KUALA LUMPUR: City police are looking to set up tourists beats to better serve and protect the thousands of tourists coming to the city.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that his department is holding discussions with the Malaysian Association of Tours and Travel Agents (Matta) on the best locations and times for the beat.
“So far, we have identified eight locations in the city with high tourist traffic like Jalan Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Dataran Merdeka.
“We are planning to have a static post with one to two personnel and they will patrol the area in the morning and evening,” he said at a press conference, adding that the beats will be set up sometime next year.
He was speaking after a walkabout session at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS or Southern Integrated Transport Terminal) in Bandar Tasik Selatan here on Monday.
“We are having this walkabout to raise awareness on safety for the public who are traveling during the (Deepavali) holiday season,” he said.
Comm Mazlan urged everyone travelling and driving during the festive season to be cautious on the road.
“We are also at full deployment so that we can ensure the safety of everyone on the road and of their empty homes during these holidays,” he said.
He said that the crime index has reduced one percent so far this year, compared to the same period last year.
“However if you follow the new measurement of per 100,000 residents in an area, the index has gone down by 9.38%,” he said.
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