Thursday, August 12, 2010

CCTVs needed in Segambut

Source: (By Veena Babulal, 11/8/2010)

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng has repeated his call for the government to provide closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 1km and 2km intervals here to prevent crime. Lim claimed there was one break-in a day in his constituency as there was not enough surveillance. "If there were more of such facilities, police and local council officers would be able to zero in on the crime when it is taking place and nab the criminals red-handed," he said.

He said such facilities were also cost-effective as the federal government would not have to deploy more cops to patrol the area. He said there were no CCTVs installed by City Hall in the area, to his knowledge.
"The only CCTVs installed were by the police along a number of federal roads such as Jalan Kuching," he added. The installation of cameras have decreased the number of crime in these areas. Lim also claimed that his appeals for police beats in high-crime rate housing estates like Taman Sri Sinar, Taman Segambut and Bandar Menjalara have fallen on deaf ears.

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