According to Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, he declared that according to an unnamed international body, the Royal Malaysia Police Department was rated the best in ASEAN. However, he did not given details about the international body who gave such a high rating to the RMP.
Minister Hamidi expressed his angry that despite such high praise and a 47% reduction in crime, the public still perceive the police negatively. He estimates that only 20% of the population feel positive about the Malaysian police.
He called the police to find a friendlier approach when dealing with members of the public to improve their perception of Malaysian police officers.