The Lahat Police Station organised a crime prevention and awareness programme for the benefit of residents of Bandar Lahat Baru recently. It was held at the local Rukun Tetangga centre. The event was aimed at establishing a healthier relationship between the police and the people of Bandar Lahat with the hope of curbing crime in the area.
The event featured a blend of communal games, talks and awareness banners. One such talk was on sexual harassment and domestic violence by ASP Kamariah. She highlighted cases like rape, abduction and domestic violence and stressed the victims’ rights to report and to defend themselves. Booths were set up by the local neighbourhood watch group and Rakan Cop. The local fire brigade provided a fire engine for demonstration purposes.
DSP Dzaffir Mohd Yussof, the guest of honour, conveyed the words of the Ipoh Police Chief. The crime index in Lahat, he said, had fallen by two points from 37 in 2012 to 35 in 2013. He thanked the residents for their efforts in making the programme a success.
Organiser Hussin bin Awang, hailed the event a success judging from the huge turnout. He hoped with programmes such as this, people would be comfortable to work with the police.The day-long activity ended on a high note with a lucky draw and a buffet lunch for all participants.