PUTRAJAYA — Feb. 20, 2019: Six Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations — Taman Mutiara Cheras, Batu 11 Cheras, Bukit Bintang, Maluri, Kajang and Taman Pertama Cheras– have been identified as crime hotspots.
A special task force has been formed for these stations to improve security following an incident on February 14 at Taman Mutiara Cheras. The team will comprise 1,300 auxiliary police who will patrol the stations in plain clothes.
“We will also ensure that if MRT users need to be escorted to the parking areas, they can ask the help of the auxiliary police,” Transport Minister Anthony Loke told a press conference today.
In the incident, a 48-year-old woman was injured after she was beaten by a man who robbed her in a lift at the station, causing her to lose her identity card, ATM card and RM400.
The incident was discussed at today’s Cabinet meeting.
Prasarana Malaysia, the operator of the MRT, will also improve the lighting and closed circuit television systems at all stations and surrounding areas to regain the confidence of female passengers especially. — Bernama