BY: ERMIZI MUHAMAD
SHAH ALAM, DEC 23: The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is consistent in playing its part as a responsible local authority in creating a safe and peaceful environment for its community.
Its Mayor, Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the initiatives are implemented through Petaling Jaya Safety Master Plan, which focuses on four main components.
He said, the four components are, environmental, infrastructure and digital security as well as security management.
“Some of the programmes and projects include turning ‘blackspots’ into safe areas, which have been implemented since 2013 under the Crime Reduction National Key Results Area (NKRA).
“At council level, the implementation is through the safe city physical project five immediate steps which are lightings, separation between pedestrian lane and motor lane as well as installing safety mirrors.
“Besides that, further efforts include installing billboards with warning against crime and providing lockable motorcycle parking areas,” he said in a statement in conjunction with the 12/2016 Council Meeting.
He said, the areas involved in the project so far are Kampung Lindungan, Petaling Jaya Selatan 6, Pangsapuri Damar and Mentari Business Park, Petaling Jaya Selatan 8.
“These areas were chosen based on the information generated by the Safe City Monitoring System (SPBS) which show them as having high crime cases of motorcycle theft, burglary and robbery.
“The selection was also agreed and approved by the Royal Malaysian Police and the Unit Khas NKRA Bandar Selamat JPBD,” he said.