OCPD Obstructs Residents’ Initiative to Safeguard Neighbourhood

By Jalan Datuk Sulaiman 3 Resident

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 – The local TTDI Police Station supported the Dasura Interim Committee's Gated and Guarded (G&G) Community in Jalan Datuk Sulaiman area, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail since 1 July 2009. However, according to the source who wish to remain anonymous, the TTDI Police were ordered by the Brickfields District Police OCPD Wan Abdul Bari bin Wan Abdul Khalid to remove the barricades yesterday morning.

It seems that the OCPD was instructed to do so by someone influential in Bukit Aman, a friend of the complainant who is supposedly a "Professor". The complainant claimed that there are no crimes committed in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

Many residents in various TTDI neighbourhoods who got wind of what happened to the JDS G&G yesterday morning expressed concern in some active internet newsgroups exclusively for TTDI residents, namely

Urgent Action Needed:
The latest directive by the OCPD (read email below) is obstructing and compromising the crime prevention measures put in place by the Jalan Datuk Sulaiman area residents. As time is of the essence in view of the coming Raya holidays, those who feel strongly that the directives by the OCPD should be retracted, please fax/email your letters of appeals and interventions to the following:

Wan Abdul Bari B. Wan Abdul Khalid
OCPD Brickfields (Ketua Polis Daerah)
Brickfields District Police
Jln Tun Sambathan
50470 Brickfields
Kuala Lumpur
Office No: 03-2274 2222 Ext 200
Fax: 03-2273 0885
H/P: 019-600 0757

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Musa Bin Dato’ Hj. Hassan
Inspector-General of Police
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2262 6222 Fax: 03-2070 7500
Email: [email protected]

Below is an excerpt of what IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan said in The Star just last Saturday, 29 August 2009:

PDRM — your service provider

We have to realise that the fight against crime is a common, shared responsibility.

As a community, we are all individually and collectively responsible for our unique roles in fighting crime and social ills. Community involvement in the fight against crime is essential in any civil society.

Law enforcers patrol areas concerned periodically but cannot possibly be everywhere, watching everything, for there are too few of us in numbers at the moment.

It is members of the community who can best identify the problems they face, the dangers that lurk in their neighbourhoods, the suspicious characters and the threats to their security.

As law enforcement officers, policemen are public servants first and foremost, but I call on everyone to rise to the challenge of playing their part in the fight against crime from its roots.

As members of the community, we each have an individual responsibility to our neighbour – we have to play a part to ensure that our neighbour, our housing area and our society is safe.

We appeal to you to be our ears, our eyes in instances and situations when we cannot be there.

This united effort is the key to tackling issues at the grassroots level.

It takes a joint and concerted effort to nurture our future generation to be law-abiding and not only disassociated from all criminal activity but also take an active stand against crime and criminal elements.

Let’s work together.

Let’s be united against crime – we are at your service and we need your service.

As far as we the residents are concerned, we hope the PDRM and DBKL will get their act together quickly and effectively; do the right thing for the common good and well-being of the rakyat as we are already doing our part to ensure that our neighbourhood and our society is safe.

From: P
Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 1:21 AM
To: Dasura Team Newsgroup

To the Dasura Team,

Just to reconfirm what was said by E and N, correct me if I am wrong, what was said by the OCPD before I send it out to my residents on JDS1.

The OCPD said,

  1. The guards cannot block entry to any of the DS roads.
  2. The guards cannot stop any vehicle or pedestrian from entering DS roads.
  3. The guards cannot ask or question the driver of vehicles entering into DS roads.
  4. The barriers are not to block but to slow down vehicles and if vehicles without stickers enter, the guard is required to discretely write down the vehicle number. 
  5. If the guards see suspicious vehicles/persons entering the DS roads, he is required to call the TTDI Police Station and they will respond within 15 minutes.
  6. Complainants said that the guards asked “Where are you going?” which is rude. OCPD suggested the guard must ask in polite manner, “Can I help you, sir?” Complainants said guard cannot speak Bahasa or English well.

The OCPD added, the police petrol car will turn on its siren when they drive around JDS area just to let residents know the police is around and the residents are allowed to stop the petrol car for “cakap, cakap” if they want at anytime.