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Nod of Approval to Bring Back the Truncheon
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
16 January 2005
The New Sunday Times reported today that the truncheon would return to the policeman's belt after an absence of 25 years. Police will also carry a canister of mace. It is understood that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Bakri Omar has approved the re-introduction of the truncheon...
"However, the police should train their personnel in which circumstances they would use a truncheon, mace or revolver. They should be taught to use guns only when excessive force is used or when the criminal is also armed."