Location: Jalan Perdana
Established In: 1961
Highlights: Cessna, Marine Police boat, Ferret car, etc.
How To Reach: One can reach here by hiring taxis or by boarding
buses, trains from the city.
The Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia, literally Royal Malaysian Police
Museum, is a unique museum dedicated to the valiant heroes of Malaysia.
Established in 1961, the museum exhibits several thousands of artifacts,
documents, and items about crime and crime prevention. The exhibits were
initially housed in the Police Senior Officers' Mess, which was later
renovated and outfitted as a Museum at a cost of approx. RM8 million.
Located along Jalang Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, the full-fledged museum
was formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi on 24 July 1999. The Museum has got a remarkable collection of
everything related to the Malaysian Police, since its origin in Melaka
Sultanate till the present day. In every 3 months, special theme
exhibitions are organized here. The museum is equipped with many
interactive touch screen terminals, which can be used to learn more
information about the history of the Malaysian police.
About 7,595 artifacts recount the important events though the marvelous
display of the memorabilia. Its well-kept compound boasts of the
Malaysian Police Force's first aircraft - a single-engine Cessna, Marine
Police boat, Ferret car, guns seized from Communist Terrorists (CTs) and
Botak Chin-the infamous gangster. In fact, a collection of cars used by
previous ISPs of Malaysia is also on display here. However, the main
museum is divided into 3 galleries.
hile the first gallery reveals the initial police uniforms and plaques,
the history of the models of vehicles that were used by the police are
displayed in the second gallery. Here things put on show also include
different types of weapons that were confiscated from the criminals and
communists. The third gallery reveals the most difficult times of the
nation, for example, the history of Japanese Occupation during World War
II, the disagreement with Indonesia, etc. Overall, the Royal Malaysian
Police Museum is a nice and informative place.