Women only consist 4.82% of firefighting force

Published on 28 Jul 2020 1:07:11 PM

The Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) will relax the entry requirements and admission tests pertaining to the recruitment of female firefighters.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin told the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (July 28) that the move was to encourage more women to join JBPM.

She said currently the recruitment quota for female officers for appointment grade is at five per cent and the ministry has set the target for the quota to be increased to 10 per cent.

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