Ops Limau to squash crime


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  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Comm Narenasagaran (second right) signing the plaque at the official opening of the Bayan Lepas police station. With him (from right) are Abdul Majid, Abdul Halim, DCP Roslee and Supt Anbalagan. — Photos: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

THE police will be carrying out a special operation codenamed ‘Ops Limau’ during Chinese New Year to stamp out gambling and other crimes that might be rampant during the festive season, said Datuk T. Narenasagaran.

The Penang police chief said the operation would be held to make sure that the public could celebrate the festive season comfortably and peacefully.

“We will be checking out places frequented by people such as restaurants, entertainment centres and shopping malls among others, to make sure that the locations are safe.

“I hope that people do not drive under the influence of alcohol to prevent accidents from happening,” he told a press conference after officially opening the refurbished Bayan Lepas police station in Jalan Bayan Lepas, Penang, on Monday.

In his speech, he said the Bayan Lepas police station started operations in 1970.

“After it was used for over 30 years, it was shifted to a temporary location in Jalan Sungai Tiram 4 in July 2015 to make way for the building of a new station.

“The construction work took three years and the new station began its operation in July last year.

The RM8.9mil refurbished Bayan Lepas police station in Jalan Bayan Lepas, Penang.The RM8.9mil refurbished Bayan Lepas police station in Jalan Bayan Lepas, Penang.

“The RM8.9mil new building is now being occupied by an inspector and 54 police officers.

“The administration area of the new Bayan Lepas police station is around 44.3sq km. Bayan Lepas has a population of 122,654, which means that the ratio of police officers to the people here is 1: 2,230.

“The performance appraisal and achievement of the Royal Malaysian Police is always measured by the crime rates and case settlement.

“In 2019, there were 131 crime cases recorded at the Bayan Lepas police station as compared to 130 cases in the previous year.

“There was only one additional crime case reported and this shows that the police have done their part in controlling crime,” he said.

An interesting parade of uniforms worn by the local police personnel through the decades. An interesting parade of uniforms worn by the local police personnel through the decades.

During the ceremony, the attendees got to view the different police uniforms worn during the different era in the states in Malaysia.

Also present were Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan, Bukit Aman Management Department chief assistant director (administration) Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali, state domestic and international trade committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, state deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik, Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz, Pulau Betong assemblyman Mohd Tuah Ismail and Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.

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