Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new police beat base in SS15

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:

SUBANG JAYA: Fresh from building a police beat base at the SS15/1A modern market, Hannah Yeoh has set her sights on building another 23. The Subang Jaya assemblyman utilised almost RM7,000 of her annual allocation of RM500,000 to build the beat base at the market and plans to do the same for the other beat bases.

The problem, however, lies in staffing the beat bases and Yeoh said she hoped Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar can solve the issue.

"I have done a study on every section in Subang Jaya and decided we need to build 23 beat bases to reduce crime in these areas. I will be using RM160,000 from my RM500,000 annual allocation to build the beat bases provided the police chief agrees to provide the manpower," she said.

Yeoh said it would take about 120 policemen working in three shifts to man the 23 beat bases.

"With the presence of police personnel in these areas, we might not need to have many gated and guarded communities," she said.

Khalid said there were currently only 60 policemen attached to the USJ 8 police station.

"For now, it's going to be difficult. I have already requested for more police personnel for Selangor. However, we will look into Yeoh's request," he said.

  
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.

10 comments:

hurricanemax said...

*tabik spring* to our YB Hannah and also the men-in-blue.
Keep up the good work and Bless you for your selflessness...

Poppy Costumes said...

Just wanna say...
Keep up the good work.

lan said...

this is how the cops should be, being non partisan :)

Farouk said...

Nice. Well done. I'm not sure of the struggles behind the scenes to get something like this going, but its great to see you take the lead in these matters. People notice...

trafficblues said...

The developed countries have overcome traffic problems by doing away with traffic lights and creating U-turns at strategic points. Why can't the U-turns instead of traffic lights be implemented as suggested by so many residents in the USJ.COM.MY e-group? If the study by IKRAM gave a "No No", where is the report that they claim so? We residents have been asking Rajiv via the website for this report but until today he cannot get an answer from MPSJ...... Maybe you can help us get that report, Hannah. I know you can do it...

ghkok said...

YB, you have our utmost support. Crime issues have reached the top priority in the minds of Subang Jaya people. There is nothing which brings more grief and fear. Hope that the 23 beat bases are built as soon as possible and the police chief deploy the required number of personnel. Location of the beat bases - will it be within residential areas and not just near commercial areas ? Can the State Budget provide more allocation for next year specifically for crime-related projects ?

Smart Move YB said...

YB

A very brillant & pragmatic idea in join force with the police.
Esp they could have been funded by the Fed Govt..
Yes many more areas require such police base as YB identified...I suggest YB to take your pace..coz you want to ascertain the policemen are doing their job well in those police base which are in place....Quality of their vigilant is equally important than quantity.
Take Care young lady

Anonymous said...

YB, Thank for the good job. I just hope that soon all the gated and guarded will be removed and not being controled by certain group of people for their business excuses or selfish intention in the name of security. The exit and entrace roads close is just so silly act.

Nyghtsky said...

You Rock, Hannah...

BUJANG SUSAH said...

bravo YB...!!!