“What about PDRM, JPJ?”: Netizens want to know why MOH officers need body cameras

IN an effort to ensure their safety and uphold transparency while on the job, the Health Ministry (MOH) has mandated the use of body cameras for its enforcement officers.

This was announced by Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa, who launched the use by the Public Health and Pharmacy enforcement officers yesterday (Dec 12).

In her speech at the ministry’s monthly assembly, she pointed out that the use of body cameras will also help “retain the integrity and improve the image of the ministry”, adding that it will also help ensure the safety and welfare of enforcement officers.

Netizens, however, remained sceptical, with some questioning the need for health officers to have body cameras while officers from other ministries had to make do without.

Twitter user @ZainAbrams, while saying that body cameras are “nice to have”, noted that it was not a necessity, adding that the priority of having such devices should be given to the police, firemen, Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers and Customs officers instead.

Echoing Zain, user @david69723944 added:

User @ExactCorre55 noted:

Meanwhile, user @domesticgod8 opined that the initiative should be implemented among all enforcement agencies in the country:

Reacting more positively to the news, user @seissavage pointed out:

According to MOH, a total of 110 units of body cameras have been purchased. For the first phase, the body cameras will be used in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan and Pahang. – Dec 13, 2022


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