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Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 9:47:45 AM
by natasha joibi
Welcome move: SDCP Mohmad (second from left) at the launch of the city-level implementation of Amanita in Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have set up an International Liaison Unit (ILU) specifically to handle crime-related problems faced by foreign ambassadors, expatriates and visitors to the country.
The unit, headed by Deputy Supt Choo Lily and Asst Supt Zulkifli Jasmin Hashim, has been operational since Oct 1 and is recruiting personnel from the 30-member tourist police unit.
“It is necessary to set up this unit as the city is witnessing an increase in travellers and foreign workers.
“ILU will serve as an intermediary between police and the international community,” said City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh in a press conference yesterday.
He said foreigners, who are victims of crimes in the city, can seek assistance directly from ILU.
“Having this unit is all the more crucial in light of the Visit Malaysia campaign commencing next year,” he said at the launch of the city-level implementation of Amanita.
Amanita, an initiative under the National Key Result Areas, is aimed at engaging housewives in neighbourhood safety through a specially designated woman police officer.
Also present during the event was initiative owner and project chief Asst Comm S. Sasikala Devi.
ACP Sasikala said housewives have gained more confidence in providing police with information on crimes in their neighbourhood ever since Amanita was introduced last year.
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