Royal Malaysian Police Museum

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The Royal Malaysian Police Museum is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It showcases the history of the Royal Malaysian Police. This museum was established in 1958 at one of the buildings located at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Construction history[edit]

RMP Museum PDRM was built in 1958 by PULAPOL Superintendent Gerry Waller, with the help of several other officers. The building was built with wood. Its early collections exhibited the materials used for teaching in the Police Training Centre.

Since the museum building was not able to accommodate the increasing number of artefacts, on 16 October 1983, the then Inspector-General of Police, Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar proposed a new place in Kuala Lumpur which houses the museum till date. Museum construction project began on 18 February 1993 with construction cost of RM 4.9 million, while the cost of interior decoration was RM 2.9 million. The new building was completed and commended to museum PDRM on 23 July 1997.

The migration process of the museum to the new building was started on 26 August 1997. The museum was launched by then Deputy Prime Minister cum Domestic Minister, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 24 July 1999, and was opened to the public on 2 October 1998.

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Literature[edit]

  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. pp. 200 pages. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. 

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