SALINA KHALID at the SHAH ALAM CITY COUNCIL BUDGET MEETING
THE Shah Alam City Council has allocated a total of RM350,000 to install five more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the city next year.
Mayor Datuk Ramlan Othman said the amount would be used to boost the current security system to ensure public places in the city were safer.
“We will install five more CCTV cameras in five areas prone to snatch theft as part of our crime prevention efforts,” he said.
Currently, the city council has installed four CCTV cameras at various public places.
Ramlan said the installation of the CCTV cameras had proven effective in reducing crimes especially snatch thefts and muggings in public places.
“We have also required that all new projects in the city be equipped with CCTV cameras - both on the outside and the basement parking areas.
“It means new shopping complexes in the city are now equipped with the device,” he said after chairing the city council (MBSA) budget meeting on Monday (Nov 6).
The city council would also allocate RM1mil to upgrade its revenue management system including building a stand-by -server to store important data related to revenue.
The move was part of efforts to provide efficient and effective services to ratepayers.
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