Concern over increase in crime rate

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007

THERE were 232,620 criminal cases reported to the police last year. There has been an increase of 13% compared the year before. The increase in murder cases and armed robberies is worrying, Tamil Nesan commented in its editorial.  

The increase in the crime rate is not good for the country and the economy will be affected and foreign tourists and investors will be discouraged from coming. 

Police need to use new methods and approaches in solving criminal cases . 

The public must not assume that it is the sole responsibility of the police to protect the community from criminal activities.  

The public must cooperate with the police by giving information on illegal activities . 

The recommendation by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed for universities to have cultural societies based on races should be welcomed. 

The formation of cultural societies will help the university students to fully understand and respect their own cultures and beliefs, Tamil Nesan reported.  

> Malaysia Nanban quoted Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid as saying that action could be taken against municipal councillors who divulged matters discussed at council meetings which came under the Official Secrets Act.  

“They must remember that they have been appointed to the post after taking the oath of declaration. 

“Councillors are not happy with the matters discussed at the meetings should approach the respective councils and seek clarification,” he said.  

He said that councillors must focus on development in their area and act professionally, and not get involved when enforcement officers take action.  

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