In view of the almost daily house break-ins and thefts, Gerakan Ipoh Timur Division organised a crime prevention solution forum in Ipoh Garden East and Kg Simee recently. This community service programme was in collaboration with Persatuan Keselamatan Sukarela Kawasan Bercham (PKSKB), a voluntary organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies.
With the motto, “You for all, all for you”, PKSKB, which is run solely by volunteers with generous donations from the pubic, strives to reduce crime and create a more harmonious community through education. At the forum, members of the society shared their experiences in handling not only criminal cases but also accidents, fire and other emergencies.
During the case study session, participants were shown ways to avert crime in various situations. It is said that 80 per cent of crime cases could be prevented. With the knowledge acquired, participants would be more sensitive of their surroundings and stop falling victims to crime.
Ipoh City Councillor, Ceylyn Tay, urged residents to report all crime cases to the Police so that they could compile more accurate crime statistics and would be pressured to act on solving the cases. However, she stressed that residents have to work together and help each other rather than rely solely on the Police. “The safety of the community is the responsibility of everyone,” she said.
The forum wrapped up with a question and answer session with Corporal Zulkefli Idris from the Kg Simee Police Station answering questions posed by participants.