PUTRAJAYA: The police have been directed to conduct more frequent patrols in crime-prone neighbourhoods during the Chinese New Year festive break.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said this was to prevent break-ins during that period.
The police have been asked to go on their rounds from the eve of Chinese New Year until the fifth day of the festival.
Homeowners must be responsible by ensuring that their doors and gates are locked. They should also ask their neighbours to keep a watch on their homes if possible, he said yesterday.
Chor said there had been fewer robberies in the days leading up to the festival due to the diligence and continuous surveillance of the police.
He also warned the public that the ban on fireworks and firecrackers was still on.
On replacing restricted passports for entry into Singapore with MyKad, Chor said the proposal had been presented to Singapore Home Affairs Minister Wong Kam Seng who met Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi last month.
Chor, who is the Alor Star MP, said he was confident that non-Malay Barisan Nasional component parties could retain their seats in the general election.
We can achieve this provided there is no bickering among the parties, he said.
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