Friday, September 28, 2007

Two visually impaired women were molested

Two students were molested recently when they walked from the Tun Sambanthan monorail station to the Kuen Cheng Girls’ High School in the morning.

This adds to the recent alarm about molesters on the prowl in Brickfields, particularly near Jalan Tun Sambanthan and the KL Sentral transport hub. Several visually impaired women recently came forward to say that they had been molested in the area.

In a bid to deter sex offenders, KL City Hall is installing closed-circuit television system at the overhead bridge linking the school and the monorail station.

City Hall will also ensure that all the lights in the overhead bridge function properly between 6am to 8am and police will station their officers there.

“The bridge has been installed with more than 20 fluorescent tubes but some of them were out of order on the morning of the incident,” said Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun who brought City Hall officers to inspect the site yesterday.

He said he would also write to the school to station guards at one end of the overhead bridge to beef up security.

Four visually impaired women were reported to have been molested within two months; two of them had been harassed three times each.

Malaysian Association for the Blind deputy executive director Godfrey Ooi wants the police to give the matter serious attention.


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