SHAH ALAM - The police have approved 300 auxiliary officers to be placed at i-City, one of the most-visited tourism spots in the Selangor capital.
"It is necessary that security is given enough emphasis at a place like this, where thousands of people visit every week.
"There is rapid development here and it makes sense to beef up security measures to avoid unforeseen happenings," Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters after visiting the mammoth theme park and urban development project yesterday.
He was accompanied by state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat.
The i-City management gave them a briefing and an overview of the planned ultrapolis that include leisure parks and the Red Carpet wax museum.
Khalid said part of the police auxiliary team could be trained and placed under the tourist police unit.
He said he was willing to approve more officers to be stationed there should the i-City management raise the requirement.
On the arson attack at the Red Carpet in February that destroyed at least 10 wax exhibits, Khalid said there had been arrests but the case had yet to be concluded.
On another matter, the IGP said the police would go after the gang members of two notorious secret societies in Penang that had recently merged.
He said the relevant information of the Siu Sam Ong and Gang 24, which have now become a single entity, had been obtained. He declined to give details.
The IGP also said that the police would record a statement from Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over an alleged racist statement made at the Pengkalan Kubor by-election recently.
"Leave it to us on how we conduct the investigation," he said.