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VTREC Promotes Combating Vehicle Theft via Mini Awareness Campaign at Wangsa Maju Received Overwhelming Public Response and Support

Overwhelming response and support from the public during VTREC Vehicle Theft Awareness Mini Campaign at Wangsa Maju


Wangsa Maju, 29 Julai 2023:  Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia (VTREC) promotes its combating vehicle theft initiative through Protecting Vehicle Against Theft Mini Campaign on Saturday at AEON Alpha Angle, Wangsa Maju today.

YBrs Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia (VTREC) highlights about promoting the concern to protect vehicle from theft.


The Council has a long history of advocating for prevention of vehicle theft among Malaysian with efforts in promoting to protect vehicle from theft nationwide. The Co-ordinator of Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia, YBrs Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid said the Council has worked closely with various stakeholders from both the government agencies as well as non-government agencies, over many years to promote combating vehicle theft among Malaysians.  The initiatives have had resulted in exponential reduction of vehicle theft rate over past 10 years in Malaysia.


YBrs Puan Mas Tina highlights, “The mini campaign is the result of collective efforts by various parties including the Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan, Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia, Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, Malaysia Takaful Association, PUSPAKOM Sdn Bhd to name a few, public, communities and students.”



YBrs Puan Mas Tina added, “The mini campaign at Wangsa Maju is with intention to attract the local communities’ attention, promotes behaviour change and enjoying healthy lifestyles by protecting their vehicles from theft. When the 10-year yield constant reduction, vehicle theft rate has fallen dramatically since 2013, whereby claims recorded over 80% reduction. Despite the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic, note that 2022 vehicle theft claims stayed well below 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 vehicle theft claims record, it can have positive implication across people lifestyle and wellbeing landscape.  We wish to keep vehicle theft rate continuously down over time nationwide.”



“In addition, promoting awareness and engagement on the important to protect vehicle from theft is crucial and VTREC will continue to strive, play our role to further improve people’s wellbeing and to make our area is safe from vehicle theft further,” she said.


“What an overwhelming attendance, response and support!  The number of people who attended the VTREC Vehicle Theft Awareness Mini Campaign was way beyond our expectation.  We appreciate the overwhelming attendance from all of the participants with gratitude.  We have received encouraging and positive feedback from many participants too,” she told the crowd.


The activities at the mini campaign included VTREC Pledge Wall to showcase public commitment to protect their vehicle against theft, the public could also try and learn to lock the steering wheel swiftly which only took less than 7 seconds, answering educational questions on protecting vehicle from theft, vehicle theft wheel of fortune, doodle wall for those appreciate creativities and children colouring contest.