KUCHING: The people have been told not to misbehave at certain popular public places under the jurisdiction of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) as their action may be recorded via closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
According to Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai, the commission had installed 24 units in these areas, slated to be operational by this November.
“This is a Federal-funded project and we are erecting metal poles (in these areas) over the next few months to facilitate the installation of the CCTVs,” he told reporters after launching ‘Program Kayuhan Ambang Merdeka’ and ‘Kutipan Tabung Gaza’ at his office yesterday.
Abang Wahap said this initiative was part of DBKU’s ‘Beautiful, Clean and Safe’ programme in making this city a popular destination Asia by 2017.
Moreover, he added that the CCTVs would be managed by both DBKU and police, hoping that it would help in preventing crimes, ill activities and vandalism which cost the commission dearly.
“One of the unique features of these CCTVs is that the footage is visible, even in very dim lighting. Hopefully this technology would help the authorities to do their job better,” he said.
Abang Wahap, however, did not disclose the overall cost of the units.
they would be installed, except that these places would be “strategic”.