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Increase patrol in villages to reduce crime

Hamisa receiving a token from the organizer.
Hamisa receiving a token from the organizer.

TAWAU: The government is taking various steps to tackle crime activities in the state, especially in villages.

Sabah Deputy Minister of Resource Development and IT Technology, Datuk Hamisa Samat, said active involvement of local communities can reduce public worries on crime occurrences such as break-ins and robbery at night.

She explained that all criminal activities including those that are committed by illegal immigrants cause losses in properties and threatens public safety.

“To tackle the problem, set up more active KRT in villages or housing areas.

‘The move will organize order among the community and help the authority in fighting crimes in their respective areas,” she added.

Hamisa was speaking during the Tawau District KRT Unity Aspiration Night at Emas Hotel, here.

The Tanjong Batu Assemblyperson also stressed that local communities should follow the examples of other villagers who volunteer for patrolling activities once every two nights.

“There are also those volunteer for the Volunteer Patrol Scheme (SRS), and these people are willing to sacrifice their sleep and go straight to work the next day,” she added.

The effort, she said, will reduce crime activities and attract more participation which is beneficial for ethnic integration.-SayangSabah


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