Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Ever noticed the physical difference between policemen on both sides of the Johor causeway? Malaysian policemen seem to have wider girth than their Singapore counterparts. Genetics or better food or more money? Nobody knows.

Malaysia's Special Branch police at a training session in July 2006. Pix from website of Polis Diraja Malaysia.

Singapore police look like leaner fighting machines. Pix from the website of the Singapore Police Force.

Dad doesn't have time to analyse the numbers to establish whether it is indeed true that Singapore police are officially better paid than their Malaysian counterparts.

Please see the Singapore police salary scale and the Malaysian police salary scale. Maybe someone who knows police ranks and numbers well can do a fair comparison for me. I'm still learning Malay and I don't really know how to count yet. :-)

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