MBPJ Organises Prevention of Crimes against Women Campaign


PETALING JAYA, 20 Sept: In order to increase knowledge on women’s safety, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) organised the Prevention of Crime and Violence Against Women Campaign.

The MBPJ Town Planning Assistant Director, Nazihah Jaafar said that the campaign targets women because they often face the threat of crime and violence.

She said, police statistics show an increase in cases of violence against women by 12 percent for the first four months of this year compared to previous years.

“For the first four months of this year, 2,567 cases were reported compared to 2,295 for the same period last year,” she said.

She said this after launching the campaign at the MBPJ Civic Hall Auditorium recently.

A total of 200 people, made up of members of the public and representatives of local authorities, were present.

Among the highlights was a lecture on crime prevention delivered by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Amanita Public Relations Officer, Shiela Qobindan Nair and the ‘Women’s Personal Defense’ lecture by the Taman Petaling Gasing Indah Rukun Tetangga Chairman, Albert Khoo.

The speakers also shared their experiences and safety measures, as well as self defense action when facing criminal threat.

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