Take extra care of property, say cops

From Star Online

MUAR: Women are urged to be alert when carrying handbags during the Chinese New Year season. Muar deputy police chief Supt Lee Choon Guan said they should hold their bags tightly when walking along roads and hide them when riding on motorcycles. They should also avoid dark lanes or roads and not show off gold jewellery or cash when they go out shopping, he said.

He said, besides house break-ins and snatch thefts, police were concerned about pick-pocketing and urged the public to take extra precautions over their purses or wallets. He said that members of the public should be wary of strangers who approached them and tried to be kind or nice.

“Do not to fall asleep when travelling by bus,” he said. He also advised residents to protect their homes during Chinese New Year and inform the police of their absence during the celebration. “We are distributing safe-home campaign brochures and special forms for those celebrating the festive season away from home. “They can fill up the forms to enable us to identify the areas or housing schemes to check regularly,” he said after launching the safe-home campaign at Wetex Parade Supermarket recently.

Supt Lee said that police had started monitoring motorists and motorcyclists on the Muar-Pagoh, Muar-Yong Peng and Muar-Batu Pahat roads. Those found violating traffic regulations during the 21st Ops Sikap will face the maximum fine, he added.{jcomments on}


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