Miri to increase CCTV surveillance, police presence


Lee (second right) presents a book to Lim. They are flanked by Sherrina and Miri Deputy Resident Nyurak Keti.

MIRI: Plans are afoot to boost the number of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras as well as increase the police presence here.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin said this is necessary to combat crime here.

“To further strengthen the police presence in Miri, we suggest for more MPVs (mobile patrol vehicles) and CCTVs in Miri, strategically located at certain areas so that they can reach the scene of the crime in the shortest time possible and we are requesting for more tourist police, as now we only have them at Miri Airport,” he told reporters after a briefing with new Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah and Miri Resident Sherrina Husaini yesterday.

“As for police posts, we have set up one at Desa Senadin earlier this year and more would be needed in places like Permyjaya and Riam Road.”

Lim, who is from Taiping, Perak, has served for 31 years with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Bukit Aman.

“We have the Department of Crime Prevention and Community Safety, which is headed by DSP Ang Seow Aun and is actively doing awareness programmes throughout Miri,” said Lim.

“We will try to do more to enhance the service of the police force in the respective areas and I believe the cooperation from the public is also vital in crime prevention.”