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March 03, 2018

Security ramped up within Naypyidaw Union Territory in bid to reduce crime

Security police are seen in Nay Pyi Taw
Security police are seen in Nay Pyi Taw

A TOTAL of 24 police outposts will be opened and 51 CCTV cameras erected within Naypyidaw Union Territory (NUT) in a bid to reduce crime as part of the new government’s hundred day project initiatives. “The primary objective is to successfully  carry out security measures, to ensure the rule of law and to reduce crime within the NUT.” said Police Chief Ko Ko Aung of the Naypyidaw Police Department.
The Naypyidaw Police Department gave an explanation on the forthcoming activities during a ceremony on rule of law and crime reduction initiatives as part of the hundred day project that was held on May 12 within the NUT.
“We have changed to a twenty-first century police force, from existing and conducting affairs as a separate entity to cooperation and team work with a multitude of different actors in order to protect and guard the public. We need to build the trust of the nation’s citizens. We also need conduct relations in a fair and impartial manner within society,” said Myanmar Police Brigadier General Win Htun.
Nearly all of the 51 CCTV cameras have been installed and will operate round-the-clock 24 hours a day service within the NUT in a bid to reduce crime rates.
Over 100,000 people live within the territory, it is known, with a police presence amounting to over a 1,000 officers – a ratio of one officer providing security to every 700+ residents.
“Relevant departments will inclusively carry out security, rule of law and crime reduction initiative as their roles dictate. We’ll cooperate together with the police force to be effective in promoting of public education awareness campaign side of the initiative. There will be collective participation to ensure practical and effective system of service driven policing.” said Dr Myo Aung, chair of the Naypyidaw Council, the executive body that administers the NUT.
It is known alliance organizations the Police Department will work together with as part of the crime reduction initiative include the General Administration Department (GAD); Department of Law; Law Courts; Department of Information; Department of Health; Special Branch (SB); Department of Immigration and National Registration; Department of Overland Transports; Department of Information and Public Relations; Department of Forestry; Municipal Development Committee; Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles; Auxiliary Fire Service; Non-government social organizations; town and village elders; and the media.


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