Five “Policeless” Outposts To Be Build By Assemblyman As Crime Prevention Measure

AMPANG, AUGUST 31st – State Assembly Member of Chempaka, Iskandar Abdul Samad, will have five police outposts build in Taman Cempaka, even though the police refused to spare any officers to man the outposts.

Iskandar said the plan will begin in stages starting from next October as a concentrated effort to increase security and deal with endemic crimes.

He also revealed that the proposal was forwarded to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Abu Bakar, but the former Selangor Chief of Police had refused to grant the request for officers to man the outposts.

“The situation in the area is deteriorating. Constructions will begin in stages starting this October. I will not wait for the police. I will have the outposts built myself.”

“If the police is reluctant to spare us any manpower, the residents are willing to patrol the area voluntarily. My office will also offer support and assistance in ensuring the safety of the neighbourhood and properties,” he said in a media statement yesterday.

Recently, an executive of an airline company, Shahrinawati Abu Bakar, was tragically killed during a mugging attempt.

Last month, just 500m away from the scene of crime, an employee of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) who attempted to post a notice at an illegal shop in Kampung Pandan, was attacked with a machete.

Iskandar said a drastic action is necessary for crime prevention, as his office regularly receives complaints about muggings, robbery and housebreaking-and-entering.


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