KOTA KINABALU: The responsibilities of the Neighbourhood Watch community (KRT) is to promote unity and provide security in their area.
“Today KRT is not only for neighbourhood activities, but also the eyes and ears for the authority to channel information regarding issues of unity,” said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, in his speech officiating the ‘Perhimpunan Semarak Padu’ event in Sabah Federal Auditorium Complex, here today.
To enhance KRT contribution to community development, the government provides an annual grant for KRT to run its neighbourhood activities, Kurup said.
“With the annual grant channeled through the National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN), the government hopes it will help KRT with its activities especially in this state. Sabah has the most KRT units numbering 903 around the state.
About 25 KRT representatives from Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Putatan, Papar, and Tuaran received the annual grant amounting to RM6000 at the event, and 20 senior citizens received angpau gifts, presented by Kurup.
Also present at the event was the Minister of Community Development and Consumers Affairs, Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid, and Sabah Police Commissioner, Dauk Jalaludin Abd Rahman. – SayangSabah