Cops appeal to public to be their eyes and ears


Dr Sim (third right) showing a flyer with the police hotline number on it. Also seen are Abang Ahmad (second right), (from left) Foo and Chan. — Photo by Bong Yi Sien

KUCHING: District police chief here ACP Abang Ahmad Abang Julai has appealed to the community to be the eyes and ears of city police to combat crime.

He believed that with their close co-operation, petty crime-prone areas such as Kenyalang Park could be turned into white areas (crime free).

He was delighted to see the people of Kenyalang Park taking the initiative to work with the police by providing reliable information so that the authorities could take immediate action.

He made these points after visiting the Kenyalang Market Food Centre here with Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian yesterday.

Among those present were Mayor of Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Datuk James Chan and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Central publicity secretary Milton Foo.

Abang Ahmad asserted that one of the best approaches to prevent crime was CCTV


As such, he hoped that all hawker centres and businessmen would equip their premises with CCTV surveillance systems, which would enable the authorities to acquire useful information in case of untoward incidents such as a theft or break-in.

Meanwhile, Dr Sim said MBKS had enhanced CCTV surveillance at the Kenyalang Market Food Centre to improve security there.

According to him, there are 10 surveillance devices on the lower floor while six new ones have recently been installed on the upper floor, bringing the total there to seven.

He called upon the public to report to the authorities whenever they come across any suspicious characters.