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LAST_UPDATESun, 23 Nov 2014 2pm

Woman's Stabbing: City Hall To Work With Police On Public Safety

KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall will work with the police to enhance public security after the latest snatch-theft incident in which a clerk was stabbed at the Bandar Tun Razak LRT station last Thursday.

The 39-year-old victim, Chin Suet Fong, was stabbed twice in her thigh and abdomen with a knife by two suspects who wore full-faced helmets.

KL Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said he had given an order for his enforcement team to investigate the matter.

"Our enforcement unit will soon sit down with KL police and RapidKL to strengthen public security at the station. If necessary, we will get the Residents Associations to work with us," he said.

Ahmad Phesal also said there had been many snatchtheft cases recently in Dataran Merdeka.

"We will review all these incidents to ensure the safety of the public in KL," he continued. Head of Media Affairs at RapidKL, Azhar Ghazali, said in a press statement that they "view with serious concern" the incident involving Chin.

"In curbing similar incidents in the future, we would like to emphasise on the need for collaborated efforts from all relevant parties in enhancing safety at areas surrounding LRT premises. The parking area referred in the report is not within the jurisdiction of the Bandar Tun Razak LRT station, and falls under the jurisdiction of the City Hall," he said.

Azhar said the areas within the station and within the jurisdiction of RapidKL are always well-protected.

- Ikram Ismail / The Malay Mail

http://www.mmail.com.my/story/city-hall-collaborate-cops-public-safety-47352

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