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Monday, August 6, 2012

By the people, for the people

PJ SS20 residents decided to organise their own security — and asked for help from the police rather than paying for private guards.
CAN a neighbourhood organise better (and free!) public security by working more closely with the police?

This is what the residents of Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, decided to do after reeling under a wave of snatch thefts, car break-ins and house burglaries in 2007.
“Rather than outsourcing the job to a private company, we decided to have dialogues with the police and requested more patrols in our area,” says Suresh Martin, a resident who is a security company consultant.  Read more .......

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