A safer Kuala Lumpur: Exclusive dialogue with KL Chief Police Officer, Dato Seri Mazlan Lazim

Kuala Lumpur, 14 March 2018 – In line with Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be one of the safest cities in the world, InvestKL recently facilitated a dialogue with the KL Police Chief which was attended by more than 12 Ambassadors from Japan, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, Delegation of European Union, amongst many others.

More than 50 representatives from the Foreign Embassies and Chambers, government stakeholders, and the Kuala Lumpur police force were also in attendance at the interactive dialogue session. The dialogue touched on KL's modern policing methods and world-class policing service to the society.

“Safety is of utmost important in a business hub or a smart city. Multinationals will continue investing in Kuala Lumpur as it is a safe, vibrant and liveable city,” commented Datuk Zainal Amanshah, CEO of InvestKL.

The aim of the dialogue was to promote the partnership between police and foreign communities, and explore how the partnerships can work hand-in-hand to root out crime. The Kuala Lumpur police manpower currently stands at 9,586 personnel, with the ratio of 1:260 between police and the people. Globally, 1:300 is seen as a ideal ratio.

Besides highlighting the latest findings on crime statistics, the Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Commisioner Dato Seri Mazlan Lazim shed light on Modern Policing Initiatives: including the PDRM Integrity Plan 2016-2020; an e-Reporting platform which provides a convenient means to lodge police reports 24/7 without going to a police station (only for KL contingent); the PDRM’s Smart Lock-up characterised by transparency, integrity and supported by technology; the VSP Volunteer Smartphone Patrol which enables the public to work with RMP to crack down on crime to increase detailed reporting; and lastly the Amanita specially-designated female officers engage with housewives in neighbourhood safety.

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