Billboards for crime prevention in Penang

Penang Chief Police Officer Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said a digital board would also be installed at the State Police Contingent Headquarters to provide statistics on crime in the state. — file picture
Penang Chief Police Officer Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said a digital board would also be installed at the State Police Contingent Headquarters to provide statistics on crime in the state. — file picture

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GEORGE TOWN, Dec 29 — Penang police will put up more than 30 billboards on crime prevention messages in all districts to foster awareness on crime prevention.

Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said police would put up billboards in various languages to urge the society to check crime, especially violence.

“Each district will have at least five billboards as an effort by police to cooperate with the people to combat crime,” he told reporters after a police volunteer reserve passing out parade here, today.

Abdul Rahim said a digital board would also be installed at the State Police Contingent Headquarters to provide statistics on crime in the state.

He said police would update the digital board about statistics on crime.

“The LED digital board would be put up at the compound of the police headquarters to show the number of criminal activities taking place daily,” he said adding that if more allocation was forthcoming under the National Key Results Area, more digital boards would be up.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim said Penang police had surpassed the crime reduction target in the state this year.

He said the target this year was to reduce crime in the state by five per cent but police have managed to reduce by 5.3 per cent compared with last year. — Bernama

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