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Wednesday September 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday September 11, 2013 MYT 7:46:30 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Petrol stations will soon be more than just a place to fuel up as these will also serve as a place for victims of crime to seek help.
An initiative – called “Go-to-Safety points” – is now taking place at all Petron petrol stations nationwide.
Bukit Aman Crime Prevention Department director Comm Datuk Ayub Yaakob said all staff at Petron stations had been trained to handle emergency situations involving crime, such as contacting the police for help and providing emotional and physical aid to victims.
“We wanted to have a place which will be safe, easily accessible and frequented by many people at all times of the day as a safe zone for victims.
“Petron has many kiosks in the country, which can serve that purpose,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman here yesterday.
The kiosks, he added, would also serve as a converging area for police patrols.
Comm Ayub said victims could meet police personnel at these places and lodge their reports instead of having to go to police stations.
He said the initiative had begun at some Petron stations in the Klang Valley and would be officially launched nationwide this Saturday.
“The Go-to-Safety points programme first started with all 7-Eleven stores and Pos Malaysia outlets earlier this year and is now being expanded to Petron stations.
“We hope to further expand this initiative by including all petrol stations in the future,” he added.
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