Walkways to be built further from roads to combat street crime
KUALA LUMPUR: Pedestrian walkways will be built further from roads in 151 local councils as part of efforts to combat street crime, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said on Wednesday.
“By separating walkways from roads, pedestrians will be further away from possible snatch thieves,” he told reporters at the ministry here.
He added that among the other measures to be implemented include installing 496 CCTVs at crime-prone areas under 24 local councils by the end of 2012.
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