More comments on ways to combat crime

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Jul 2003

THE e-mails have not stopped coming from readers anxious to say something about crime. 

“Policemen on their rounds should ask drivers of vehicles to switch off the engine when they ask for identity cards. This will stop them from driving off during police checks.” – Francis Loo, Kuala Lumpur 

“I suggest the dedication of special floors or sections of parking bays in shopping malls for women drivers. Alternatively, the open and well lit areas can be reserved for them. Such areas can be manned to prevent male drivers from misusing them. Security guards ought to be pro-active in responding to criminal acts reported to them.” – Peter Yew, Seremban 

”Publicise the 'Stop the Violence' campaign nationwide to increase awareness in schools, colleges, offices, companies, factories and shopping complexes. Provide tips on how to avoid being a victim, survival skills, counselling sessions and support groups. 

“The campaign should be on-going and not a one-off event.” – F. Razali 

“Before a culprit has a chance to come close, shout as loud as possible.” – Edward Siripala, Petaling Jaya 

”Instead of taking two years to increase the police workforce, let’s look at mobilising traffic police and municipal council officers to beef up security in shopping complexes and neighbourhoods.” – Teoh Siow Khiang 

“An orderly society begins with good upbringing, good family, human values and education. In comparing the behaviour of our people with those in low-crime countries such as Australia and New Zealand, there is a big difference in moral standards and culture.” – Larry Yee, Kota Kinabalu 

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