005.
RELA's establishment was supposedly formed to enable the masses to volunteer and be a member of a volunteer force to preserve and maintain the national peace and security.
Subsequently, under Section 2 of the (Essential Powers) Emergency Act 1964, the Yang Di Pertuan Agong (King) gave the consent to approve the Essential Rules (Amendment) 2005) (Ikatan Relawan Rakyat) with effect from 1st February 2005.
This rule gave certain powers to RELA to try to tackle Illegal Immigrants, but they have been condemned for their ineptness, incompetence and thuggishness.
Apart from that they currently seem to be more like political tools for Barisan Nasionals; effectively BN's eyes and ears, snooping on the populous and reporting back to their BN / UMNO political masters!
Disbanding RELA will surely benefit all except the BN / UMNO.
Let all right thinking Malaysians join hands to say good bye RELA, a relic of bye gone days.
RELA, you are unimportant, you have over stayed your welcome, and your usefulness; therefore please go, be gone, sayonara, bye-bye, cheerio, farewell, goodbye, so long, see yah, adios, adieu. arriverderci, au revior, auf wiedersehen, smell you later, ttfn, adyos, ciao, tata, twáme naw, farvel, hino koh noh, kopiruba kawagu, vaarwel, beoð ge gesunde. oant sjen, mi yahee, mus zoo, slán go fóill, sugeng tindak, doi noh ko noh, 'aere ra, paalom na po, güle güle gidin, hwyl fawr, zayt gesunt, sala kahle & hundreds more farewells from our planet Earth.
Ave atque vale
Hail and farewell
Abi in pace
Depart in peace