Neighbourhood bicycle squad welcomed

MIRI: Local community service platform Majulah Miri has presented five units of bicycles to Squad 1 of Taman RBA Lutong Baru Neighbourhood Watch (RT).

The presentation was performed by Majulah Miri founder Datuk Hii King Chiong at the RT operation centre here yesterday.

According to councillor Bruce Chai, who is also a volunteer for Majulah Miri, the bicycles are sponsored by Shin Yang Group.

We recently found out about the RTs cycle patrollers on Facebook.

They have impressed us with their own initiative in setting up a cycling squad to watch over the safety and security around their neighbourhood.

We are made to understand that the idea (for RTs cycle patrollers) came up following several housebreaking cases in the area recently.

We are happy to know that since the squad was established, there has been a reduction in crime cases here, he said, believing that other local RTs should emulate the move made by their counterpart in Taman RBA Lutong Baru.

On behalf of RT Taman RBA Lutong Baru, Squad 1 head Affery Peter expressed his appreciation to Majulah Miri and the corporate sponsor for their generosity.

According to him, there are about 50 residents of the housing estate who have come forward and joined the cycle patrolling squad on voluntary basis.

In response, Hii told RT Taman RBA Lutong Baru that Majulah Miri had always been opening its doors to those in need of assistance in various fields be it in education, welfare, social, community development and safety.

The people at our service centre will do their best in addressing problems faced by the local community.

The presentation was witnessed by political secretary to chief minister Suzanne Lee, as well as Miri City councilors, Keith Chin and Kok Yung Kai.