Wednesday August 1, 2012
Working hand-in-hand to fight crime
KEPONG residents can look forward to more dialogue sessions with the police and working together to fight crime.
Kepong MCA Task Force team leader Tan Kok Eng said the request made to Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Zakaria Pagan for more dialogue sessions with the police and cooperation with the area’s “bicycle team” was well received.
Tan said ACP Zakaria was receptive to the ideas when met last Wednesday to discuss ways to improve safety in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
“There has been an increase in crime in Kepong and the Kepong Baru area recently and residents are afraid.
“Naturally, residents want to ensure their safety and any action taken to reduce crime is welcome.
“Reducing crime is a team effort and the people here want to do their part. They do not want to rely solely on the police or Rela personnel and wish to lend a hand to make their neighbourhoods safe, through activities such as community policing,” he said.
Tan said the “bicycle team” that he had planned would involve Rukun Tetangga and residents’ association members as well as Kepong MCA Task Force Team.
“I have sponsors for 30 bicycles and all set to kick off the programme. Those who want to use their own bicycles can do so too. It will be a good workout for them as well,” he said, adding that the police would launch the programme after Hari Raya.
Recently, Tan organised a walkabout with police in Jusco Metro Prima Kepong to check on the situation there.
During the walkabout, officers from the Kepong police station distributed flyers on the Government’s Transformation Programme, community policing, crime prevention guide and car stickers with Rakan Cop contact details to the public.
“The police are satisfied with safety features at the shopping centre and have assured they will conduct checks periodically.
“I hope the dialogue sessions between the residents and police will also foster goodwill and understanding,” he said.