RapidKL improves security at all train stations but netizens still doubtful
By Huzraifah Atikah
Travelling by public transport in Malaysia can be scary for anyone especially ladies due to safety reasons.
Rushing for the early train or bus can be a daunting task as seen from the recent incident at Taman Mutiara MRT station in Cheras.
Last Thursday during Valentine’s day, a 48-year-old woman was brutally attacked during a robbery at about 6.45am.
The victim suffered multiple injuries, including bruises on her forehead, after she was savagely attacked by the robber in the MRT lift.
Following the incident, many users of LRT and MRTRapidKL are worried about their safety especially when walking to quiet parking lots.
Although the suspect had been detained, the security level at LRT and MRT stations are still being questioned by netizens.
Prasarana Malaysia said it will improve the safety levels for passengers and for a start, passengers can request a staff member to escort them to their car at any time of the day.
It has also taken additional precautions, including displaying elevator CCTV footages directly to the staff on duty.
"The CCTV footages is preset on the main screens for quick notification of any incident," said Prasarana in a statement.
It also said that members of its Special Action Taskforce (SAT) have been added to several hotspots.
"The SAT team is a special unit set up by the Prasarana Securities Department, they are clad in plainclothes when patrolling," it said.
However many are upset because it seems like Prasarana is only taking action after an incident.
This is what they said: