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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Oct 12: Miri Mayor Adam Yii is worried about the alarming increase in thefts at Jalan Mutiara 5 in Vista Perdana Phase 2.
Earlier today, he paid a visit to Miri Police Division Head of Criminal Investigation, DSP Loh Wooi Kee to urge the police to solve the cases quickly and increase patrols to deter criminal activity in the area.
Yii was accompanied by Miri Resident Committee chairman Malateh Mahmud.
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the people are now living in dire straits. I don’t want to see the increase in crime make the people more worried and fearful. As the mayor, I will spare no effort to ensure that Miri is a safe and comfortable place to live in,” Yii said.
During the meeting, Yii was briefed by Loh about the crime rate and the police’s strategies to respond to the increase in crime.
Yii also urged Loh to step up patrols to protect citizens’ property.
Meanwhile, according to Loh, Miri Criminal Investigation Department has made numerous arrests related to house break-in syndicates, car thefts, and other criminal activity in Miri recently.
He said that the police had received strong public support in solving cases, leading to most cases being solved quickly.
Loh thus urged the public to report all crimes to the police so that the police can investigate immediately.
Loh also disclosed that Miri District’s crime rate has declined.
“Despite the decline, I hope the police will continue to perform their duties and strengthen patrols. They should continuously actively detect and solve the crimes and bring the criminals to justice, and give the citizens of Miri peace of mind,” Yii said. — DayakDaily