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
On 25 March, Mailo and Barny were presented with the Jasamu Dikenang medals by Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay
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
Barny's trainer, Calvin, said that this is their first award since he started training Barny in 2019
Meanwhile, Mailo is described as very cooperative during work
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