Posted: 16 Aug 2010 09:17 AM PDT
In 2009, the police set up small temporary canvas police bases placed in crime hotspots in the Klang Valley and one of such police bases was placed in SS15 where the market is.
The Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar has said in his letter published by The Star on 25 January 2010 : The pondok in the form of tents were rented by the police since August 2009 but had to be discontinued due to financial constraints. Since January this year, we had no choice but to stop renting them.
When the committee members of SJ Alert namely, Robert and Eileen first informed me that the temporary police pondok at SS15 had to be removed because of insufficient funds, I immediately agreed to use my state allocation to purchase a police beat for the community in SS15. This was done after we received commitment from Datuk Khalid that the police would commit to manpower for this pondok.
Even though the police force is an agency under the Federal Government, I am going out of my way as the State Assemblyman of Subang Jaya to combat crime by financing the purchase of this police beat for my residents. I believe in partnering with the police to fight crime.
Here is the article from NST on the handover of the new police pondok purchased by my office using the Selangor State Government allocation:
Yeoh and Khalid jointly opened the single-storey beat base at the SS15 market yesterday.
Yeoh said she hoped that the presence of policemen at the beat base will help deter crime in the area.
"The police have identified this area as one of the hotspots in Subang Jaya. There are many students living here and there have been many incidents of snatch thefts here.
"We hope that regular patrolling and the presence of the beat base will help reduce crime in the area," she said.
Meanwhile, Khalid said the crime index in Subang Jaya had dropped by 38 per cent in the first six months of this year.
"We have managed to control crime, thanks to the help and cooperation of the public. We hope that more people will come forward and provide information and report any suspicious activities in their area," he said.
On the issue of traffic congestion in Subang Jaya, Yeoh said she had requested Khalid to station his men in several congestion-prone hotspots in the area.
She said critical areas included the Summit interchange, Sri KL roundabout, Bandar Sunway, PJS 7 and the Motorola area.
"The traffic division is lacking in manpower, but we will look into her request," said Khalid.
Some photos are courtesy of SJ Echo
You can also read about the event reported in Sin Chew.
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