Police stations in Malaysia to be equipped with CCTVs

Many of the Johor Baru police stations have CCTVs, but the temporary ones, especially in shop houses, were not equipped with the device.
Many of the Johor Baru police stations have CCTVs, but the temporary ones, especially in shop houses, were not equipped with the device.PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Home Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) at all police stations nationwide to boost security.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said many of the stations have CCTVs, but the temporary ones, especially in shop houses, were not equipped with the device.

"We do not want a repeat of the case in Subang Jaya when a policeman was shot dead at the station," he said after presenting aid to policemen during a working visit to several police stations in Johor Baru on Sunday (Sept 10).

Nur Jazlan said that the stations would have the CCTVs based on the budget allocated.

On Aug 31, L/Kpl Valentino Mesa was shot dead at a police station in Subang Jaya.

Mesa, 29, was found dead at the police station at 3.25am with slash wounds and a gunshot wound to his head.

The gunshot is believed to have been fired at close range and Mesa's pistol was missing from the scene.

It is learnt that Mesa was on duty alone at the station at the time.