SEPANG, Selangor State, Malaysia, – Ten police officers and personnel, left for Darfur, Sudan at 2.10 am (early Sunday morning), at KL International Airport (KLIA), to embark on a United Nations (UN) mission.

Bukit Aman principal assistant director of Management Department, (Human Resources Policy Division), SAC Mohd Roze Shaari, said, they would replace the team, who would return home on Oct 18, after serving for 18 months.

He was speaking to reporters, at the sending off ceremony, at KLIA last night.

Asked about the situation in Sudan, he said, at the moment, the situation in the country was under control, but the security situation was still uncertain.

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), had been active in the UN mission since Aug 13, 1991, by sending the first group of 14 officers and personnel to Angola.

A total of 4,096 officers and police personnel had served in 13 countries, under the UN banner, including in Cambodia, Croatia, Somalia, Kosovo and Timor Leste.

Source: Nam News Network