Malaysia out of dodgy list of Asia's dangerous cities

PETALING JAYA: A dodgy 2016 article which listed Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang and Johor Baru as among the most dangerous cities in Asia has gone viral, a year after its initial publication.

Quoting geography site, World Atlas, a local portal had then reported Kuala Lumpur as the second most dangerous Asian city, with Petaling Jaya in third, Klang in fifth and Johor Baru in 10th.

Shortly after the report went viral in 2016, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had rebutted the claims saying that the article was false.

Now, in its 2017 report, World Atlas' statistics on most dangerous cities in Asia showed that the four Malaysian cities, or any other towns or cities, did not make it to the top 10 list.

This report, citing the Safe Cities Index 2015 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, list the dangerous cities as:

10. Kuwait
9. Beijing
8. Guangzhou
7. Bangkok
6. Delhi
5. Mumbai
4. Riyadh
3. Ho Chi Minh
2. Tehran
1. Jakarta

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