Boost for voluntary patrol schemes

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020

Halimah (left) presenting a certificate of appreciation to Supt Ismail during the event..

PASIR GUDANG: Neighbourhood Voluntary Patrol Schemes (SRS) under the Rukun Tetangga (RT) will receive RM1.76mil in funding to carry out their activities and be properly equipped.

National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said the funds would be given to all RT zones nationwide which had an active SRS.

“The funds are to ensure the SRS are fully equipped, with Johor receiving RM204,000 from that amount.“The members can use the money to buy vests, batons, face mask, thermometers, hand sanitiser, flashlights as well as whistles, ” she said in her speech at the Pasir Gudang Taman Mawar Phase 1 RT.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Ismail Dollah was also present.

Halimah said RTs nationwide would be getting identification cards just like other uniformed groups, in the near future.

On ways to revive inactive RTs, she said 974 out of the 8,274 in the country would get new chairmen.

“We will be visiting these RTs to determine the reason for their inactivity and train new chairmen to ensure they carry out their duties. This is crucial as only with RTs, we can have the SRS, ” she said.

Halimah later took part in a patrol with the Taman Mawar SRS, together with Johor unity, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman Dr Chong Fat Full.

Currently, there are 1,079 SRS, with a total strength of 68,410 members nationwide.

Of this figure, there are 141 SRS in Johor with 9,239 members.

During the movement control order, SRS patrols were not permitted but were later allowed to carry out their duties in green zones starting from June 20.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was reported saying that from June 20, five SRS members per patrol group were allowed, with all required to register on the MySejahtera system to enable self-health evaluation.

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