Melaka schools to beef up security to prevent kidnapping attempts


MELAKA: The state Education Department has been told to beef up the security of schools to protect students from kidnapping.

Melaka education, technology and telecommunications committee chairman Datuk Rais Yasin said pre-emptive measures are needed to prevent the kidnapping of students following a spate of cases reported in other states.

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“We want to take an early step to avoid such attempts although the state has not recorded any such cases,” he said after the launching of the Smart Grid Technology Summit on Tuesday (Sept 27).

Rais said he will ask the Education Department to arrange for a meeting with all stakeholders representing schools in the state.

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“We will discuss the method of intensifying security levels with school management as well as parent-teacher association representatives too, ” he said.

Separately, Rais said the state targets 30,000 residential units to participate in the Smart Grid Technology using solar energy.

He added that Melaka is among 28 cities from 11 countries that have been selected for the energy transformation programme.

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