2 Courageous Police Dogs Given Awards For Sniffing Out Kota Tinggi Murder Victim

Mailo and Barny received their medals on Police Day.

Cover image via New Straits Times & Polis Johor (Facebook)

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In conjunction with the 214th Police Day, two German Shepherds from Johor's K9 Unit were awarded for their success in solving several high-profile cases

Mailo (left) and Barny (right)

Image via Polis Johor (Facebook)

According to New Straits Times, the three-year-old male dogs, Mailo and Barny, have been faithfully assisting the police force in finding bodies, investigating robbery cases, and locating missing persons.

On 25 March, Mailo and Barny were presented with the Jasamu Dikenang medals by Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

Image via Kosmo!

In a press conference, Ayob told Malay Mail that the canines have been serving the Johor police contingent for the past two years, and have contributed a lot to both their contingent and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) as a whole.

The awards were received by the canines' trainers, L/KPL K Thiru and L/KPL Calvin Maluni, who placed the medals around Mailo and Barny's necks.

Among their successes, Mailo and Barny were recognised for locating the remains of a 38-year-old woman in Kota Tinggi who was murdered by her husband earlier this month

Image via Yahoo! News

Ayob told Kosmo!, "Mailo and Barny also managed to help us solve the murder case of a police retiree, Su Kim Chiang, 57, with the discovery of a body buried in a 'grave' in Kahang Selatan, Kluang last year."

Barny's trainer, Calvin, said that this is their first award since he started training Barny in 2019

According to New Straits Times, Calvin said, "We started training in November 2019. He (Barny) is friendly and likes to be pampered during leisure time… but at work he is fierce."

Meanwhile, Mailo is described as very cooperative during work

"Training Mailo is not difficult because it likes to be pampered and is obedient. The dog also goes for monthly health check-ups," said Thiru, his trainer, to Bernama.

They were among 139 recipients of the Johor Police Chief's Award, which was presented during the Police Day Assembly Ceremony held at the Kawad Square, Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) of Johor

Malay Mail also reported that a total of 27 police officers and personnel had been bestowed Integrity Awards from the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

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