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Published by The Star

PETALING JAYA: Many shopping malls have taken measures to review and tighten security following the recent spate of crimes at their car parks.

Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Tourism Association chairman Joyce Yap learnt this after checking with the managements of over 10 shopping malls in the Klang Valley.

“Besides increasing the number of security guards, most mall operators have directed their guards to make more frequent patrols at their car parks,” she said.

“Some also provide service to accompany shoppers to their cars,” she told The Star.

Yap said all shopping malls must have well-lit car parks with CCTVs installed and monitored.

Chico Force (M) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Juniur Khoo, whose firm manages secu- rity at several major malls, stressed the importance of installing high-quality CCTVs, especially at exit points.

“The CCTVs should be able to clearly capture the faces of the driver and passengers at all exit points.

“Security guards must check if they find anything untoward or suspicious. Cars with tinted glasses must be checked.

“It might inconvenience the public a little, but it is safety that we are more concerned with.”

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