It was announced in this blog last month that Jerai Security Services Sdn Bhd will be the sole provider of guard services in Glenmarie Cove from about now. But there is no sign of more men in blue. What we see instead over the past few days are new guards in white shirts with crimson beret.
My enquiries reveal that Jerai is unable to meet the manning demands stipulated by Glenmarie Asset Management, the main service provider. Thus the sub-contract has been awarded to New Generation Force Sdn Bhd, a name that sounds right out of Hollywood. That perhaps explains the red beret.
The new guards do not seem as sharp as the outgoing Guardian guards. Salutes are mostly limp which is understandable for someone who has not cut his teeth in the army. But it is all about effectiveness so I hope they will do a good job guarding this community. Time will tell.
There have been no calls from the guardhouse informing arrival of visitors for the better part of two weeks, a case of waning enthusiasm on the part of Guardian guards. Let’s hope when the new lot are really up and running, the calls will resume.
Gong Xi Fa Cai to all the Chinese members of this community.