RM1bil worth of motor vehicles stolen last year, say police

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Motor vehicles worth an estimated RM1bil were stolen last year.

Vehicle Theft Reduction Council chairman Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said vehicle thefts made up 40% of last year’s crime index.

Hadi, who is also Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director, said police aimed to reduce motor vehicle thefts with the cooperation of the public.

“This followed the success in addressing snatch and petty thefts through cooperative policing methods with the public,” he said in a statement issued by Pemandu, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit, of the Prime Minis­ter’s Department.

The statement was issued after a two-day closed-door workshop organised by the council in collaboration with Pemandu and attended by various government agencies and private sector stakeholders to develop strategies to combat vehicle theft.

“The tentacles of criminal activities that grow to support the network of vehicle thieves are a real threat to public security,” Hadi said.

He added that vehicle thefts affected insurance with increasing claims pushing up premiums and further burdening consumers.

“In this age of borderless crime in which electronic transactions and sophisticated methods are used by syndicates to steal vehicles, it is timely for the public to be involved in checking theft,” said Hadi.

Participants at the workshop included representatives from Bank Negara, the Road Transport Department, Home Ministry and Malaysians Automotive Asso­­­cia­tion. — Bernama

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