DARO: Keeping peace, harmony, prosperity and security remains vital as far as villages are concerned.
As such, Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Abu Seman Jahwie believed that with the setup of the Voluntary Patrol Scheme (SRS) under the Neighbourhood Watch Committee (KRT) programme could help in maintaining these aspects needed for a safer community.
He said this at the launch of Kampung Matu KRT near here recently.
“I hope SRS members in Kuala Matu and other youths could work toward forming a volunteer fire fighting squad to combat fires around the Matu region.
“This is important as the nearest fire station to Daro is in Mukah, which is quite a distance away.
“Moreover the fire engines need to use the ferry to cross the Igan River to get to Daro.
“This is very time consuming during times of distress,” he added.
On a related subject, Abu Seman was very satisfied with Kampung Kuala Matu Hilir SRS patrol squad for their weekly effort in assisting police to reduce the crime rate.
On this, he called on the youths to play a more actively significant role apart from their participation in the village programmes.
Meanwhile the state assistant National Unity and National Integration officer Mazuri Mohd Aup hoped that more KRT and SRS teams would be established in the Matu and Daro region, adding that all members were insured by the department.
“Villagers who are interested to establish their respective KRTs or SRS can come see me at my office on Level Two of Mukah Federal Complex, Jalan Mukah/Balingian.
“They can also call the office at 084-879 33 / 874 922 or fax to 084-874944 during office hours,” she said.