Monday, July 14, 2014

KL MPs meet new city deputy police chief

Three Kuala Lumpur MPs met with newly appointed deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Law Hong Soon over the crime situation in the Federal Territory.
The group comprising Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Loon and Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng highlighted issues that were rampant in the city as well as their respective constituency during the meeting at IPK Kuala Lumpur.
Tan said he hoped all relevant parties could work out solutions to reduce crime in the city.
“Crime cases are the highest in the Federal Territory and the public’s perception about safety in the city has not improved.
“The responsibility of keeping the city safe is entrusted to the police but they need cooperation from various parties to reduce crime in the city,” he told the press after the meeting.
Fong brought up the issue of drug addicts in the Bukit Bintang constituency.
“I raised the matter of an increase in the number of drug addicts in the area.
“I requested more police presence, including more mobile police force to patrol the area,” he said
Other issues brought up include illegal foreign traders, bogus Internet cafes, illegal stickers for loan-shark services and scratch-and-win contest. They also discussed the lack of participation from the Chinese community in the police force.
Also present were Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s representative and Selayang Municipal councillor Ng Wei Keong.
Lim, meanwhile, praised Law’s commitment in reducing crime.
“Law shared with us some useful contacts that we can approach during emergencies.
“We also urge the police to have more dialogues with the public and foster a relationship with them,” he added.

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