Let's fight crime together
NST, 4 October 2004
EVERY time a crime is committed, the authorities
tend to take a large portion of the blame. Perhaps
public apathy could be a reason why criminals seem
to have the upper hand these days?
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, deputy chairman of the Malaysian
Crime Prevention Foundation, said public apathy was
an important issue.
"I have always maintained that crime prevention
is a collective responsibility. We cannot solely depend
on the police to fight the menace)." He said
that even the most sophisticated security systems
would not work without everyone's co-operation. "I,
therefore, applaud Dijaya Corporation Berhad's efforts
to increase co-operation among the various bodies
in the fight against crime," he said during the
official handing over of the police beat base by the
company to the Petaling Jaya police.
The police beat base was handed over by P.K. Poh,
Dijaya's group managing director to OCPD Petaling
Jaya, Senior Assistant Commissioner II Datuk Ghazali
Md Amin. According to Ghazali, project discussions
began several months ago and resulted in an agreement
between the police and Dijaya to provide more patrols
within the Tropicana/Damansara Indah residential area.
"The patrols will be conducted in three shifts,
day and night," he said. "The RM50,000 beat
base will "be used by police personnel to rest,
monitor and conduct simple queries," added Ghazali.
"Although there are few crimes within Tropicana
Damansara lndah to date, the enhanced security measure
is seen as a positive step in the right direction,"
Dijaya is the parent company of the Tropicana Golf
and Country Resort. Among its projects are the Tropicana
Golf and Country Resort, Damansara lndah Resort Homes,
Damansara Intan E-Business Park, Casa Damansara 1,
Casa Damansara 2, Sri Desa Condominiums and Sri Desa