SHAH ALAM, 15 Nov: The Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (Seroja) which was established by the State Government is not aimed at competing with Rukun Tetangga. Its main objective is to instil a sense of responsibility and togetherness among residents to eradicate vandalism.
Housing, Building Management and Squatters Exco, Iskandar Abdul Samad said that the scheme which was first launched in Pangsapuri Taman Puchong Permai on the 10th of November is part of the “Keep Our Apartments Clean, Cheerful and Harmonious” campaign that was launched in 2009.
“This year, three areas have been chosen pilot the programme.”
“This scheme is exclusively for apartment residents in Salangor who want to conduct security patrolling around their apartment areas,” Iskandar said in his press statement.
Iskandar said that the patrolling is restricted to areas that are under the Joint Management Body (JMB) and the Management Committee (MC).
“The State Government will provide every Seroja volunteer with Takaful insurance.”
“The apartment areas that participate in this scheme will also be given safety vests and torchlights for patrolling,” Iskandar said.
He explained that should the scheme be successful in the pilot areas, the scheme will be extended to ten more neighbourhoods next year.
“Nevertheless, the number of neighbourhoods will increase if there is encouraging response,” he said.