In conjunction with the release of Polis Evo 2
, a sequel to acclaimed 2015 Malaysian action film Polis Evo
, we take a look at some of notable Malaysians who have helped maintain public order as part of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and excelled in sports at the same time...
RAZIE RAHIM & NABIL FIQRI NOOR (FIELD HOCKEY)
Not only are they good with hockey sticks, Razie (#17) and Nabil (#15) are equally adept with baton sticks. The two national men's hockey players, who are currently part of the Malaysia squad competing at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India, passed their basic training course in February 2017.
EMMA FIRYANA SAROJI & SITI ZALINA AHMAD (LAWN BOWLS)
Earlier this year, Corporal Emma and support Corporal Siti delivered Malaysia's first Commonwealth Games gold medal in lawn bowls since 2006 when they beat Colleen Piketh and Nicolene Neal of South Africa in the women's pairs final in Gold Coast, Australia. Shortly after their success, they were promoted to Sergeant and support Sergeant
BIBIANA NG (SHOOTING)
The Kuching-based Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) memorably won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol individual event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Despite having turned 41, Ng is still going strong with her shooting passion, representing the country at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games earlier this year.
V. KAVI CHELVAN (FOOTBALL)
Considering their affiliation to the Royal Malaysian Police and their training ground located inside the Malaysian Police Training Centre (PULAPOL) in Kuala Lumpur, it should not come as a surprise that some of PDRM FA players are in the police force. One of the notable players is V. Kavi Chelvan, who rose through the ranks of the Harimau Muda project and previously played for Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka. The 29-year-old received his police badge in 2017.
SYAFIQ RAHMAN (SEPAK TAKRAW)
Just like their football counterparts, the PDRM Defenders of the Sepak Takraw League
are a team consisting of police officers. One of them is Syafiq, whom you might remember from his audacious back flick against the Kelantan Warriors, which went viral
around the region. The 30-year-old helped his side finish seventh in the STL Premier, narrowly missing out on the season-ending Champions Cup tournament.
LOKMAN AKIMI MAT ROJI (MUAY THAI)
Lokman Akimi created history when he became the first Malaysian to win a gold medal in muaythai at the SEA Games five years ago. The constable defeated Vietnam's Ngo Trieu Nhat Nguyen in the 51kg category, edging ahead of national compatriot Faizal Ramli, who won gold in the 75kg category, for the honour. However, despite having a bright future, he was forced to retire last year due to injury.
JUPHA SOMNET (CYCLING)
The petite cyclist, whose achievements include winning gold in women's points race at the 2018 Asian Cycling Championships and women's sprint at the 2011 SEA Games, successfully underwent six-month training at PULAPOL Segamat, Johor, and graduated as a corporal in April 2017
SAZALI SAMAD (BODYBUILDING)
This is one (former) cop that bad guys wouldn't want to mess with. With multiple Mr. Malaysia, Mr. Asia, Mr. Universe and World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships titles under his belt, Sazali has made his name as one of the most prominent bodybuilding athletes in the world. After joining the police force in the late 80s, he rose through the ranks until becoming a sub-inspector in 2011 and retiring from official duty two years ago.