Published: Saturday October 13, 2012 MYT 7:00:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 13, 2012 MYT 7:03:37 PM
Banks must relocate ATMs in high risk areas
BACHOK: The Finance Ministry wants banks with automated teller machines (ATM) in high risk areas to relocate them to safer places.
Its deputy minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin said banks must also use new ATM machines of international standard which were hard to break.
It was also compulsory to install alarm systems which could be heard from far by security teams when ATMs were being broken into, he said.
"They must also install close circuit television cameras while regular patrols must also be held.
“Buildings in which the ATM are housed must be built with the necessary level of robustness to prevent easy break-ins," he said after handing over living allowances to 540 fishermen in Bachok totalling RM100,000 in Perupuk, here, on Saturday.
Awang Adik, who is also Kelantan Umno deputy liaison Committee chairman said, to date, 17 cases of ATM robberies had been reported with losses amounting to millions of ringgit. - Bernama
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