Statement by Lim Guan Eng in Penang on Tuesday, 23rd September 2008:
Federal Government should speed up the installation of 48 CCTVs in
Penang to help the police to prevent crime
The Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng
has extended the condolences to the family of former Bukit Tambun
Assemblyman Lai Chew Hock over the shocking murder of Lai’s wife Toh Ju
Lee by robber outside their family home last night.
I have contacted with Chief Police Officer Dato’ Wira Ayub Bin Yaakob to
express my concerns at the crime situation in Penang especially before
the murder of Madam Toh last night， there was a robbery at the Penang
International Airport the previous day involving the loss of RM840,000
worth of gold.
Dato’ Ayub has briefed me on the situation and I have convey the state
government’s request to the police to beef up security and increase
police patrol to combat crime particularly during the Hari Raya holiday.
Dato’ Ayub shares the state concerns and assured me that the police will
monitor the situation closely to try to check crime.
The Penang state government urges federal government to speed up the
installation of 48 CCTVs in Penang to help the police to prevent crime.
The installation of these CCTV is necessary in lieu of inadequate police
personnel to conduct regular police patrol.
MPPP have already installed 31 CCTVs in Penang island and will receive
24 more. MPSP has no CCTV and will also receive 24 CCTVs from the
I have instructed both local council to write to the Ministry of Housing
and Local Government to grant the 48 CCTVs to be installed immediately
to help the people of Penang enjoy the 4 basic rights of security to
lives, to work, to study and play in a safe and secure environment.
Apart from existing approved CCTV, the Penang state will still require
an additional 285 CCTVs. We hope that federal government can supply the
285 CCTV required or the Penang government will have to think of
alternative measures to ensure public safety in Penang.
Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief
Minister Penang & DAP