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Proposal to install CCTVs in front of shops in KL

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is mulling over the idea of making it compulsory for business premises to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) facing their entrances.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said it would help capture footage of crimes that take place along the walkways for police investigation.

“Although DBKL has installed more than 1,000 CCTVs in the city, they mostly face public roads.

“Many shops in developed countries have CCTVs which provide important evidence and give the police leads and deter crime.

“We had a discussion with the Government’s Public-Private Sector Special Task Force on Facilitating Business (Pemudah) and are looking at the possibility of including CCTVs as a condition for getting business premises licences.

“We are also looking at possible incentives for business owners,” he said after launching Hello KL e-magazine at Dataran Undrgrnd (sic) during the KL Hari Raya Eid Mubarak Festival 2016 for tourism industry players and tourists on Monday.

Hello KL is a free bimonthly e-magazine that offers the latest news, trends and developments in the city tourism industry.

Amin Nordin said the first issue focused on Kuala Lumpur’s heritage to mark the Merdeka month.

“The articles cover a variety of topics such as the history before independence and the heritage of some of the oldest parts of the city such as Kampung Baru.

“The content is developed with a focus on telling the stories of Kuala Lumpur, promoting tourist experiences and highlighting important information on industry players,” said Amin Nordin.

He encouraged more tourism players in the city to contribute to the content and said they would benefit by reaching out to the audience for free.

Hello KL has been distributed to about 7,000 tourism players worldwide.

The magazine can be downloaded from

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