CCTVs at Malacca police headquarters to nab vandals

  • Nation
  • Monday, 05 Sep 2011

MALACCA: At least two closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed near the Melaka Tengah police headquarters under the Housing and Local Government's safe city concept.

State police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said police had earlier submitted a proposal to the authorities and it has been approved in principle.

“We have proposed that CCTVs be installed at public areas around the headquarters at Jalan Kota.

“We will ask the relevant authorities to expedite the installation,” he said yesterday.

SAC Chuah said Jalan Kota was one of the busiest tourist spots in the historic city and installing CCTVs would help beef up security in the area.

Last Thursday, flammable liquid was thrown into the headquarters' car park by an unidentified man for the second time.

A similar incident happened in April when a small fire broke out next to the entrance of the Traffic Unit after a molotov cocktail' was thrown in.

He noted that under the safe city concept, Malacca was to install at least 22 CCTVs around the city's crime-prone areas.

Asked if there was any CCTV near the headquarters, SAC Chuah said one had been installed at the Jalan Kota junction but it was more for traffic monitoring.

“We will not be able to see the criminals' face clearly from the CCTV if any crime happens in the area.

“Therefore, the implementation of the safe city concept should be expedited to help fight crime,” he said, adding that better lighting and separate walkways for pedestrians were other measures under the concept.

Meanwhile, SAC Chuah noted that preliminary analysis by forensics showed that the liquid thrown into the headquarters last Thursday night was alcohol.

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