DBKU urges public to help stop rampant thefts, vandalism around Gita

DBKU public facilities in Gita, Petra Jaya, were hit by theft and vandalism.

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KUCHING: Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) is appealing to the public to help the commission collar vandals and thieves who are prowling around Gita area destroying and stealing public facilities that would take millions of ringgit to replace.

In a statement, DBKU acknowledged that these incidents had gone “out of control” and causing a lot of inconvenience and complications to the public, among others.

On August 1, for instance, DBKU’s Kampung Pinang Jawa Community Library was broken into from the rear window of the building.

“Losses include library membership fees in cash, several old steel book racks in the store room and all the aluminium window frames of the building.

“Theft cases such as these have been rampant for quite some time and getting worse by the day. A lot of these public facilities were vandalised and stolen,” it said.

DBKU public facilities in Gita, Petra Jaya, were hit by theft and vandalism.

To stop this social ill, DBKU said cooperation from the public was crucial because they could serve as their “eyes and ears” to ensure public facilities were secure.

For those who have information or have witnessed such incidences, they can alert DBKU’s 24-hour Service Centre at 082-446644 or SMS or WhatsApp 016-886 4466.

“Your cooperation is very much appreciated, and DBKU would like to thank you in advance,” the statement added. — DayakDaily