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A Malaysian state police chief reportedly plans to force out-of-shape personnel to attend group exercise to get fit (AP)

A Malaysian state police chief reportedly plans to force out-of-shape personnel to attend group exercise to get fit (AP)

A Malaysian state police chief reportedly plans to force out-of-shape personnel to attend group exercise to get fit (AP)

A Malaysian state police chief reportedly plans to force out-of-shape personnel to attend group exercise on workdays.

Sharifuddin Abdul Ghani, the police chief of Malaysian eastern Pahang state, told The Star newspaper that police officers who are "pot bellied and overweight" will have trouble performing their duties.

He said all personnel deemed out-of-shape will soon be summoned for daily exercises.

Police officers in Pahang currently undergo weekly aerobics training and a 1.5-mile run each month to stay fit.

Mr Sharifuddin could not be reached for comment, and other state officials declined to speak to the media.

PA Media