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Monday September 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Hard at work: Serdang police inspecting vehicles during an Ops Cantas roadblock along Jalan Besar Putra Permai recently.
PETALING JAYA: The police deserve a pat on the back for making headway in reducing crime under Ops Cantas Khas, the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) said.
Its chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said that Ops Cantas Khas had proven successful in taking firearms and violent criminals off the streets.
“This operation is very encouraging and brings confidence back to the people,” he said when contacted yesterday.
He hoped the operations would be ongoing to ensure that the crime rate continues to drop in the future.
“The police definitely need to be commended and deserve a pat on the back for doing a good job under Ops Cantas Khas.
“However, that being said, the Government needs to look into better equipping the police force so that they can stay ahead of the game,” Lee said.
He added that criminals were adapting their strategies to avoid getting caught and, likewise, the police needed to keep themselves updated with technology and be better equipped to stay ahead of criminals.
“Police personnel also need to be adequately trained to ensure efficiency and integrity,” he said.
Dave Avran, the founder of Malaysians Against Rape, Assault and Snatch (Marah), also commended the police for their success in arresting over 10,000 criminals since Ops Cantas Khas was launched on Aug 17.
“Marah has been following Ops Cantas Khas closely since its launch and we praise the police for a job well done.
“We urge the police to continue with Ops Cantas Khas as it is needed for the rakyat to live without fear for their safety.
“We have to fight crime, which is a relentless battle, and the current police action must be continue.
“We are especially watching out for the third phase of Ops Cantas Khas, which is aimed at crippling the underworld by nabbing the kingpins and freezing their assets,” he added.
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