‘Enough cops on patrol’

Koperal Hanapiah Salleh (right) and Lans Koperal Rasuki Razemi (second left) of IPD Serdang doing their security patrols at Lotus’s Puchong in-conjunction with Chinese New Year holidays yesterday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Sufficient police personnel will be deployed for patrols in the Klang Valley especially in residential areas and business districts during the Chinese New Year period, said Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim.

He said police patrols via the Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) and Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB) units would be deployed to ensure the safety of everyone.

“Some 280 MPV and 180 URB personnel are on duty daily in Kuala Lumpur.

“We will focus on residential areas, especially homes that have been left by those returning to their hometowns during Chinese New Year. Patrols will also be conducted at business districts as well,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Comm Azmi advised those who planned to return to their hometowns to inform the nearest police station so that targeted patrols could be conducted.

“As with other festive seasons, we always encourage the public to inform the police that their house is vacant as they have gone back to their hometowns or are travelling.

“We can monitor such areas closely to prevent any break-ins from occurring,” he said.

He also reminded those who planned to travel during the festive season to ensure that their homes were properly locked up.

Acting Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk S. Sasikala Devi stated that enough police personnel would be deployed in the state to conduct patrols.

“Patrols will be conducted in all places, such as residential areas. We want to ensure the safety of all during the festive season,” she said.

DCP Sasikala said it is important for those leaving their homes to inform the police beforehand.

“Then we will be able to conduct more targeted patrols,” she added.

She also reminded the public to plan their journeys to avoid getting caught in traffic congestion.

“As previously mentioned, we have identified several traffic congestion hotspots in the state in conjunction with the festive season.

“The districts involved are Sabak Bernam, North Klang, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Ampang Jaya and Gombak. For example, in Ampang Jaya, it is along the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) while in Gombak, it is at the Gombak toll plaza,” she said.

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