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Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 7, 2013 MYT 7:14:08 AM

Thieves strike at basketball court

Kajang Muncipal Council councillor Thiagarajah Rajagopal (in white) helping to put up the bunting at the basketball court in Taman Indah, Cheras.

Kajang Muncipal Council councillor Thiagarajah Rajagopal (in white) helping to put up the bunting at the basketball court in Taman Indah, Cheras.

BASKETBALL players and spectators to the basketball court in Taman Indah, Cheras are advised to keep an eye on their belongings, following recent cases of missing valuables.

Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng said he had received numerous complaints from the residents and parents that their children’s items such as mobile phones and wallets had gone missing while they played basketball at the court.

“They said it happens every once in a while and the culprits have never been caught,” he said during a press conference at the basketball court recently.

Ng said the culprits may be a different person each time, making it difficult to nab them.

Housewife Alice Chong, 38, said her son, 12, and seven of his friends, had, between them, lost three mobile phones, a wallet and a camera during their recent visit to the basketball court.

“When they are playing basketball, they are engrossed and their things go missing,” she said.

“A few months ago, his watch was stolen. It was a birthday gift from us,” said Chong.

She said lockers should be provided for the players to keep their belongings.

Ng said he would consider the request.

“I am still considering providing lockers as some irresponsible people may take advantage of the lockers,” he said.

He added that his office had put up bunting around the court to warn the public about the thefts.

The bunting used controversial street art mural painted by Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic in Taman Molek, Johor Baru.

Ng said they used the picture as a creative way to send a message to the public.

Tags / Keywords: Community, Central Region, People, Family & Community, Basketball Court, Taman Indah, Cheras, Eddie Ng, Balakong assemblyman

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