By Adrian Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27: The Home Ministry will look into the application for upgrading and repairing of a police station at Kg Belawai near Tanjong Manis, Sarawak.
Deputy Home Minister I Datuk Seri Ismail Mohamed Said said the ministry will assess the needs of the local situation before making a decision to upgrade the facilities.
“We will study the crime index, capacity of the population and the socio-economy before making any decision.
“The Minister is happy to hear about the application (to upgrade the facility),” he said when replying to Tanjong Manis MP Yusuf Abd Wahab who requested the Home Ministry to upgrade and repair a police station at Kg Belawai which is in bad condition.
Earlier, Yusuf told the Parliament sitting the police station at Kg Belawai was built in 1973 and had a few staff working there.
He said there were more than 800 families and 3,000 people residing at Kg Belawai.
On another note, Ismail said the Home Ministry does not have any plan to build a new police station at Pulau Bruit.
He explained that any decision to build a new police station will depend on the local crime index, the population and the socio-economy of that area.
Ismail added that there is a police station which is located in Daro, serving the needs of Pulau Bruit should the need arises and is under the administration of Matu Daro district.
Meanwhile, Igan MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawi hoped that the federal government will put the plan to build a new police station in Daro under the first and second rolling plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) as he noted that the police station in Daro is in dire condition while the population in Daro has increased. —DayakDaily