Fostering safety education, community well-being


Ng (in red) with the martial arts team at the Community Safety Programme in Subang Jaya.

ON a clear Sunday afternoon, there was an air of anticipation at the USJ11/4 field in Subang Jaya, Selangor with the launch of a Community Safety Programme.

The USJ11/4 Residents’ Association (RA) event offered a blend of cultural festivities with community engagement and security awareness.

The idea was to offer residents a platform for fostering stronger neighbourly ties while promoting safety practices vital for communal well-being.

Residents also received a personal safety alarm keychain as a door gift.

The programme addressed various aspects of safety concerns particularly in the area of cybersecurity and cybercrime, which are becoming rampant.

Inspector Khairil Anwar Hamidun, Investigation Officer from the Subang Jaya district headquarters’ Commercial Crime Investigation Division (CCID), delivered a talk on cybersecurity measures for individuals.

He shared an interactive session with residents on how to improve their WhatsApp privacy and security settings.

The Community Safety Programme also included a self-defence demonstration and workshop by Immortal Martial Arts head coach and chief executive officer BR Kogila Vaany Balakrishanan.

She was aided by her team of senior instructors in demonstrating self-defence techniques designed to help individuals protect themselves in threatening situations as well as basic escape measures.

There was also role play by junior karatekas on bullying, as well as a demonstration of stances, blocks and strikes by senior karatekas.

Present at the event were Subang Jaya assemblyman Michelle Ng and MBSJ councillor Ken Chia.

The residents expressed happiness at meeting representatives from the police and local authorities, as their presence demonstrated commitment to serving and protecting the community.

The USJ11/4 RA also thanked the Registrar of Societies for sponsoring the programme through its Geran Pertubuhan Prihatin Komuniti (GPPK) that aims to foster the value of volunteering in empowering community safety.

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