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Ops Sikap will start a week before Hari Raya, says IGP

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:19 am
by admin
KUALA LUMPUR: Ops Sikap will be carried out to help reduce road accidents a week before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said.

He said that lookout towers and speed traps would also be used on the North-South Expressway and other highways to catch reckless drivers.

“We also have patrol cars cruising the highway to ensure smooth traffic flow,” he said.

The police would also carry out urine checks on bus drivers to ensure that they are not under the influence of drugs, he said.

He said 2,000 police would be deployed nationwide to carry out Ops Sikap.

Musa also urged drivers to get their vehicle checked and serviced before ‘balik kampung’ and reminded them to drive carefully during the festive season.

“Those leaving their houses empty should also informed the police so that they could patrol their area,” he said.

He also warned people not to play with firecrackers because they were banned and could hurt their children.

Earlier, the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) president Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor handed over specially prepared Raya food to security forces.

She said 32,000 boxes of the food containing serunding daging, sambal ikan bilis, satay gravy and nasi himpit worth RM290,000 would be sent to them before the Raya.

The food would be sent to 15,000 army personnel, 15,000 police, 2,300 members of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and 1,000 peacekeeping officers serving in various countries, she said.

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