Aggressive community policing executed in Miri

Lee Kim Shin

MIRI: The Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) is currently mobilising community policing more aggressively in all districts within Miri Division, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

The minister-in-charge of Miri DDMC stressed that all parties should play their respective roles in this regard during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in order to collectively curb the spread of Covid-19 in Miri Division.

“This is especially for Marudi district which is still a green zone, so that it will remain free of Covid-19,” he said today.

He listed the objectives of community policing as empowering ketua masyarakat/ketua kaum (KMKK) to monitor, coordinate, and organise activities in their respective villages/longhouses; raising awareness and increasing publicity on the dangers of Covid-19; improving compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implementing any form of restriction, warning, or detention based on the existing regulations.

Miri Division held its community policing workshop ‘Training of Trainers’ on July 27 last year which emphasised the important roles and responsibilities of community policing.

The workshop, which was attended by community leaders (KMKK) in Miri Division, focused on the various aspects of community policing.

In this regard, community enforcement teams were created under community policing to monitor all forms of social activities, events, gatherings, and funerals throughout the CMCO.

Lee also emphasised the vital role of the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK), and youths in helping to curb the spread of Covid-19.

He said in order to successfully achieve this would require the cooperation of all parties to play their respective roles as concerned grassroots leaders, youths, or members of the community.

“All are reminded to restrict the movement of people in their respective areas as well as help the frontliners by monitoring and reporting prohibited activities during the movement control order (MCO) or CMCO,” he said.

He reminded that during these periods, social activities and gatherings were not permitted.