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SHAH ALAM, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- More than 8,000 people have installed and

registered the Selangor police''s "My Distress" mobile application that enables

the public to seek police assistance during emergencies.

DSP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon, the state police''s officer in charge of

the National Key Result Area (NKRA), said the overwhelming response showed that

many are impressed with the product, launched by state police chief DCP Datuk

Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah on Wednesday.

"As of noon today, 8,305 people mostly from Selangor have registered their

My Distress application," he told reporters here today.

The smart phone application allows the public to signal for help in

emergency situations by pressing a button on their smart phones.

The signal will then be routed immediately to the control rooms of the

Selangor police headquarters and eight district police stations in the state.

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POLICE-MUDISTRESS 2 (LAST) SHAH ALAM

My Distress is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) that will help

police trace the location from where the distress signal has been sent.

Mohamed Mokhsein also said that the police had been receiving many queries

from the public outside of Selangor asking for the system to be introduced in

other states.

He called on the people to use the application wisely, such as during

emergencies or in life-threatening situations, and not using it for petty

issues.

-- BERNAMA

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