Cops to conduct anti-suicide patrols on Penang bridges

Penang police have set up an exceptional unit to direct occasional watches on the Penang Bridge and Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah to forestall suicides.

Penang police boss Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the exceptional crew is comprised of traffic police officers.

“Overall, 77 individuals in Penang ended it all in a year for the period from 2020 to May this year, and measurements showed that 20 cases affected individuals leaping off these scaffolds,” he added.

He said police were working intimately with the state government and non-administrative associations to check such self destruction cases.

“Self destruction is a delicate issue, including to the family concerned, and it is challenging as far as we’re concerned to say whether it is because of individual issues, family pressure or monetary misfortunes.

“A lot of exposure on individuals ending it all from these scaffolds could likewise “support” others to take their lives along these lines,” he told a public interview here today.

He additionally said police would meet with other pertinent government organizations and the state government soon to track down ways of beating the issue of gridlock, particularly on the Penang Bridge.

Abnormally terrible gridlocks were accounted for of late on the grounds that the quantity of vehicles utilizing the two extensions expanded by 15.9% last month contrasted with May 2019 during pre-Covid-19 pandemic times, he said.

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