The highway patrol for the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has gained a new fleet. Highway concessionaire PLUS recently contributed 15 units of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 to the force for the enforcement of traffic laws on the country’s highways, and the handover ceremony was conducted at Persada PLUS in Subang Jaya.

Contributed for use as Expressway Mobile Patrol Vehicles (EMPVs), the Outlanders will be known as Police Highway Eagles which will enhance efforts in enforcing traffic laws especially during festive seasons, said police inspector-general Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

“We are delighted to know that besides being one of the best safety-specced vehicles on the road, the Outlander meets every requirement of the PDRM to assist them with the enforcement of traffic laws on the highway,” said chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Tomoyuki Shinnishi.

“With the Outlander’s safety function, power and stability, we are confident that (it) will do its part in assisting our police force in eradicating traffic offences and eventually lower the risk of road accidents,” he added.

In a separate ceremony, the police force also acquired eight Mitsubishis consisting of the 2.4 litre Outlander and the Mitsubishi ASX, which were contributed by highway concessionaire ANIH Berhad. The contributions made by both highway concessions were valued at an estimated RM3 million, according to Mitsubishi.

This won’t be the first appearance of Highway Eagles, as such. The PDRM had previously pressed the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X into duty as Helang Lebuhraya Polis, which the police force at the time said will be deployed for high-speed chases, particularly in cases of carjacking and kidnapping. On that note, when was the last time you’ve seen a Malaysian Police Evo (not the movie)?

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