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'Op Selamat' will be carried out for 15 days from Sunday
SHAH ALAM: `Op Selamat', which focuses on overall security during the festive season will be carried out for 15 days from Sunday.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said 6,000 security personnel including traffic police and from the Road Transport Department (RTD) would be on duty to monitor traffic throughout the operation.
For surveillance in housing areas, the police would use the available strength, because only 10 per cent of members were allowed to go on leave during the festive season, he told reporters after launching `Op Selamat', here, today. He said, the police had decided on police omnipresence through the patrol and static concept at 150 'black spots' or accident- prone areas.
"The concept involves using canopies at R&R and lay-byes as meeting places for the traffic police and other agencies which double as information centres for the public," he said. Ismail said the `patrol and static approach' would impact positively on the road safety campaign through police pres ence and their more intensive roles.
Other than road safety elements, he said Op Selamat also stressed on the safety of houses which were left vacant by their owners to return to hometowns.
In this regard, he had directed all district police chief to carry out crime prevention patrols to curb crimes especially house-breakings.
To those celebrating Aidilfitri in their villages, use the returning to hometown information form on the official web page portal of the police, print, fill up the form and submit it to the nearest police station.
Ismail said another method of informing the police about returning to homwtowns was through `Rakan Cop' with its 495,103 members who could sms their address and date of holiday, at any time.
Like previous operations, he said Op Selamat would recog nise prudent road users, and awards would be given to 50 road users at the end of the operation. - Bernama