Hawkers at the Bazaar Rakyat in Seri Kembangan have been warned to be on the lookout for fake RM100 notes.
Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah said he was told these fake notes were being circulated in the bazaar in Jalan SK6/1.
“The texture of the fake notes are different from the real ones. When vendors are busy, they do not inspect every note closely.
“Police plan to station plainclothes officers at the market to nab the culprits,” he said.
On another matter, Ean Yong, who is also Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories Committee chairman, acknowledged that despite the drop in crime statistics, people still felt unsafe.
This year has seen a reduction of 19.73% in the crime index.
“According to statistics from the police, 5,304 cases were reported from January to March in Selangor this year, compared to 6,608 cases during the corresponding period last year.”
He said the installation of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) had managed to reduce the crime index in hot spots.
“CCTV can act as a deterrent.
“They also help the police monitor illegal activities and are linked to local councils and the respective District Police Headquarters (IPD).
“Floodlights, spotlights and LEDs installed in public parks have also been found to be effective in curbing negative activities such as vandalism, vice and the open consumption of liquor,” he said.