Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bicycles for USJ 13 patrol team

Recently, I purchased 10 bicycles for the Rukun Tetangga USJ 13 to assist them in patrolling the neighbourhood. Even though security is not under the jurisdiction of the Selangor State Government but the Home Ministry, I firmly believe we should all fight crime together. Therefore, I have used my state allocation to purchase these bicycles for the residents.

Photo courtesy of SJ Echo

Addressing the residents - Photo courtesy of SJ Echo

Below is the article from the Streets, NST:

SUBANG JAYA: Residents of USJ 13 received 10 bicycles to help them patrol their neighbourhood under the housing estate's voluntary patrolling scheme.

Loh Gwo Burne (fifth from right) and Hannah Yeoh (sixth from right) with residents of USJ13 after handing over the bicycles for the voluntary patrolling scheme.

The bicycles  were handed over to the  residents by Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and Kelana Jaya member of parliament Loh Gwo Burne at the  launch of the scheme. 

"I  hope that the Ministry of Home Affairs will increase the police presence in Subang Jaya.  The 16 patrol cars are not enough,  judging from the crime rate here," she added.

Loh also urged more police deployment in the area, considering the high density of people in Subang Jaya.  He also pledged to provide walkie talkies  soon to assist the patrolling team.

The scheme has attracted 21 residents so far. They will patrol the neighbourhood at designated times.

USJ 13 Rukun Tetangga president Khairul Izham Mokhtar said he hoped more residents will join the patrolling team.

"With more members, we can increase the frequency of the patrolling," he said.

He added that residents can also view the patrolling scheme as a fitness activity.

Besides the police, the scheme is  supported by the Fire and Rescue Department.   

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