FOR SAFETY: Many in Jalan Bunga Cempaka 6A want more police presence due to the rising crime-related cases
AMPANG: RESIDENTS of Jalan Bunga Cempaka 6A in Taman Muda are requesting for a police beat base to curb the rampant crime here. There are about 3,000 residents living at the Riviera apartment and shop lots there.
During a press conference, resident Wong Chee Keong said his daughter sustained injuries on her knees when snatch thieves tried to grab her bag recently.
"It happened at about 10pm," he said, adding that there were similar cases in the past.
Another resident Peter Lim, said there were many foreigners living in the area. He was unhappy that the foreigners were monopolising the badminton court.
"We are also concerned as drug addicts also hang around the area. There are also some vice activities taking place at the secluded area at the end of the road," he said.
Also present was Teratai constituency public complaints bureau chief Ben Liew Pok Boon.
"We have installed lamp posts as well as cut the big trees and overgrowth that block our view.
"But that has not deterred criminals. We hope the police will at least set up Ops Payung and station police officers to patrol this area," he said, adding that the nearest police station was a mere five-minute drive from the neighbourhood.
Another issue raised was the adjacent 0.2ha land which residents claimed had been abandoned by a developer for more than 20 years.
Liew suggested that the residents appeal to the local council to build a temple for the Chinese community here.