S'gor police introduces crime, report status hotline; SMS and Whatsapp only

Siraj Mohd Zaini

SHAH ALAM: The public can now report crimes in Selangor directly by sending short messaging service (SMS) or Whatsapp texts to the newly-launched hotline 012-600 9999. State police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor said apart from reporting crimes, the public could also check the status of investigations on their police reports. “The public may report illegal activities like gambling or other crimes. However, the police will not entertain any calls made to this number. “The complainants’ details and information channeled to this hotline are confidential,” he told a Press conference at the state police contingent headquarters today. In a separate development, he said the Selangor police conducted 1,429 raids on premises collecting and selling second hand items between January and August 17 that were believed to be used by criminals to dispose items obtained through their illegal activities. He said 413 summons under Section 6 of the Second-Hand Dealers Act 1946 (Act 189) were issued to those operating without business licenses. “We also arrested one of the operators in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya for possessing 85 cables owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) that were reported missing on July 26. “Second-hand items dealers are advised against buying or dealing with suspected stolen goods,” he said. He said the police would take action against second-hand dealers who were found to have violated the laws including revocation of license. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd