More help for cops and residents

(Left and right pics) Army personnel putting up barbed wire around the Jaya Gading area in Kuantan, Pahang. — Bernama

KUANTAN police in Pahang are enlisting community leaders to help out in Jaya Gading which is under an enhanced movement control order (MCO).

Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said that 20 community leaders had been selected from the Village Development and Prosperity Committee because they were knowledgeable about the area.

“They will help monitor the situation and inform the police of any action that must be taken.

“Their other task is to help channel welfare aid to residents within the enhanced MCO area,” he said.

All the leaders will wear vests marked with the letters ‘PKOB’ while on duty as they are registered with the Disaster Operations Command Centre.With the help of the community leaders, the authorities can then focus on more pressing matters.

ACP Mohamad Noor, however, stressed that the community leaders were not enforcers and had been briefed on their duties to prevent any abuse of power.

“They will be supervised by the authorities, whether they be the Armed Forces, police or Civil Defence Force.

“I am confident they can provide excellent service to the affected residents,” he said.

The whole of Jaya Gading involving Kampung Jaya Gading, a part of Kampung Seri Damai and Bandar Baru Jaya Gading will be under the enhanced MCO until June 21.

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