Petronas partners PDRM for security management enhancement

The partnership will boost the national O&G firm’s resilience in navigating a more dynamic business environment 


PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further strengthen collaboration between both parties in security awareness and the integration of best practices for uninterrupted business operations. 

The MoU covers cooperation in areas such as training and operational support, specifically to spur collective knowledge sharing and enhanced operational capabilities for Petronas’ onshore and offshore assets in Malaysia. 

Petronas president and group CEO Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik Tengku Kamadjaja Aziz (picture) said robust security is a cornerstone for business sustainability and a critical part of providing a safe and stable investment environment for our domestic energy sector. 

“This MoU paves the way for us to further strengthen our existing security management practices. Simultaneously, we will equip our talent with new skills that are in line with advancements in the wider security landscape,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

He added that these efforts will boost Petronas’ resilience as the group navigates a more dynamic business environment. 

The MoU was signed by Petronas head of group security Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah and PDRM director of management commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass at the Petronas Twin Towers. 

Tengku Muhammad Taufik and IGP Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani were also present during the signing ceremony. Acryl Sani said wider stability of the country depends on multiple factors. 

“Organisations, being part of a wider integrated community through security acumen and mindfulness, will make a difference toward wider security and safety — all of which are a primary factor for lasting social and economic developments,” he said. 

Petronas has been working closely with Malaysian enforcement agencies to uphold a conducive working environment guided by a commitment to safeguard people, information, assets and operations, including the national oil and gas (O&G) sector in its capacity as a regulator of Malaysia’s O&G activities. 

This includes the deployment of auxiliary police at Petronas’ assets in Malaysia, some of which are classified as national critical infrastructure. 

Separately, Yayasan Petronas CEO Shariah Nelly Francis extended an in-kind contribution to the Tabung Amanah Warisan Polis in conjunction with PDRM’s 215th Police Day celebration during the event. 

The contribution worth approximately RM80,000 comprises 20 hospital beds and 20 wheelchairs for use by retired police personnel and their family members.