Mayor Yii concerned about crime rate in Miri


MIRI: Mayor Adam Yii is concerned about the recent rise in crime cases in Jalan Mutiara 5, Vista Perdana Phase 2 here.

He paid a visit to Miri criminal investigation department head DSP Loh Wooi Kee to urge police to solve the cases quickly and increase patrols.

Yii was accompanied by Miri Residents Committee chairman Malateh Mahmud.

“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people are now living in dire straits. I don’t want to see the increase in crime as this makes people worried and fearful. As the mayor, I will spare no effort to ensure that Miri is a safe and comfortable place to live in.”

Yii was informed by DSP Loh about the police’s strategies to tackle the increase in crime.

According to DSP Loh, police had been making numerous arrests related to house break-ins, car thefts and other crimes in Miri.

He said police had also received strong public support, leading to most cases being solved quickly.

He urged the public to report all crimes immediately so that police could take swift action.

DSP Loh also disclosed that the district’s crime rate had declined.

“Despite this, I hope police will continue to do patrols. They should continuously and actively detect and solve crimes and bring the criminals to justice, and give Mirians peace of mind,” Yii said later.

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