Crime victims can get help at Petron petrol stations, says company's arts campaign

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Petron petrol stations are stepping up the fight against crime with installation art to spread awareness on the Go To Safety Point (GTSP) initiative.

Petron retail business head Faridah Ali said the installation arts are to let the public know that GTSP is available at all Petron stations.

“We are starting off by putting the installation arts in 10 stations in Klang Valley as a pilot project.

“We want to make it clear that if anyone faces any emergency, especially victims of crime, they can go to any Petron station to seek help,” she told a press conference after launching the latest initiative on Wednesday (July 18).

The company will consider further action after reviewing the effectiveness of the pilot project, added Faridah.

While the installation arts are only at the 10 Petron stations, GTSP is available at all of the company’s stations nationwide, added Faridah.

“Under GTSP, our petrol stations dealers and key personnel are trained by the police to provide initial assistance before the police arrive on the scene.

“They are trained to calm the victim down, as well as know the necessary emergency numbers to call the authorities,” she said.

Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob hailed the installation arts initiative as timely.

“We need the help of every member of society in combating and preventing crime.

“This latest initiative is a move in the right direction,” he said.

The event also saw a crime scene enactment, where a woman was being assaulted by two men over a fender bender. The victim them screamed for help near a petrol station before police personnel arrived on the scene to apprehend the culprits.

The GTSP project, which was launched in 2013, is designed to create “safe zones”. Each safety point has also been equipped with facilities to alert the cops to come and record the victim’s statements and police report.

The petrol stations act as a converging point for police patrol units, making them one of the safest places to be.
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