Subang Jaya Requests Federal To Allow Auxiliary Police To Assist PDRM

SHAH ALAM 27th AUGUST: Member of Parliament for Subang Jaya, Ms. Hannah Yeoh, is urging the Federal Government to consider expanding the jurisdiction of the auxiliary police service as requested by the Selangor local authorities, to encompass public safety instead of exclusively safeguarding the properties and premises of the local authorities.

She said the Federal Government should understand that the State Government only wishes to assist the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to maintain public order through the auxiliary police service.

“I was informed that the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has been approved for auxiliary police assistance, but their authority is only limited to safeguarding MBPJ properties. That sanction is pointless because we require approval for safeguarding public safety as well, not just MBSJ’s properties and buildings,” Hannah asserted.

Hannah is also urging the police consider relaunching Operation Umbrella (Ops Payung), which saw postings of police officers in strategic areas.

She also believed that the operation was not only effective in crime prevention, but it was also economical.

Commenting on the installations of CCTVs in the local authorities’ Selangor region, Hannah said the system should be reviewed and supervised often to ascertain its effectiveness in crime prevention.

“All local authorities must review their CCTV and statistically examine how the system can assist in crime-solving and prevention,” she said.

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