The 7th Women’s Street Crime Awareness Campaign, hosted by the Road Safety Marshal Club (RSMC) in collaboration with Bosch Mobility Aftermarket Malaysia, kicked off on May 12, 2024, at the Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur. This event, spearheaded by Captain K.Bala, the Founder and President of RSMC, aimed to shed light on two crucial safety themes tailored for women.

Focused on equipping women with essential self-defense skills, the campaign aimed to raise awareness about street crime and empower participants to protect themselves effectively. Through practical demonstrations and guidance from experts, attendees learned techniques to thwart handbag snatch attempts, safely use pepper spray, detect hidden cameras, and more. These skills not only serve as a deterrent against threats like robbery and assault but also provide valuable insights into ensuring personal safety in various situations.

In conjunction with the self-defense segment, Bosch Mobility Aftermarket Malaysia contributed to the campaign with insights from their “Drive for Life” initiative. Dillion Goh Kian Chiang, Country Business Director of Bosch Mobility Aftermarket Malaysia, emphasized the importance of vehicle safety by advocating for the use of quality car parts and regular maintenance. A comprehensive sharing session conducted by Bosch covered the fundamentals of vehicle self-inspection, including key areas such as engine oil, powertrain, battery, lights, brakes, and tires. Moreover, the session addressed the critical issue of “Forgotten Child Syndrome,” offering a practical four-step guide to prevent accidental child endangerment in vehicles.

Goh noted the increasing interest among women in understanding basic vehicle maintenance, recognizing its role in ensuring passenger safety and boosting confidence on the road. By empowering women with knowledge about their vehicles, they are better equipped to navigate roads safely and take proactive measures to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Captain K.Bala reiterated the campaign’s commitment to providing participants with valuable skills, techniques, and preventive measures to handle dangerous situations effectively. Through enhanced awareness and vigilance, attendees are better prepared to react and defend themselves in any scenario.

This article is sponsored by Bosch Mobility Aftermarket Malaysia, as part of their #BoschEmpowersWomen initiative, dedicated to supporting women’s empowerment and safety awareness.