Cooling crime hotspots

Public places are now safer, said Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar.

Expressing his satisfaction of the safety of public places such as shopping complexes, he said traders and tourists felt the difference.

“Traders, revellers and tourists used to worry on the security situation. Now the level of safety is better and they are satisfied with our work,” he told reporters after a walkabout in the Bukit Bintang commercial area here today.

Bukit Bintang used to be one of 11 crime hotspots in the capital besides Brickfields, Kuchai Park, Taman Midah, Taman Connaught, Alam Damai, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Jinjang Utara, Metro Prima Kepong and Danau Kota.

Ismail said his walkabout was one of the initiatives under the National Key Result Areas, aimed at reducing crime, particularly street crimes.

“I will go on another walkabout in Selangor tomorrow and followed by other states later,” he said.

He said senior police officers and their men are required carry out surveys and meet the public as part of the police force’s high-profile NKRA initiative.

– Bernama