Poison pen letter on PPS going viral

 |Dec 15, 2016
PPS team
PPS team

A poison pen letter has been widely circulated in social media condemning on the formation of Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) and the person responsible for its failure to implement.

In an anonymous authored letter dated Dec 5, the person questioned Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in allowing Sungai Puyu state assemblyman Phee Boon Poh to form the PPS under his powers.

It was also heavily criticised for taking advises from a man named A.Manikam with lower knowledge of policing.

The unknown person who wrote the letter advised that the Penang state government should have consulted its state legislation advisor when implementing PPS.

It is also hoped in the letter that a stern action will be taken against the irresponsible people for forming and misleading towards the failure of PPS.

On top of that, the crest used by PPS resembles alike the Royal Malaysian Police logo.

The PPS crest.
The PPS crest.

On Nov 22, the Penang High Court finds PPS as illegal for not registering under the Societies Act 1966.

The Home Ministry had the right to declare PPS as an illegal organisation, said High Court Judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail.

PPS activities were under the Societies Act, adding that its functions cannot be allowed as an entity under Section 101(v) of the Local Government Act 1976, highlighted Hadhariah,

She added the home minister need not give any reason on declaring the unit illegal as it was within his powers and discretion.

The state government formed PPS in 2011 to fight crime and help with voluntary work.

The poison pen letter going viral.
The poison pen letter going viral.