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Monday, October 17, 2011

New Rukun Tetangga laws to be enacted soon

KUALA LUMPUR: New laws for the neigbourhood watch (Rukun Tetangga) will be enacted to replace the existing provisions under the Emergency Ordinance Act 1969.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Koh Tsu Khoon said the new Neighbourhood Watch and Voluntary Patrolling Scheme will replace the Neighbourhood Watch Regulations 1975 under the Emergency Ordinance Act 1969, which is to be repealed soon.

"We welcome any public feedback and suggestions to further improve the Act," he told reporters at Parliament lobby here Monday.

On a related matter, he said the 130,000-odd members of Voluntary Patrolling Scheme were given a 24-our of accident insurance coverage.

"They are also given a bereavement allowance of RM1,000," he said.
He added that some 142 members had passed away between 2007 and 2010, adding that their deaths were not related to duty operations.

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