To fight crime, let’s have a national CCTV policy

Source: The Star Online

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SUBANG JAYA: The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has proposed that the Government establish a national policy on closed-circuit television (CCTV).

Its vice-chairman Datuk Seri Ayub Yaakob said the proposal was made during the one-day Selangor MCPF townhall discussion on effective strategies in prevention of crime and drug abuse here Saturday.

“We have seen billions of ringgit being spent and CCTVs installed everywhere, but none of them followed any regulation or policy to assist in crime prevention and criminal investigations.

“Therefore, we urge the Government to formulate a policy as a means of regulating CCTVs as has been implemented in developed countries such as Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom,” he told a press conference after the discussion.

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