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Friday September 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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BATU PAHAT: Police must find both short and long-term solutions to serious crime that is causing havoc in the society, said MCA Young Professionals bureau chief Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
Chua said he hoped Ops Cantas Khas, the special nationwide crackdown on crime, would not be a mere short-term measure to reduce the crime index.
“We hope not to see crime manifesting again after the operation is over. Therefore, the police must come out with a long-term solution too,” he said.
It was reported earlier last week that police detained more than 4,000 people, mostly gangsters, following the operation that was launched last month.
Chua said motorcycle theft used to happen quite frequently in Bekok, Labis, at one time and the police managed to reduce incidents of the crime after closed-circuit television cameras sponsored by the MCA were installed at strategic locations.
On another matter, Chua said there was a need for manpower planning, given the recent crackdown against illegal foreign workers.
He said there was a demand for illegal foreign workers, adding that the process of hiring them legally was “too lengthy and tedious” for employers.
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