KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- The Housing and Local Government Ministry
is in the final stages of preparing guideliness on planning construction of car
parks towards ensuring business premises including shopping malls provide a more
comprehensive security system, the Dewan Negara was told today.
Its minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said the government was also in the
process of improving the by-laws governing car parks so as to provide better
protection for users of car parks in commercial areas.
"Local authorties will have to adopt these two provisions in approving
building plans to ensure the aspects of crime at car parks are addressed as
well," he said when replying to a question from Senator Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul
The senator had wanted to know what was being done to ensure safety of
people using car parks in commercial areas as a number of women had become
victims of rape, kidnapping and snatch theft at car parks of late.
Chor said the changes would encompass aspects like adequate lighting, CCTV
systems, licensed quards and watchmen, facilities for the disabled, regular
maintenance and fire prevention.
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He said once the changes were approved, local authorities which did not
enforce the rulings would face penalties.
He also said business premises needed to install security systems which
included infra-red motion detectors, sirens, entry/exit control, CCTV system
with storage capability and movement activated video cameras.
He added that the government had also taken another initiative to tackle
crime which was getting local authorities to enforce Crime Prevention Through
Environmental Design (CPTED guidelines.
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