Sunday, June 16, 2013

Now, police to patrol ATM spots every hour, day and night, all over Malaysia

The police will conduct hourly patrols round-the-clock nationwide to prevent break-ins at automated teller machines.

National Key Results Area chairman Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said motorbike and car patrol units will carry out the patrols and report to the district control rooms hourly from now.

Speaking at the launch of Ops Tawan Bukit Aman at the KLCC shopping mall, he said the patrol units would be fully accountable for any robberies or break-ins during their shifts.

Ayub also said the proposal for separate pedestrian and motorbike lanes as an initiative to reduce street crime was still under discussion.

"We have received Kuala Lumpur City Hall's response on the matter. But the proposal has to be studied further, including its impact on society," he said.

According to Ayub, based on statistics, crimes involving motorbikes made up 50 percent of the national crime index and the proposal was seen as a method to reduce the rate.

"For example, motorbike thefts are a major component of the national crime index and if we zoned them to certain areas maybe such crimes can be controlled," he said.

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