Resident Committee (RC) in Miri to be restructured

Yii (seated, white shirt) in a group photo with the RC members and their chairman Malateh Mahmud (seated, fifth from right).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Feb 3: Realising the crucial roles played by the Resident Committee (RC) in keeping criminals at bay, Miri City Council (MCC) is re-structuring the setup to make them even more useful to the community.

On Friday, during a get-together, mayor Adam Yii said the re-structuring would strengthen the committee’s partnership with the community to prevent crimes.

“I believe, through this strong partnership, we can help each other and keep an eye on each other to prevent crime and, therefore, create a safe and friendly environment, where crime is less likely to occur.”

Yii revealed that his office had received much positive feedback from the community concerning the RC.

“From this positive feedback, it reflects the public’s support towards the RC’s efforts in tackling crime. This is why we need to have the agency (RC) re-structured to better improve its quality of services,” he told the about 70 RC members present.

The RC here was established in 2015 with the aim of promoting neighbourliness, harmony and cohesiveness among the residents.

On a related matter, Yii said in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, RC members would be conducting patrols within their designated areas.

“I believe that these patrolling teams will complement the police in combating crime.”. — DayakDaily