Sibu Municipal Council to install 93 CCTV cameras at Central Market

Chieng (fifth left), Tiang (fourth left), and Tan (fifth right) pressing the button to light up the lanterns.

SIBU: The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) will install 93 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the Central Market.

SMC market and petty traders standing committee chairman councillor Albert Tiang said the council had signed a contract with the contractor to install the cameras

“After the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration, we will have a meeting with the contractor to iron out the details,” he said when met by reporters after attending the lighting-up of 347 lanterns at Central Market last night.

Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng officiated the ceremony. Also present was Sibu Hawker Welfare Association chairman Tan Hong Kiang.

Commenting on the CCTV, Tiang said it would cover the entire area of the market. He explained that the CCTV, imported from China, has long-range, short-range, wide-angle, and 360-degree camera modes.

In addition, he said the CCTV can also be coordinated with smartphone and wireless applications that facilitate remote monitoring work.

“It will be easy for the council to monitor the market’s surroundings, including traffic congestion,” he added.

The council would also set up decorations at the Central Market during other festivals like Hari Raya, Gawai, and Christmas.

“This is to attract visitors. This market is also the largest in Malaysia and should be beautified with festive decorations because it is our icon in Sibu,” he said. — DayakDaily