Police to deploy extra personnel for Malaysia Day do
by Gary Adit, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on September 13, 2012, Thursday
KUCHING: The police will deploy up to 1,000 personnel in Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching to ensure the safety and security of the public during the upcoming Malaysia Day celebration and other related events.
State police commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said that personnel from the districts not directly involved in the celebration will be deployed to the three districts to ensure no untoward incidents occur in the days leading up to Sept 16.
“We will be stationing over 400 police officers and personnel for the national-level Malaysia Day celebration in Bintulu, which is more than adequate to handle security matters on that day.
“There will be slightly over than 100 personnel deployed in Sibu on that day as the event there is on a smaller scale, while a further 400 policemen will be on duty here for the Sarawak Regatta from Sept 14 to 16,” said Acryl after attending a Hari Raya open house organised by the district police headquarters at Jalan Simpang Tiga yesterday.
On a separate matter, he said the crime trend in the state over the past month involved mostly common theft and break-ins, and that the police had already taken steps to address the situation by increasing crime prevention measures and patrols in residential areas and business districts.
He added there would also be a more visible police presence in highly-frequented areas to ensure that members of the public feel more comfortable, safe and secure during their outing.
Among those who attended yesterday’s open house function were Assistant Minister of Housing Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Semariang assemblywoman Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, state Immigration director Datu Robert Lian, DBKU Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai, MBKS mayor Dato James Chan, senior state and district police officers, heads and staff of government departments and agencies, as well as business and community leaders.