KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has denied allegations that it had dropped the words “Allah” and “Prophet Muhammad” from its logo.
PDRM corporate communications head Asmawati Ahmad said it had set two guidelines in the use of the logo, which came into effect in 2014 under the leadership of Khalid Abu Bakar, who was the inspector-general of police then.
She said the department had detected a baseless statement claiming that the PDRM logo had been changed under the new police team’s leadership.
“The PDRM logo, with the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Prophet Muhammad’, can only be used on flags, signboards or materials placed in high positions or places.
“The logo that does not have the word of ‘Allah’ and the ‘Prophet Muhammad’ is used in printing matters (leaflets, notices or statements) so that in case the leaflet is seated on, trampled, etc, it does not disrespect or dishonour the Almighty and the prophet,” she said in a statement here today.
Asmawati also hoped those responsible for spreading these false claims on the logo issue would stop doing so as it could cause annoyance and undermine the credibility of PDRM as a security force.