Police launches ‘Ops Selamat 2018’

SAC Shafie (second from right) sticking an `Ops Selamat 2018’ sticker on a police outrider as a launch gimmick to `Ops Selamat 2018 Hari Raya Aidilfitri’. Also seen in the picture are Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) commissioner Datuk Wee Hong Seng (second from left) and Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall general manager Cheah Kheng Mun (centre).

KUCHING, June 11: In conjunction with the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, police have been intensifying their efforts not only in fighting crime but also in enforcing traffic rules to ensure everyone could celebrate with peace of mind.

Sarawak Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department (JPJKK) chief SAC Shafie Ismail said with the launching of ‘Ops Selamat 13/2018’ in conjunction with the celebration, police would focus on hotspots, namely housing areas with frequent house break-ins and roads with frequent accidents.

Speaking to reporters after launching the operation at Plaza Merdeka here this morning, he said this year’s traffic operation would be implemented with ‘Total Enforcement’ because advocation and awareness methods had not been effective against errant road users.

SAC Shafie speaking to reporters after launching `Ops Selamat 2018 Hari Raya Aidilfitri’ at Plaza Merdeka, Kuching.

“This is to ensure that road users would be extra careful when on the road and obey the rules and laws, especially during the coming Hari Raya.

“Apart from traffic, police would also intensify their patrols in housing areas that have frequent break-in cases,” said SAC Shafie.

He added that during the operation (from June 8 to 22), police would be collaborating with other enforcement agencies such as Sarawak Rivers Board and Sarawak Marine Department to help ensure that those using river transport could go back to their hometowns or villages safely.

“I call upon the public to give their full cooperation to the police throughout this ‘Ops’,” he said.

He also advised those who would be leaving their homes unattended to inform the nearest police station about it so that police could carry out patrols around their homes. — DayakDaily