Lies, damned lies, and statistics is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments.
‘Damsel in distress’ — Part II
HAS shopping mall security become lax with no attacks reported lately? Do we need another incident for them to step up their security?
A concerned citizen related to The Malay Mail of her ordeal at the Mid Valley Megamall. Online portal content editor J. Jivani, 29, said she was there on April 22 at the Level 2 parking lot when she heard a woman’s scream from the floor above and drove to a guard standing at the other end.
She ended up wasting time breaching the language barrier with the Nepali security personnel whom she claimed was not attentive. “I told him to go up and check if someone needed help.”
Jivani said the foreigner did not seemed to understand while she explained with words and hand signs before he headed slowly for the level above.
A few minutes later, she drove up to double check but did not see him.
She later found a motorcycle-borne Malaysian guard whom she claimed did show any urgency.
Frustrated, she stormed to the mall’s information counter. “A male counter staff only apologised as the guards were Nepalase and don’t understand English.
“He told me they will look into it and to continue patronising the mall!”
Jivani then insisted on an update before being told it was a couple in a fight 15 minutes later. She questioned the guards’ lack of urgency and employing foreigners hampered by the language barrier. “It was also hard to find a guard at every floor.
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Penang bank robbery captured on video
By Opalyn Mok
February 28, 2013
A screen capture of the video clip showing one of the robbers fleeing the scene.
GEORGE TOWN, Feb 28 – Two masked robbers were caught on video robbing a bank in a hypermarket (Tesco) here in Gelugor within two minutes and the one-minute clip was posted on social networking site, Facebook, a few hours after the incident.
Bank robbery @ Gelugor @ 2013-02-28 Thu
Penang Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mazlan Kesah said based on the modus operandi, police believed the robbery was conducted by the same suspect who robbed the bank mid last month.
28 February 2013| last updated at 10:27PM
Same robber robbed bank twice within two months
Robbers pick wrong victim
One seriously hurt and others flee after martial arts man puts up a fight
FOUR knife-wielding robbers ran out of luck while trying to rob a martial arts master of his gold chain in Kepong.
With help from one of his students, 33-year-old Wong Yaw Min overcame the robbers with his bare hands.
One of the robbers was severely injured during the fight, reported China Press.
The incident happened on Tuesday, right after Wong had finished having breakfast with his student.
Four men on two motorcycles, who were armed with knives, approached him.
One of them tried to grab his gold chain.
Wong fought off the attackers and when his student saw the scuffle, he jumped to his master’s aid.
One of the attackers managed to escape unhurt while two others were knocked off their motorcycles before fleeing on foot.
Policemen, who arrived later, took the injured robber to the hospital.
Police deny tweaking crime statistics
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — The police have denied manipulating national crime statistics after a crime watchdog alleged yesterday that the authorities had publicly released lower figures.
Yesterday, MyWatch provided the media copies of a letter by federal police CID chief Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin dated October 13, 2011 that recorded 17,882 cases of snatch theft and robbery without firearms from January to October 2011 compared to the published crime index of 7,324 cases; as well as 43,792 cases of burglary and house break-in the same period compared to the published crime index of 30,200 cases.
“This is manipulating my letter and statistics to show things are not right in the police force,” Bakri told The Malaysian Insider today.
“So I’ll give my PC (press conference) explaining further,” he added.
Cops lowered crime statistics, says watchdog
PETALING JAYA, Feb 6 — The police had slashed the national crime statistics by more than half for snatch theft and robbery without firearms from January to October 2011, crime watchdog MyWatch alleged today.
MyWatch also provided the media copies of an internal letter by federal police CID chief Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin that recorded 43,792 cases of burglary and house breaks from January to October 2011, compared to the 30,200 figure publicly released by the police.
“Snatch and robbery without firearms recorded at 17,882 cases, while (the) published PDRM crime index says only total of 7,324 cases, which again has a shortfall of 10,558 cases,” MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan said at a press conference here today.
A crime watchdog has claimed that police internal data shows that the crime rate in 2011 is more than double the statistics announced to the public.
The allegation was made by the newly-established NGO MyWatch, of which former inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa Hasan is patron, during a press conference in Petaling Jaya today.
Public can make online police reports from 2013
This is GOOD NEWS! Straight after being robbed in the car park of a mall, you can bring your brand new Smartphone, the one the robbers missed, out of hiding, and lodge a police report.
The BAD NEWS is that the online police report portal will most likely be OFFLINE.
Am I being negative? How often have people gone to the Traffic Police to pay their summons, only to discover that they are OFFLINE? “Maaf,” they say.
Public can make online police reports from 2013
SABAK BERNAM, Dec 27 — The public will be able to make police reports via an online portal starting next year, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
He said the online police report portal was in the final stage of preparations.
“This is one of the police efforts to facilitate the public. They can make the report wherever they are, just by using the Internet,” he told a press conference after launching the Sabak Bernam Crime Awareness Programme, here.
Khalid said the portal was being developed by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu).
He said several matters were currently being assessed, including the legal aspect and its effectiveness and how to ensure the validity of the reports received.
It’s GOOD NEWS if they investigate crime. BAD NEWS if they are assigned to politically-linked crime.
CID chief: PDRM will have 400 more investigating officers in 2013
KOTA KINABALU, Dec 27 — The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will have 400 more investigating officers from January in an effort to improve the standard of investigations and the prosecution process towards enhancing the image of the police force.
Federal police CID chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said they comprised 200 investigating officers with the rank of inspector and 200 assistant investigating officers with the rank of sergeant who had been trained in the field of investigation.
“The heavy workload have caused our investigating officers to be unable to fully focus on their work of handling crime cases, and what we want is for them to build capacity in order to raise the investigation profile and prosecution,” he told a press conference, here, today.
Mohd Bakri hoped the new investigating officers, aged 25 to 40, would have a diploma or degree in investigation from the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) as such a qualification would help them solve cases in a faster and more professional manner.
He added that he had instructed KK Supermart’s security team to guard its worst-hit outlets, but conceded that since they are unarmed, they would be powerless in the event of a robbery.
“If the robber has a knife, how can you defend yourself? Only the police (can),” he said.
Police are not doing enough to prevent robberies at KK Supermart outlets despite assurances that it would post plainclothes police at outlets that are prone to robbery, said one of the chain’s field managers.
Danish Chai, who is in charge of outlets surrounding Gombak, said the robberies continue despite assurances from Setapak police, even after one of the alleged robbers was shot dead recently.
“I think the police not taking serious action. The robberies are still happening although they said they will send their people to stand-by there, but still I think they have not taken any action.
“One of the robbers was injured and then escaped. Until now we have not received no news of the escaped one,” he said when contacted on Friday.
He was referring to an incident on Dec 17 where – according to media reports – alleged robbers were leaving after a heist at the Rampai Business Park outlet when they were confronted by the police.
One suspect reportedly charged at the police with a machete and was shot dead on the spot. The other is believed to be wounded but still at large after the 4.30am incident.
However, robberies continue to occur in the area, including both of the chain’s outlets in Wangsa Maju on Friday.
On Wednesday, KK Supermart Holdings Sdn Bhd had reportedly told reporters that its convenience store chain suffered a whopping 134 criminal cases a year, half of which were robberies.
One might imagine frequent armed hold-ups to be disturbing, but KK Supermart staff member Hasem Magrabali (right) is nevertheless unfazed despite personally facing at least 10 such incidents over his two years at KK Supermart.
“I am not afraid. Why should I be scared? We are going to die someday anyway,” he said when met at his workplace along Jalan Besar, Serdang – one of the frequently hit 24-hour stores.
However, first-time KK Supermart robbery victim Hanifa Wirae said she was shocked and traumatised by her ordeal, which occurred only two days ago.
“It was my first time. I’m now scared whenever I’m in charge of the cashier’s counter,” said the supervisor at the store outlet in Jalan Metro Wangsa, Wangsa Maju.
Civilian crime buster Joe Mahinder Singh holds a record of single-handedly apprehending 45 criminals and recovering 16 motorcycles and cars over the past 15 years, mainly in Subang Jaya.
Accolades for civilian crime buster
PETALING JAYA (Dec 20, 2012): He is a household name in Subang Jaya – not for his towering size but rather how he has put it to use.
Civilian crime buster Joe Mahinder Singh holds a record of single-handedly apprehending 45 criminals and recovering 16 motorcycles and cars over the past 15 years, mainly in his township.
The 55-year-old Punjabi businessman, who stands at 186cm and weighs 100kg, has battle scars to show for his efforts. He has suffered bruises and torn muscles in making citizen’s arrests on armed criminals, mainly snatch thieves and burglars.
His car and a 500cc cruiser motorcycle, used to chase snatch thieves, have also been damaged during such pursuits.
Thursday December 20, 2012
One KK Mart outlet held up every 31 hours
KUALA LUMPUR: The operator of 24-hour convenience store KK Mart is seeing a 400% increase in robberies at its outlets nationwide – an average of one outlet robbed every 31 hours.
General manager Hooi Weng Kheong said 56 robberies in 82 of their outlets were recorded last year.
After the chain expanded to 127 outlets this year, the number of cases rose to 217 as of Dec 17.
Hooi describes the figure as “alarming and scary” as KK mart has incurred losses of over a million ringgit since 2008.
“Even more terrifying is the danger to our 1,300 staff and customers as the robbers were usually armed,” he said at a press conference held at Wisma KK in Desa Petaling yesterday.
Over the past four years, at least 20 KK Mart employees had suffered injuries during such robberies. Three have been hospitalised for serious wounds.
Convenience store chain robbed 217 times this year
Last updated on 18 December 2012 – 09:30pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 18, 2012): Since early this year, a 24-hour convenience store chain has been robbed 217 times.
Apart from its three outlets in Malacca, Seremban and Kuching, the bulk of the company’s 127 stores are in the Klang Valley.
KK Supermart general manager Hooi Weng Kheong said today that the growth of the company from 31 outlets four years ago to its current number also saw a rise in crimes affecting its business.
He said that out of 800 cases since 2008 involving the outlet where more than RM1 million was lost, about half were robberies while the rest were cases of shoplifting and theft by its staff.
He said 20 staff manning the affected stores were injured in the cases reported over the years.
KK SUPER MART is the flagship business of the Group. Established since 2001 and was Founded by Dato’ Dr KK Chai who viewed retailing in daily essentials and necessities as an evergreen means for a livelihood then. Development in our country hastened sophistication within our discerning society, created a hectic lifestyle and lengthened wakening hours in the push for material gains and emotional pleasures so much so the only time left for family life is the weekends but sad to say most of which are spent at departmental stores or hypermarket shopping for grocery instead of taking them to the open and enjoy family intimacy with Mother Nature.
Visionary Dato’ Dr KK Chai took on the social responsibility in availing such time for the rakyat and their family by creating long 24-hrs grocery shopping hours in the form KK SUPER MART that are conveniently accessible even in the wee hours of the morning.
The first KK SUPERMART & SUPERSTORE SDN BHD (KK SUPER MART) has its humble beginning in June 2001 occupying only the ground floor of a shop-house in Kuchai Entrepreneurs’ Park, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama in Kuala Lumpur. By mid of 2011, KK SUPER MART has established 70 outlets and mainly located at the center of Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley and also expanded to other states like Malacca and still growing and expanding rapidly.
A MAN LEAVES HIS CAR WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND HIS YOUNG CHILD INSIDE AND GOES INTO THE MINI-MARKET FOR 2 MINUTES…
A MOTHER LEAVES HER CHILD IN THE CAR AND THE CAR ENGINE ON AND GOES INTO THE GROCERY FOR A MINUTE..
I SEE THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND SO DO MANY OF YOU…
IN FACT, SOME OF YOU DO THE SAME NOW AND THEN!
LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES!
- 24 Nov 2012
- The Star Malaysia
Thief drives off car and kids after mum stops to shop
SEREMBAN: A thief drove away a car with three children inside while their mother went to shop at a mini-market here.
He did not only steal the car with the three children, but he also brought his own wife and three young children in it.
The victim – a 42-year-old housewife – had earlier stopped her car outside the mini-market at Taman Desa Dahlia but left the engine running with her three boys still inside.
Suddenly, a man dashed into the Proton Wira and drove off.
Apart from her children, aged 11 months, three years and 12 years, he also brought his wife and three young children with him.
The shocked car owner screamed for help during the 2.30pm incident on Thursday but no one came to her aid.
Negri Sembilan CID chief Asst Comm Hamdan Majid said the man then dropped off the victim’s 11-month-old and 12-year-old children near the Giant Hypermarket some distance away.
“The suspect was arrested 40 minutes later along Jalan Labu when we launched a series of roadblocks.
“The victim’s three-year-old son was still inside. The suspect’s wife and three young children were also in the car,” he said.
ACP Hamdan said the 32-year-old suspect from Senawang had several criminal records.
Over 46,000 crimes against women since 2007, deputy minister reveals
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Some 46,902 cases of rape, incest, molest and domestic violence against women were recorded from 2007 until March this year.
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Heng Seai Kei said a campaign was being carried out to increase women’s awareness and knowledge of such crimes.
“My ministry and the Home Ministry always support crime prevention campaigns to enlighten women,” she told reporters after launching the Women’s Safety Campaign 2012 here today. She said the campaign was the seventh in a series of 20, being held in November and sponsored by Sime Darby and Redberry.
In Australia, Anifah says Putrajaya ‘very concerned’ over crime rate
MELBOURNE, Nov 9 — The Malaysian government is “very concerned” about the crime rate in the country and is determined to tackle the problem, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said here last night.
“This is also the concern of every Malaysian and we have to do something about it,” Anifah told about 100 Malaysians at a Q & A session at the Malaysian consulate here.
It was also attended by the Malaysian High Commissioner in Australia, Datuk Salman Ahmad, and the Consul General here, Dr Mohd Rameez Yahaya.
Anifah said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is taking issue seriously and had instructed the home minister and the Inspector-General of Police to come up with a strategy to combat the menace.
He said the government was working with neighbouring countries to monitor the movement of criminals because they often disappeared to another country after committing a crime.
“Fighting crime is an ongoing process but we are doing our best,” he said.
The minister was replying to PricewaterhouseCoopers auditor Praveen Nagappan who said he had thoughts of returning to Malaysia to work but was alarmed at the country’s crime rate and feared for the safety of his family.
Anifah said education was an important tool to prevent young people from turning to crime.
“Most young offenders come from broken homes and this is a worry.”
He also said that police salaries had increased to curb corruption and boost morale among the force. The government was also improving the welfare of police families.
Well done, Inspector!
Off-duty inspector comes to rescue of robbery victim
A TAXI driver and his two accomplices thought they had made a clean getaway with the RM3,000 they grabbed from a foreign passenger on Tuesday night.
But their journey was cut short — they were arrested barely 10 minutes later — thanks to the heroics of a police inspector who was flagged down by the victim, an odd-job worker, after he was dropped off by the roadside.
The off-duty police inspector, who is with the Bukit Aman Narcotics department, was on a motorcycle and was passing by the Seri Kembangan exit on the expressway when he saw the victim waving for help.
Ku said that upon hearing the victim’s ordeal and knowing that the taxi driver could not have escaped too far, the inspector decided to give chase and within 10 minutes, he managed to stop the taxi and confront the trio.
A brief struggle ensued among the four men before the inspector managed to apprehend the taxi driver and recover the RM3,000.
The other two men managed to escape by running towards the bushes beside the highway.
Other crime reports
Snatch thieves mow down teacher with car
KOTA BAHARU (Sept 22, 2012): A teacher stared death in the face when the impact of a snatch theft hurled her in front of a car driven by a snatch thief, whose accomplice had earlier grabbed her handbag.
Lying on the road, Zura Asyikin Mustafa had hardly regained her composure when she saw to her horror, the vehicle heading in her direction opposite a grocery store in Pasir Tumboh here yesterday.
In the haste to escape, the driver accelerated the vehicle, mowing down the 48-year-old victim in the incident about 10am, before escaping with the handbag containing personal documents, jewellery and RM2,000.
Zura Asyikin sustained a broken left hip bone and several cuts on the right and left knee, and toes.
Recaptured: Handcuffed felon pulls off daring stunt on the way to Penor Prison
In the incident at 11.45am on Tuesday, three policemen were seriously injured after the police car ferrying a convict from the Kuala Berang Police District Headquarters to the Penor Prison went out of control and rammed the back of a broken down lorry parked on the road shoulder near Taman Datuk Rashid, here.
20 September 2012 | last updated at 09:52PM
“Help, I’m thirsty.. please cut these handcuffs”
Incidents that don’t exactly inspire public confidence in the police force.
1 Foreigner killed — right at the police’s backyard
2 Handcuffed felon pulls off daring stunt on the way to Penor Prison
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Foreigner killed — right at the police’s backyard
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
SHAH ALAM: It was a brutal murder by any standard a Bangladeshi killed with injuries to the head, face and abdomen, and put under a pile of plywood and bricks. But what made it worse was it happened right in backyard of the police, at the Kuala Kubu Baru police academy.
It came as a rude shock when the body of the labourer was found under the rubble near a seniors officers quarter which is under construction.
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Handcuffed felon pulls off daring stunt on the way to Penor Prison
By SIMON KHOO
KUANTAN: A handcuffed convict who was being transported to the Penor Prison here staged a daring escape by “kicking” his way to freedom.
A massive hunt assisted by tracker dogs has been mounted to catch the fleeing convict, whose aggressive kicking caused a police car transporting him to go out of control and ram a stalled lorry along the Jalan Damansara-Kuantan bypass road near Taman Datuk Rashid.
Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said Ruslan Ismail, 32, repeatedly kicked the back of the driver’s seat, causing the driver L/Kpl Filyx Saver, 24, to rear end the lorry.
Mangled and tangled: Police inspecting the lorry and the police car along the Jalan Damansara- Kuantan bypass road near Taman Datuk Rashi d in Kuantan.
“The convict then kicked open the door, jumped out and ran into the nearby forest while the three police personnel accompanying him were trapped in the vehicle.”
Will you see a Police-Rela joint patrol outside your child’s school from next Monday, 24 September?
Police and Rela to jointly patrol 612 schools from Monday
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18, 2012): Police and Rela members will carry out joint patrol exercise at 612 schools nationwide starting Monday said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong today.
Lee said among schools identified by the police and the Education Ministry include 17 international schools in the Klang Valley.
He added that one policeman, accompanied by two or three Rela members would be carrying out such duties at schools during peak hours (before school starts, break and after school) based on the time scheduled by the respective schools.
“The presence of the police and Rela members will help ease the pressure of parents who fear for the safety of their children at school. The number of schools involved in the programme will increase in the future,” he said after a dialogue session with representatives from 10 international schools here today.
Trader killed, woman stabbed by robbers in Temerloh
A TRADER was killed and his wife seriously wounded in a robbery at Kampung Baru Simpang Songsang, here early this morning.
Pahang police chief Datuk Sharifuddin Abd Ghani said in the 2.30am incident, the victim, Abu Talib Yadin, 56, and his wife, Siti Rohani Salleh, 48, had just returned from their business at the Temerloh highway rest area.
He said in the incident, the couple’s car was blocked by a red Proton Wira with three men about 200 meters from their house.
“The robbers broke the victim’s car windows before dragging Abu Talib out of the vehicle followed a struggle in which the victim was stabbed three times, killing him on the spot,” he told reporters here today.
Sharifuddin said the victim’s wife was also stabbed twice causing serious injuries and was rushed by neighbours to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital here and she was reported to be in stable condition.
Free Malaysia Today
Crimes that bug investors
They are “cargo theft” and “personal security problems”, says Mustapa in a terse statement after meeting cops and foreign business leaders.
PUTRAJAYA: The biggest security issues that worry foreign investors in Malaysia can be categorised under “cargo theft” and “personal security problems”, according to Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed.
Cargo theft rarely makes the top news stories. Companies hesitate to report theft in fear of a sullied reputation or experiencing an inordinate rise in their insurance rates.
Prime targets are cargo loads that contain cigarettes, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Cargo theft involves the theft of product from transportation modes such as tractor-trailers, rail cars, cargo ships and/or storage warehouses. When a company chooses not to report a theft that single action fails us all. The criminal(s) gets away with his/her crime and we risk counterfeit products coming onto the market. An arrest of anyone in the theft ring could lead to the arrest of others and thus potentially bringing down an entire syndicate. Reporting theft is crucial to the fight against the problem.
Cargo Theft – All of Our Problem – Freight and Trucking …
freight.about.com/od/Glossary/p/CargoTheft.htm – Cached
- 11 Sep 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- By ALLISON LAI email@example.com
Rape bid at varsity foiled
Student fights off attacker in toilet
I was choking, I couldn’t see anything and the beatings became worse. I pretended to pass out, hoping he would stop spraying and hitting me. — CHIN
From page 1 MALACCA: A final year student was almost raped after she was attacked by an intruder inside a women’s toilet at a private university here.
Harrowing experience: Chin showing her bruises and burst veins in an eye which she sustained during the attack.The victim managed to fight off the attacker but suffered bruises on her face and burst veins in her eye after being continuously hammered and sprayed with pepper spray.
Recalling the horrifying incident, the 22year-old student, who only wanted to be known as Chin, said she had gone to one of the study rooms with a friend on Sunday night to prepare for her final examination.
“We had been studying there since afternoon and returned after having our dinner at about 8pm.
“I decided to go to the washroom before continuing,” she said yesterday.
Chin said she entered the second of the three toilet cubicles and was certain that no one else was there at that time.
“I heard someone entering but didn’t suspect anything.
“When I got out of the cubicle, I was surprised to see the washroom door closed.
“Suddenly, a man came out from the first cubicle and charged at me.
“He covered my mouth with his hand and started spraying pepper spray into my eyes,’’ said Chin.
She said the man pushed her back into the second cubicle and she fell onto the floor.
Chin said he started hitting her on the head while continuing to spray pepper spray into her eyes and mouth.
When he stopped hitting her, she screamed for help.
“He hit me again and tried to put his hand inside my T-shirt but I kept struggling,” she said, adding that she kicked, pushed and bit her attacker.
Chin’s actions proved too much for the man who suddenly got up and left.
“I quickly got up and ran outside for help,’’ she said, adding that the university’s student council members helped send her to hospital and lodge a police report.
Read an earlier report here:
Oh! CCTV Rompakan di Stesen Minyak RnR Butterworth – Kulim Expressway
Free Malaysia Today
Crime index: Misleading reply from PDRM
The clarification over crime statistics by PDRM does not at all exonerate the government but instead clearly indicates data manipulation by the authorities, says Tony Pua.
By Tony Pua
After nearly a week of silence, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) finally provided a lengthy reply to the allegations made in an anonymous letter that the authorities have manipulated crime statistics in Malaysia to give a brighter picture.
PDRM has defended itself from the above key accusation by claiming that even after taking into account non-index crime, “overall crime (Index + Non-Index) has in fact reduced in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (year-to-date)”.
While the total index and non-index crime cases based on PDRM data has indeed dropped over the past two or three years, it appears that the data has been systematically manipulated to present an inflated over-achievement under the Najib administration.
If the manipulation of crime data is indeed true, then there is no assurance that no other steps have been taken by PDRM or the authorities to use other measures to further reduce the crime index data in order to achieve the desired outcome under Najib’s NKRA programme.
There is hence a complete absence of credibility in the data presented by the government and it explains clearly why all the chest-thumping by the authorities over its crime-fighting achievements are not translated into greater sense of security by the ordinary man-on-the-street.
|3:07PM Aug 28, 2012|
COMMENT In response to the article ‘Crime Statistics – Let the truth be told” first published on Aug 22, 2012 via the http://liewchintong.com blogsite, and subsequently published by several online portals, we would like to state that any public feedback is welcomed and will be given due consideration.
We would, however, like to register our regret and utmost disappointment that the respective publications including the blog owner did not see fit to verify and check with PDRM on the facts of the allegations before presenting the letter to their readers.
Blogger provides excerpts of the police rebuttal to only 3 Allegations
1 There are multiple factual inaccuracies upon which the conclusions of the article were drawn.
These corrections and clarifications are necessary to enable the public to make an informed assessment of the situation.
2 RESPONSES TO ALLEGATIONS
Allegation 1: “In 2009, the Government gave PDRM the impossible target of reducing crime by 20%. PDRM succumbed to this pressure.”
Response 1: The NKRA target for crime reduction is 5% and NOT 20%, as wrongly indicated by the writer.
“To demonstrate that the GTP, NKRA and KPI are a success, classification of cases was doctored and entered into the system to produce the desired result.”
Response 2: It was alleged that PDRM had shifted Index Crime cases to Non-Index Crime to mask the increase of overall crime…However, one only has to examine the fact that overall crime (Index + Non-Index) has in fact reduced in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (year-to-date) to conclude that the allegation is erroneous.
For other allegations and the response of the police, click on the link below.
SCANDALOUS IF TRUE!
Free Malaysia Today
Fake crime statistics: ‘Every word is true’
Senior officer in Bukit Aman concedes contents of a letter by a veteran of the force on crime statistics being doctored has merit.
PETALING JAYA: A controversial letter purportedly written by a veteran cop alleging crime statistics have been manipulated has ruffled the feathers of top guns in the force.
It is learnt that Bukit Aman has been made aware of its existence and is now considering how to respond to revealations by the 30-year veteran of the force.
Calls to Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar went unanswered, while a spokesperson said: “I don’t have anything to say for now. I need to refer the matter to my superiors.
“There will be a response soon, but we are still gathering information,” said the spokesperson.
You have to read the whole article yourself!
Click on the link!
Saturday August 25, 2012
Robber’s plan backfires
By M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA
THE man was armed with a pistol loaded with two bullets but his robbery attempt backfired when he targeted the wrong house and his car stalled when he needed to escape.
The 40-year-old suspect, who is believed to be from Selangor, drove a Singapore-registered car to a double-storey house in Lorong Bayu Mutiara, Taman Mutiara in Bukit Tengah in Bukit Mertajam.
The house was occupied by some Nepalese workers working in a nearby Japanese restaurant.
The suspect was said to have broken into the house at about 9am. He was met by Nepalese workers who overpowered him and tied him up with a piece of cloth.
The man managed to free himself and ran to his car but it would not start.
The flustered suspect then decided to flee on foot.
The Nepalese workers, joined by residents, caught the man about 500m away from the house.
The suspect was tied up and beaten before he was handed over to the police.
|5:34PM Aug 23, 2012|
The article is extremely long and readers are invited to click onto the link provided to read more. Only excerpts are provided here.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:23
Cop of 30 yrs EXPOSES how official crime statistics are doctored & manipulated
Written by CPI
Recently, the CPI published an explanation from the Polis DiRaja Malaysia in response to public concern about rising crime in the country and official statistics which provide an opposite picture of the trend in the last three years (see the exchange in CPI between Dr Lim Teck Ghee and ACP Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf ).
We are now reproducing a letter from a reader (according to his letter, he is a police officer with over 30 years service experience) disputing the PDRM’s claim that “the question of doctored figures should not arise at all” and that “crime statistics released by the PDRM are the actual figures of criminal cases reported to and investigated by the police department [and] no alteration or adjustment to the figures can be done, in order to portray a rosy picture of the crime situation as claimed by certain quarters.”
The letter is valuable not only in showing how the official statistics have been doctored to meet the Barisan Nasional’s target of crime reduction as set out in the GTP but in the many useful and concrete suggestions it provides in fighting crime in the country.
The letter has been edited minimally for typographical and other minor grammatical errors but otherwise has been left intact.
Crime statistics – Let the truth be told!
By Name Withheld
Is the crime rate down? Yes, relying on the statistics provided by the police and Pemandu. Is that a true reflection of the crime situation? The answer is certainly a big ‘NO’.
Crime is basically divided into two categories. One is ‘Index Crime’ and the other is ‘Non-Index Crime’. The statistics made available by the police are only those cases which come under the ‘index crime’ category.
‘Index crime’ is defined as crime which is reported with sufficient regularity and with sufficient significance to be meaningful as an index to the crime situation. Essentially, it means the index is the yardstick to gauge the crime situation of a given place, the district, state or the whole country. The index crime statistics will show whether the crime has increased, decreased or moving constantly.
‘Non-index crime’ on the other hand is considered as cases minor in nature and does not occur with such rampancy to warrant its inclusion into the crime statistics or as a benchmark to determine the crime situation.
‘Index crime’ consists of two categories. One is ‘Violent Crime’ and the other is ‘Property Crime’.
‘Violent Crime’ comprises murder; rape; armed robbery with accomplice; robbery with accomplice; armed robbery; robbery; and causing hurt. Meanwhile ‘property crime’ comprises theft; car theft; motorcycle theft; heavy vehicle theft; snatch theft; and burglary. These are the crimes used as statistics to portray the crime situation.
In 2009, the government came up with the ‘Government Transformation Programme’ (GTP) and ‘crime’ was amongst the ‘National Key Result Area’ (NKRA). The Key Performance Index (KPI) set for the police on the 27 July 2009 under the NKRA was to reduce crime by 20%.
That tall order to reduce crime by 20% was a dilemma for the police. The police knew that the demand is idealistic but not feasible to be achieved. Any criminologist will tell that crime is the product of socio-economic factors and the police being a part of the criminal justice system cannot alone tackle this issue.
However, in upholding the dignity and image, the police succumbed to the political pressure in agreeing to achieve the targeted KPI set under the NKRA. With the prevailing policing standard and practice, the police may be able to contain the crime situation to a certain extent, but to reduce it by 20% is absolutely an impossible feat. So, in desperate times, desperate measures are taken.
The police then came up with an ingenious way of achieving the target. The principle behind the plan is, well, if this is what the political masters’ want, then we shall give it to them the way they want.
As said earlier, the crime statistics consist of only the index crime. Hence, they gradually lowered the crime statistics by shifting the index crime to the non-index crime. The shifting is done at the time the police report is lodged. The classification of the crime from index to non-index will be captured in the police reporting system as ‘non-index’ and thus not registering it as an index crime for the purposes of statistics. Lowering the index crime will show that the particular crime is on the decline.
There are several types of crime where the classification can be manipulated from index to non-index. The maneuvering begins at the police district level which receives the report and subsequently transmitted to the State Police Headquarters and Federal Police Headquarters. The crimes which were manipulated are:
a. Robbery cases under the Penal Code are classified as index crime. This offence will be classified as non-index under section 382 of the Penal Code.
b. Burglary under section 457 of the Penal Code is an index crime. This offence will be classified as non-index under sections 452 or 453 of the Penal Code.
c. Causing hurt under sections 324 and 326 are index crimes. These offences will be classified under section 148 of the Penal Code…non-index crimes.
The under classification of the index crime to non-index crime runs into several thousand cases. Of course, by removing these cases from the crime statistics will reflect that the crime has gone down.
A simple way of ascertaining the extent of cases taken off from the index crime category for the purpose of reducing the crime statistics is by asking the police to provide the statistics of cases classified under sections 148, 382, 452 and 453 of the Penal Code since the implementation of the NKRA to date.
Then a comparison should be made with the statistics of cases under the said sections in the last three years preceding the NKRA. You will discover a sudden hike in the number of cases under those sections after the introduction of the KPI. This figure should then be compared with the figure of the same sections for the three years preceding the NKRA.
The result will confirm that for the period of three years prior to NKRA, cases classified under sections 382, 452 and 453 are almost nil and under section 148 may have only few reported cases. The number of cases recorded under the four sections for the three years after the NKRA minus the number of cases recorded for the three years before the NKRA will be the figure that has been manipulated.
Other factors that suppress the crime statistics during the NKRA period are:
There are many cases under the index crime category that are not opened for investigation and were closed with no further action (NFA). These cases involve robberies, snatch thefts and burglaries.
Overall, the crime has indeed gone up. There are many flaws in the statistics dished out to the public. The statistics was tailored to justify the KPI and appease the powers that be. It is better for the police to tell the truth and shame the devil.
In response to Dr Lim Teck Ghee, the police said, “Crime statistics released by the PDRM are the actual figures of criminal cases reported to and investigated by the police department. These figures are auto-generated by the department’s computer system i.e. the Police Reporting System (PRS). In this way, no alteration or adjustment to the figures can be done, in order to portray a rosy picture of the crime situation as claimed by certain quarters.”
The rationalization of the computer system (PRS) to validate the crime figures is a flawed excuse. The system picks up only what has been fed into it. PRS system does not control classification of cases. To demonstrate that the GTP, NKRA and KPI are a success, classification of cases was doctored and entered into the system which will surely produce the result that was desired.
The police made another assertion, “All crime data and statistics generated within the PDRM system have been audited and verified by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia.”
Do you expect accountants to audit and verify classification of cases? Are they going through all the police reports to ensure the nature of crime committed, categorizing the correct section of the offence under the law, and classification of the case as index or non-index?
End the charade on public relations (PR) exercises to erase the fear of crime. Stop fooling the public with PR programs, like ‘high profile policing’, ‘high visibility patrol’, ‘walkabout’, ‘stop and talk, ‘meet and greet’, and ‘singing in shopping malls’, that won’t work when criminals are still milling around.
Police are not looking at the proper perspective in tackling crime. Victims of crime go to the police for what? To seek redress!
Policemen are hired to instill peace and security. Police should not waste too much time, energy and manpower to preach religion and be involved in religious activities. There is too much of religious activities in the police force now.
Police are responsible for the maintenance of law and order. They are answerable to the law and the law alone. The Home Minister has no business in occupying two floors of office building at Bukit Aman. His appropriate place is at the Home Ministry, Putrajaya. His role should be confined to policymaking only and not getting involved in, directing, or supervising the day-to-day operations of the police.
The writer is a policeman with over 30 years service experience who wishes to remain anonymous
Criminals in Johor Baru, Crime City of Malaysia, are poised to get a much larger pool of victims!
HOW THE CRIMINALS REJOICE!
Johor is poised to be Theme Park Capital of Malaysia and Johor Baru, after all, is the Crime Capital of Malaysia.
1 City of Criminals: Johor Bahru « LEADING MALAYSIAN NEOCON… Bahru has worse violent crimes than the rest of Malaysia, or that only Johor Bahru … The crime capital of Malaysia at raining ktula Says: December 25, 07 at …scottthong.wordpress.com/…/city-of-criminals-johor-bahru – Cached
2 Johor Crimes « LEADING MALAYSIAN NEOCONThe life and crimes of Johor, especially Johor Bahru – the crime capital of Malaysiascottthong.wordpress.com/category/johor-crimes – Cached
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Johor poised to become ‘theme park capital’
Legoland will be a major tourist destination when it opens its door to the public next month.
JOHOR BARU: Johor is poised to become Malaysia’s “Theme Park Capital” when Asia’s first Legoland theme park at Nusajaya is open to the public next month.
This will signify the emergence of Iskandar Malaysia and Johor as a major tourist destination of the country and region.
Following the opening of the RM750 million Legoland, Iskandar Malaysia will receive another attraction with the opening of a family theme park in Puteri Harbour in November.
The two international standard theme parks will be major attractions to millions of domestic and foreign tourists planning to visit Iskandar Malaysia and Johor.
Sunday, 19 August 2012 16:57
CRIME WATCH: Who has FAILED – Hisham or Malaysians?
Written by Crime Buster
Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein in his pre-Raya mood celebration message lambasted Malaysians for not cooperating to fight crime.
Malaysians, what is your take on that? Why are you not cooperating? So if you get robbed or get stoned to near death under some dingy car park, or get raped – don’t blame the police lah.
Blame yourself. Understand? The unfortunate happened to you because Malaysians are not cooperating to fight crime, understand!
Holy cow! Any public relations novice studying Mass Communication will tell you that the Home Minister has just made the worst public relations act.
Let us now ask the honorable minister the following questions:
How many houses do not have pad-locked fences, gates, doors, frills?
How many houses do not have five-feet high fencing and walls around their property?
What about the alarms we install in our homes and cars?
How about the thriving CCTV business in Malaysia?
What do you want us to do?
And now you tell us that walking to the car alone is tantamount to non-cooperation? That carrying a handbag in public is non-cooperation? That if a robber breaks into my padlocked house it is because I am not cooperating?
So every time a festive holiday comes, a family must run to the police station to inform that they are not going to be in the house?
Try for some common sense, please
Please Mr. Honorable Home Minister, can we have some common sense and responsible leadership around us when it comes to fighting crime?
Malaysians are spending far too much of their hard earned money to ensure that they have grills, padlocks, chains, alarms, CCTVs, dogs and even guards to ensure they can be safe at home.
Malaysians have installed alarms in their vehicles and added on pad-locks and steering locks too.
Today Malaysians do not wear gold and diamonds to work or when driving around. The only pearls, diamonds and gold decking we see being flashed are on the ministers’ spouses.
Please let us have some level headed accountability and honor.
Friday, 17 August 2012 06:34
Hisham blames “lacking” public co-operation in fight against crime
PETALING JAYA- Public cooperation was still lacking in the fight against crime, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday.
Hishammuddin said the days of police being solely responsible for bringing down the crime rate is over.
“We live in different times. The landscape and challenges have changed. Everybody has to play a part in helping to ensure the country’s security,” the home minister told reporters after attending the district’s Safe House campaign yesterday.
Hishammuddin was speaking on his ministry’s efforts in getting the public involved in curbing crime.
“Criminals are colour blind. They don’t care what race or religion the victim if from. They target anyone. That is why fighting crime should be a collective effort.”
He, however, lamented that despite efforts to get the public involved, public cooperation was still lacking.
“I believe this is due to the mindset of the public, that only police should be held responsible,” he said.
Hishammuddin said despite this setback, police are optimistic that in due time, the public will realise the important role they can play in helping make the country safer.
Hishammuddin was at Jalan SS24/10, Kelana Jaya, yesterday where he urged residents to register their names with police in case they were leaving town during the coming holiday period.
By this, police will know which homes are vacant so that they can be monitored more effectively. Registration forms were registered to the residents.
- New Straits Times
Sorry, the ATM is empty! Thieves got to it first. Are these thieves from the gang that took RM1million in July?
19 August 2012 | last updated at 02:49PM
Thieves break into ATM and make-off with money
KUALA LUMPUR: Thieves broke into a bank’s automated teller machine (ATM) and made-off with an undisclosed amount of money, this morning. The theft was believed to have taken place between 2.30am and 4am.
Monday July 2, 2012
Over RM1mil stolen from ATMs
By STEVEN CHIEW
Kuala Lumpur: The Oxy gang has struck again, this time carting away over a million ringgit cash by breaking into four ATMs at a hypermarket.
The incident is believed to have occurred between midnight and 7am at Carrefour Hypermarket in Wangsa Maju yesterday.
The thieves accessed the hypermarket by drilling a hole from the basement car park.
Sentul deputy OCPD Supt Othman Abu Bakar said the thieves used a blowtorch to open four out of six ATMS located on the ground floor of the hypermarket.
The thieves then escaped with RM1.17mil through the hole.
An Encounter with Scammers in Aeon Station 18, Ipoh
It was a normal Friday and Starbucks are having a buy1free1 promotion from 6-8pm. I went with three of my friends (A, B, C) to Starbucks in Aeon Station 18 to grab some drinks for ourselves. The incident happened around 7.45pm. Friend C and I decided to line up for the queue while leaving Friend A and Friend B on the coffee table. Both of them started surfing the internet using the newly bought laptop and both of them are using iPhones.
这件事发生在星期五，当时Starbucks在旁晚六点至八点正在进行着卖一送一的促销。我和我的三个朋友 （A，B， C）打算去Starbucks来响应这个促销。 大概七点四十五分，我和朋友C正在排队，朋友A和朋友B就坐在一旁等着我们。 他们两一面用手提电脑上网，一面用着iPhone。
When we have purchased the drinks, we went to the place that both Friend A and Friend B have sat. Strangely, we saw both of them were sitting with 3 adults. All of them are Chinese in their 30’s. Two of them are of normal size whereas one of them is fat. The name of the fat guy is Ken whereas one of the skinny one is Tan and another is Fai. By shaking his head (Friend B) towards us, we knew something was wrong and we decided to sit on another table.
According to Friend A, the 3 men knocked their table harshly and asked them ‘I am sorry if I have disturbed both of you, were both of you here yesterday around this time?’ One of the guys in formal wear even raised his voice and said angrily ‘my friends were slashed by 2 guys yesterday and can both of you please go to Coffee Bean and show him your faces?!?!’. Before that, they even asked my friends whether coming with any other friends or not. Friend A replied with a NO. Afraid of their laptop being stole, Friend A decided to keep his laptop back to his bag and he got scolded like this ‘You think we want to steal your laptop? If we are targeting your laptop then we would have acted by now and I can even call my gang to bash you up, you think I am not capable of doing so?’ After that another guy, fat Ken approached them. After that, another guy in formal wear took out RM150 from his wallet and said he will buy them dinner, at the same time go meet with another friend. My friends rejected at last and the guy shouted ‘please don’t be so arrogant okay?’
据朋友A所言， 那三名华裔男人刚开始突然间很用力的敲他们的桌子，然后就问他们‘对不起吓到你们，我怕我打错人，请问你们昨天有出现在这里吗？’其中一名男人很没耐性的喊‘我有朋友昨晚被两名男生劈到，你们可以去Coffee Bean见一下他给他看是不是你们俩做的？！？！’处此之外，他们还问我的朋友有没有和其他人来，朋友A就答没有。朋友A即刻将他的手提电脑给收进书包里因为担心被偷。其中一名就很生气地说‘你们以为我们要你的手提电脑？如果我们要的话，我们一早就拿了，我还可以叫我的兄弟来揍你一顿，你以为我没能力酱做？’然后就来了另一个胖子Ken，染头发的那个叫Fai的人走掉了。然后西装男人突然间从他的钱包拿了rm150给我们说要请我们吃饭但是他说跟我们一起去买顺便叫他朋友来认认我们。但是我们拒绝了。然后他们就很不服气。一直找理由来勾引我们跟他走。
After that, fat Ken came and speak softly and in a polite manner to both my friends, ‘will both of you please go there for a while? Once everything is clear, I will make sure both of you will be safe, if you all don’t cooperate, then I can’t guarantee what will my boss do to you when you go out from this mall, I’m sorry if my boss was harsh towards you, he just want to find out who did such thing to his brother’. He was acting as the ‘good’ guy whereas the guy in formal was acting as the bad one.
The guy in formal wear charged towards them again and said ‘now you want to go there or not??’ His eyes were filled with fire and the good guy fat Ken was there again to calm him down and continued convincing my friends to follow them. ‘It will only disturb both of you for a few minutes’, he said.
They men asked them to go to Coffee Bean to meet a man. Out of curiosity, my friend decided to hand the laptop bag to me before going with them. When the men found out that Friend C and I are actually their friends, they are disappointed and surprised at the same time because we have ruined their plan. They even stop asking them to go to Coffee Bean instead. One of them kept scolding us non-stop and claimed that we had no manners towards him because they want to complete the whole movie and act like it is real. The queue in Starbucks was long and everyone was looking at the man scolding at us but no one did anything to help. We were helpless as there are no security guards nearby. Throughout the scolding, we remained silent just to entertain and listen to what he had to crap. While he was scolding, we realised some of his men were standing by just outside Starbucks. They keep on stressing the point that they are rich people and even take out a few RM50 notes and threw on the table, just to convince us that they are not eyeing for our valuables. Any rich guys in this world dare to claim themselves are rich? =_=
那个男人还叫我的两个朋友跟他们去Coffee Bean去见 一个人。感觉到不对劲，我朋友在还没跟他们走之前，就将他的手提电脑交给在附近坐着的我。当那几位男人知道我的两个朋友是跟我和另一位朋友来时，他们就说 收到上头的指示，不用我朋友跟去了。其中一个跟我们四个握手赔罪后，就故意说我们没礼貌，继续用很高的语气吗我们。当时在Starbucks排队的人很多，但没有一个叫保安人员来，可能他们都不知道发生什么事。那个男人越骂越爽，我们就保持冷静并没有跟他争吵。他们一直强调他们是有钱的，还拿了几张RM50的钞票丢在桌子，全都是为了要我们相信他们不是要抢我们的东西。试问哪一个有钱人会说自己是有钱的？=_=
One of the man claimed that he is from Gunung Rapat and he is the ‘big brother’ there. But according to our findings, there is no one named Tan in Gunung Rapat triad members (gangsters) gang. The man purposely used fiery words in order to make us angry so that we will fall for their trap and create chaos but all of us are calm and we replied with a polite voice. He was mad at us when any one of us start using our phones. We think they were afraid of us calling for help. He said sorry to us repeatedly and shook our hands few times but ended up scolding us again. The shaking hand scene was created for other bystanders to show that we are friends. By doing so, no one will interfere with our conversation or suspect anything wrong. Finally, he left when none of us reply to what he was saying.
其中一名男人说他是怡保昆仑喇叭的黑社会老大。但是从我们的搜查，那里根本没有个名叫Tan的 人。那个男人故意用愤怒的语气来弄我们生气，但是我们就很有礼貌的回答他的问题。就当我们用手机是，他就很生气的说我们不尊敬他。我们想他应该是怕我们打 电话求救。他跟我们说对不起和握我们的手，然后又再骂我们，说了好几次才肯离开。据我们的分析，他们要制造一个虚假的现象给其他旁观者看。当旁观者看到我 们握几次手，他们很自然的就以为我们是认识的。
From our point of view, the gangsters were eyeing for my friend’s laptop and other valuables. But when they knew me and Friend C was there too, they dare not take further action because we will surely report if both of my friends went missing. Similar case happened in Melaka too, it was written by a victim in mandarin and the link is as below:
Friend A told me that the case that was happened in Melaka was 100% the same as what we encounter. Even the introductory words and the names of the gangsters are same! But the difference is they were victimized and we were lucky.
We decided to post this up to let our Ipoh friends and maybe friends from other states to know the importance of high EQ over violence. If they ask you or your friends to follow them so that you can show your face to another guy, you must insist that if they want to do anything, do it on the spot and don’t ever leave your place. Usually their prey will be students with innocent faces, and they will ask you whether you are a member of any triad society (gangsters). This is probably they are afraid of encountering some people even worse than themselves. They may strikes again at different shopping malls for now. Do not be so foolish by following any strangers just because they threaten you. Please be more alert from now onwards because a crowded shopping mall may not be safe anymore~
我们决定将此事跟大家分享是害怕此事会发生在你们任何一个人的身上。如果他们要你 或你朋友跟他们去某些地方认人，你就跟他们讲，要做什么就在这儿做。通常他们会向那些面孔善良的学生下手，他们还会问你是不是黑社会的人，这是因为他们怕 真的惹上了和他们一样酱麻烦的人。他们很有可能还会在其他百货商场出现。如果真的发生了，请别随意跟他们去任何地方。害人之心不可有，防人之心不可无！
Please do not bring many credit cards or cash out when you don’t need it, thank you very much.
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Focus on crime-busting was “not seen as a need” for the government, until only recently, said Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.
Speaking to reporters today, he said that reduction of crime had not been a priority since the nation gained independence in 1957.
“We have now got political will right to the top (to fight crime).
“This was never the case, even since Merdeka…it was not seen as a need,” he said.
Hishammuddin (right) added that previously society, too, did not pay too much attention to crime.
“Focus on crime was not so high before, but if the public see crime as priority, the leadership, all the way to the prime minister will not deny this concern,” he said.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin says that it’s partly your fault because you left your house empty while away at ‘balik kampong’….
He says, “House owners must give information such as house address and the duration of their absence to the nearest police station.”
Homeowners also to blame for break-ins, says CID chief
“I hope the public will co-operate continuously with the police to check, not only house break-ins but also other crimes, to ensure the security of the public, especially during the festive seasons,” he added. — Bernama
See what is being done in Penang about crime
14 August 2012 | last updated at 11:57PM
Police, residents cooperate to prevent crime
14 August 2012 | last updated at 11:59PM
250 policemen visit night market
Death strikes at a most inconvenient time for robber but some would call it INSTANT justice!
Monday August 13, 2012 MYT 7:56:00 PM
Robber drops dead after robbing senior ctizen
SUNGAI PETANI: A robber dropped dead of a suspected heart attack after robbing a senior citizen of RM20,000 with three others, at Taman Orkid, Sungai Layar, here on Monday.
During the 10.15am incident, one of the four robbers, aged 46, suddenly fell off his motorcycle and died.
Prior to his death, the suspect with three others on two motorcycles had trailed a senior citizen, Yeoh Ah Seng, 66, who had withdrawn RM20,000 from a bank in Taman Pekan Baru here.
Crime exacting toll on KL’s economy, stress levels
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — The Klang Valley’s crime rates are causing the already high cost of living and doing business to go up even as the stress of constantly looking over their shoulders impacts the productivity of residents and their feelings of well-being.
From shopping malls to restaurants, from homes to offices, Malaysians living in and around the nation’s capital are having to shoulder the burden of spending more on safety measures due to a general sense of insecurity that was made worse by a spate of shocking crime incidents in the past few months and a feeling that more people they personally know were becoming victims of crime.
The diversion of money into security risks cutting into the amount available for re-investment into more productive areas of business could even deter investment altogether as well as reduce the consumption power of Malaysians just as the country is trying to rebalance its economy to depend more on domestic spending rather than external demand.
This isn’t good news!
12 August 2012 | last updated at 07:38PM
Bank bombed by robbers
This is good news!
Volunteers for festive season crime watch
A TOTAL of 1,500 volunteers from the Selangor Community Policing Association will be helping police in their crime watch this festive season.
Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the volunteers would be focusing on preventing house break-ins during the exodus back to home towns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
“All the volunteers are non-Muslims and they’re joining us in the crime watch this festive season. I encourage the Muslims who’re not returning to their hometowns to also join in and hopefully we’ll do the same during Chinese New Year and Deepavali,” he said at a press conference after launching the Selangor level crime watch at the Serdang police headquarters here today.
The volunteers would be patrolling the neighbourhoods with residents, on foot and motorcycles, and providing information to the police via Rakan Cops and My Distress if there are crimes, he added.
Social media gives high crime rate impression, says new crime NKRA chief
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Repeated sharing of crime news on Facebook and Twitter is creating a false impression that Malaysia is unsafe and is impeding the police in getting accurate figures on crime, the government’s newly-minted chief in charge of cutting down crime told “Sin Chew Daily” in an interview published today.
Former Penang police chief Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob told the widely read Chinese-language daily that the sharing of news online had contributed to the public’s impression of a high crime rate that was not a true reflection of events.
“One person mentions a crime case, that is only one case, but with the convenience of he Internet, everyone clicks a ‘share’ button, 100 people share (it online), others seeing it will think 100 crime cases have happened,” Ayub was quoted by the paper as saying.
His statements come almost a week after he was appointed chairman of the federal government’s National Key Results Area (NKRA) secretariat aimed to tackle national security issues in the face of mounting fears over public safety on the streets and at home.
Ayub replaces Datuk Abu Samah Mat, who is now Bukit Aman CID deputy director (Investigation/Legal).
Public outrage as national bowler escapes jail for sex with minor
Asst News Editor
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — A 21-year-old national bowler who was let off with a RM25,000 bond instead of being jailed after he pleaded guilty to statutory rape has sparked a firestorm online over the court’s message on sex with minors even as it raises questions about the Penal Code and other criminal laws.
Incensed Malaysians have taken to Twitter and Facebook in the past few days to vent their outrage…
On microblogging site, Twitter, criticism against the appellate court’s decision grew so heated it spurred the creation of a hashtag movement — #BrightFutureRapeOK — on the subject.
“How ‘bright a future’ really?…..even if he brings back the olympics gold medal I’d still want justice be served,” said a Twitter user who called herself Adibah Noor on her account, ?@adibahnoor.
“Malaysian rapist walks scot-free for being a national bowler. Why. Is. My. Country. So. Messed. Up,” tweeted another cyber citizen identified as Davina Goh on her account, ?@duuuhvina.
“Justice gets bowled over #BrightFutureRapeOK,” Irwan Abdul Rahman said on his account, ?@irwanargh.
Two children’s rights groups, Childline Malaysia and Yayasan Chow Kit — among the first to slam the Court of Appeal decision — accused the judiciary of sending the wrong message to the public on child sex.
Some women groups said they were alarmed by the “light” sentence Noor Afizal was given.
“Our criminal justice system has failed our daughters and granddaughters when it trivializes an act of violence through the sentence that is meted out,” said Lee Wei San, the senior programme officer in the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) said in an emailed reply to The Malaysian Insider.
Other women groups were more guarded in expressing outrage.
The Joint Action Group For Gender Equality (JAG), an umbrella body representing six women NGOs — Sisters In Islam (SIS), Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), AWAM, Women’s Centre for Change, Penang (WCC), Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) — merely urged the judges to clarify their reasoning in sentencing Noor Afizal.
Saturday, 11 August 2012 06:23
RAPIST BOWLER: Lawyer tries to explain but the issue remains WHY NO JAIL!
A spate of angry comments greeted news that Noor Afizal Azizan, a national tenpin bowler, had regained his freedom following a verdict by the Court of Appeal on the charge that he had committed statutory rape three years ago.
The court granted his application to retain the Sessions Court’s ruling of bounding him five years on good behaviour and fine of RM25,000, for the charge of committing statutory rape on a 13-year old girl, considered minor under civil law, in June 2009.
Afizal, now 21, had pleaded guilty to the offence earlier. The Court of Appeal dismissed the Malacca High Court’s ruling to impose five year jail on Afizal citing public interest and Afizal’s promising future.
While ruling drew flak from all corners, many of the critics viewed the verdict as an acquittal for Afizal.
Issue is why NO jail
Lawyer Syahredzan Johan, who chairs the Constitutional Law Committee of the Malaysian Bar, however explained that from the point of law, the court did not acquit Afizal of the charge.
“(The) bowler pleaded guilty. He is convicted. No issue of whether he is guilty. He is not acquitted. Appeal to Court of Appeal was on sentence,” he explained on Twitter.
According to the outspoken lawyer, Afizal’s lawyers had asked for ‘binding over’, an option available at the court’s discretion, which is a bond of good behaviour, and this court granted to Afizal.
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******, alleged rapist dishonour nation
Noor Afizal Azizan, the Malaysian tenpin bowler, fills Malaysians with disgust and so does the judge who let him off the hook.
One Malaysian Olympian manages to unite the whole country and does our nation proud with his true grit, his fighting spirit and his hard work, but another sportsman, Noor Afizal Azizan, the Malaysian tenpin bowler, fills Malaysians with disgust.
Noor Afizal allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a hotel room in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, on June 5.
On Aug 7, he escaped punishment when the Court of Appeal president Raus Md Sharif set aside the five-year jail term imposed on Noor Afizal and agreed with Noor Afizal’s counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, that public interest would not be served by a custodial sentence, as Noor Afizal showed great promise.
Nothing was said about the future prospects of the victim – the girl Noor Afizal raped.
Hisyam said that Noor Afizal was 18 when the offence was committed.
Again, they ignored the age of Noor Afizal’s victim. She was only 13 years old when she was raped.
MP SPEAKS She was 13. An 18-year-old man had sex with her. According to the Penal Code, sex with an underaged girl is statutory rape. He pleaded guilty.
Today he is free. All the sportsman, now 21, has to do is fork out RM25,000 and be on his best behaviour for the next five years.
This is the brief of a statutory rape case with an outrageous ruling.
Now, let’s get to the details. The accused person is national tenpin bowling ace Noor Afizal Azizan (right).
Taking into account that he is a national champion, the Court of Appeal ruled that a jail term is not in the public interest as Noor Afizal has a promising future.
This is shocking.
When the case was first heard in the Sessions Court, the judge ruled that Noor Afizal must be bound by a five-year term for good behaviour and slapped a penalty of RM25,000 on him. But he also said that it was a consensual act.
Sex with a 13-year-old is consensual? Really? Bollocks. Whatever happened to going by the law?
When the prosecution appealed the case, the High Court ruled that Noor Afizal serve a five-year jail term. But semblance of justice for the victim, a child, remains elusive with the recent ruling.
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Crime fears go viral in M’sia
The spate of abduction, assault and robbery is getting prominent space on the Internet.
KUALA LUMPUR: The fear of crime is soaring in Malaysia as personal tales of abduction, assault and robbery go viral online, upping pressure on authorities to respond and triggering scrutiny of official claims that offences are down.
Shopping malls and residents’ groups have launched patrols, sales of security equipment are surging, newspapers offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and social media are abuzz with anguish over the situation.
Residents of the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country – one of the most developed and stable in Southeast Asia – have long complained about bag-snatching and other petty crime.
But more serious recent incidents have gained wide attention on the Internet, channelling public concern in a country where nearly half the population of 28 million is on Facebook.
9 August 2012 | last updated at 06:06PM
Fighting back…security guards at shopping mall apprehend four would-be robbers
Four men, believed to be on the prowl for potential victims at the 1Utama shopping mall here in Bandar Utama, were nabbed by alert security guards on Wednesday night.
Several iron rods, two parang and screwdrivers were found inside the suspects’ grey Proton Wira. The car was also reported stolen in Sungai Buloh earlier on the same day.
Police believe that the suspects, one of whom has three previous convictions, were lurking around the parking lot of the shopping mall looking for potential victims.
The drama unfolded about 10pm when security guards on patrol noticed the suspects driving around aimlessly. Suspicious, the guards approached the vehicle.
The suspects, however, sped off and drove onto the on-coming lane. The suspects crashed and damaged several vehicles and their car came to stop after it got stuck on the divider.
….at least 12 security guards surrounded the vehicle and used their batons to break the windows. The suspects were apprehended and handed to the police.
Reports on Crime in the Malaysian Insider, Thursday 9 August 2012
All-out effort to fight crime, says CID director
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 — The police are going all out to combat crime to enhance public safety and to maintain law and order in the country, said Bukit Aman Crime Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.
Contrary to public perception, he said it was not only the CID which was involved in the prevention of crime but the whole police force throughout the country, adding that “the public must trust police”.
“Public safety is our priority. In the case of Sabah, even our General Operations Force personnel go to the ground to help combat crime, particularly in major towns.
Four men held in bid to prey on carpark patrons
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — Four friends were nabbed by security guards in their attempt to prey on patrons at the car park of a shopping complex in Bandar Utama here last night.
According to a witness who declined to be named, four men in a Proton Wira car were found loitering on the fourth floor of the car park.
This situation caught the attention of security guards who tried to stop the car, but the suspects sped off against the traffic flow and rammed into several other vehicles, he told reporters at the scene.
“Despite being blocked by other cars, the suspects were adamant to escape and continued driving until they were caught on a divider in the car park,” he said.
The witness said a group of security guards managed to detain the four suspects after giving chase and handed them over to the police.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said initial investigation found that the car used by the suspects was stolen in Sungai Buloh. Two parangs were found in the car boot. — Bernama.
ASP gets five years’ jail, RM20,000 fine for bribery
SHAH ALAM, Aug 9 — The Sessions Court today sentenced an ASP to five years’ jail and a RM20,000 fine or 10 months’ jail for taking a RM4,000 bribe.
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah found ASP Azmi Abdullah, 54, guilty of corruptly receiving the money from Ng Zho Wei as an inducement to reduce the severity of the charge on a woman in a drug case two years ago.
Azmi, who was suspended as the Serdang narcotics criminal investigation division chief, committed the offence at his office in Seri Kembangan near here at 7.05pm on November 26, 2010.
Will the cops arrest the 4 men AFTER 1 month? Or 3 months? After they have cut off a few more fingers from others in PJ?
09 August 2012 | last updated at 12:54AM
Thugs cut off man’s finger
PETALING JAYA: A mini market chain owner, who had earlier refused to pay protection money to a group of gangsters, was robbed for the second time on Tuesday. This time the victim also lost a finger in the brutal attack.
The victim, identified as Lee Cheng Heng, underwent surgery at the Sime Darby Medical Centre to re-attach his finger yesterday but it is not known if the surgery was a success.
The robbery took place at victim’s office, located some 100m away from the mini market in Sungai Buloh, which was robbed by the same four suspects on July 27.
On July 26, the gangsters had confronted Lee, 40, at opening of the mini market and demanded protection money. Lee refused to give in.
The following day, the gang returned, armed with parang, and robbed Lee or RM12,000 at the mini market. They also thrashed the place.
Lee thought that the worse was over but he had a rude shock on Tuesday when the four robbers returned and confronted him at his office at 8pm.
Aiya, it’s only in your mind la! Where got crime ah?
Kg Tunku folks crime ‘perception’ poser
RESIDENTS of Jalan 1/17 in Kampung Tunku here are in fear of crime creeping into their ‘safe’ neighbourhood which was established in 1968.
Police, however, put it down to another “perception” over crime as there was one house robbery case last month.
One of the ‘pioneer’ residents, Johnny Quek, 69, claimed the place was not safe anymore. “Those days this housing estate is quite safe and peaceful, but crime activities have been happening here lately.”
What kind of success in crime-solving is this? 2 years and 10 robberies later, they catch them..
Not re-assuring at all.
Law catches up on gun-toting snatch thieves
THE long arm of the law finally caught up with an armed snatch thief and his gang who were responsible for gun-robbing a female in her 20′s two years ago.
City CID Chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said four suspects aged, 21 to 41, were also believed to be involved in more than 10 cases around in the Klang Valley.
He said police, acting on a tip-off, raided a house in Wangsa Maju on Sunday evening where they found a 3.8mm revolver.
“When we arrested the suspect, he admitted to robbing a female victim two years ago. We are still questioning him on his involvement in other cases.”
DO YOU FIND HIS WORDS RE-ASSURING, SARAWAKIANS?
Police chief: Sarawak not ‘cowboy state’
MIRI, Aug 7 — Do not dub Sarawak a “lawless, cowboy state” on account of three shooting deaths in seven months, says Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
“(Police investigations have revealed that) the three murders are isolated cases.
“Do not conclude that just because such cases occurred in the spate of seven months that the state is unsafe,” he told reporters after a walkabout programme at a Ramadan bazaar in the Miri indoor stadium here today.
On July 31, the police formed a special task force to investigate the three killings before submitting a report within a fortnight.
On the development in the three murders, Acryl Sani said the cases were not linked as each was fuelled by different motives.
Nevertheless, he did not rule out “territorial” or “woman-related” disputes as likely causes.
The first murder was reported in January when businessman Lau Leh Ing, 41, was gunned down while walking to his office in Sibu.
The second case involved Ang Soon Heng, 30, who was shot in the head while having breakfast at a restaurant in Kuching, the same month.
The third killing involved a 48-year-old businessman who was shot twice at point-blank range while in his car in Miri on July 30. — Bernama
NAJIB SPEAKS. AT LAST. WHAT TOOK HIM SO LONG?
IT’S NOT AS THOUGH CRIME AND THE POLICE SHOULD BE WAY DOWN LOW ON HIS AGENDA!
We know that having trips all over the world is his first priority, followed by pleasing Rosmah.
But please, remember that you are the Prime Minister!
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak tonight told the police force not to be disheartened over the flak it received due to public perception on rising crime.
“We put our hopes on the police. Do not be disappointed if there are polemics on crime statistics or perception.
“This is not something new. We can improve our performance,” he told some 5,000 people comprising of police officers and officials from the Home Ministry at the Malaysian Police Training Academy (Pulapol) today.
Adding that the socio-political and socio-economic landscape of the nation had changed, the premier told the force to view this as a “society in transition” and to similarly transform itself from within.
“The higher the people’s income, the more urbanised and educated they become, the more priority they will place for their security and safety.
“They are aware of human rights, they know about the law and they demand accountability from the police and government.
“Here lies the challenge for the police. The police must transform internally to face the challenges of a society in transition that puts so much hope on the police for their safety and security of this country,” he said.
Crime reports in Malaysian Insider, 7 August 2012
Home Ministry to introduce car park safety league table
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The Home Ministry will implement the Car Park League Table (CPTL) programme to recognise efforts by shopping mall operators who emphasise safety in their car parks.
Deputy minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said the programme to be carried out soon would recognise car parks based on the crime rate there.
“They will be evaluated on security in the area, lighting, panic button, safety equipment and more,” he told a news conference after a working visit to Tesco Ampang, here, today.
Lee said the ministry would give priority to big and renowned shopping malls first.
“We believe shopping malls will work hard to ensure no crime takes place in their car parks through this programme, thus attracting more patrons,” he said.
Police smash carjacking gang after suspects’ vehicle breaks down
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — City police have routed a gang of carjackers, dubbed the ‘Tengku Gang’, with the arrest of 13 people and seizure of 11 stolen vehicles last week.
While a couple were nabbed in Segambut last Wednesday, the rest of the suspects were picked up in a series of raids on Thursday and Friday, in Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.
The seized vehicles, worth about RM350,000, were old models, which included Proton Satria Neo, Perodua Kancil, Perodua Kenari, Toyota Vios and Honda Civic.
The police success in crippling the gang, followed the arrest of a couple during a car chase at about 2am in Segambut.
Sentul police chief ACP Zakaria Pagan said in the incident, a police team spotted the couple behaving suspiciously while travelling in a Mitsubishi Pajero at the Kepong roundabout.
He said police trailed the couple before their four-wheel drive vehicle broke down in Segambut.
“We detained the couple when they attempted to escape and seized an assortment of car break-in tools from the vehicle,” he told reporters here today.
In a follow-up operation, Zakaria said the couple led police to the arrest of 11 of their accomplices in the three states, adding that the 13 suspects, aged between 17 and 38, were remanded until tomorrow to facilitate the police probe.
Unemployed man gets 28 years’ jail, 22 strokes for rape, robbery
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 7 — The Court of Appeal today increased the jail term and strokes handed down to an unemployed man who raped and robbed a Thai woman about four years ago.
A three-man bench led by Datuk Abdul Malik Ishak, which presided over the proceeding, meted out a total of 28 years imprisonment and 22 strokes of the rotan on R. Shanmuganathan after dismissing his appeal to reduce the jail term.
Abdul Malik said a stiff penalty should be served as deterrent to the appellant (Shanmuganathan) and also to other would-be offenders.
He said this was because public interest was of paramount importance.
|8:27AM Aug 7, 2012|
iVICTIM While the police and government leaders were touting about the reduction in crime rate and blame the media for creating a perception that crime is rife, several Malaysiakini staff were having first-hand experiences as victims of crime just last month.
One of them was traumatised in a gang robbery, while three others suffered losses after their cars were either stolen or broken into.
Here are their personal accounts:
Website and communications executive Subendran Ravindran
I was robbed in the wee hours of July 24 near the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya by two men.
It happened at 1.28am as I was walking to a teh tarik stall near the Subang Business Centre in SS15 after visiting a relative at the emergency ward of the medical centre.
I saw two men standing about 60 metres away from me. As I walked past between them, one of them asked for directions to some place.
Then, all of a sudden, he grabbed my shirt collar with both hands. As I struggled, the other guy came towards me with I believed was a steel rod from a car jack.
Just then, I spotted a car nearby, with two other men in it looking at us. A four-member gang, I thought, and decided it would make no sense to fight them. I gave in.
They grabbed my handphone and wallet – in which I had just RM30, my bank ATM card, MyKad and a few other personal things – and then dashed into the car which sped off.
Journalist Lee Long Hui
My car was stolen from the outdoor car park at Stadium Melawati in Shah Alam between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on July 17 while I was watching an exhibition basketball match there.
I had parked my second-hand Proton Waja, which I bought for RM20,000 no more than a month ago, at the outdoor car park. The Proton was my first-ever car and I got to love it very much.
Senior videographer Tan Jiun Wuu
My car window was smashed on the night of July 24 as I was having dinner with a colleague at Old Klang Road and I lost my camera and video-shooting equipment costing more than RM10,000.
We finished our meal an hour later and upon reaching the parking spot, we saw a few people inspecting my car. One man on a mountain bike told me that the front passenger seat window of the car was smashed.
Assistant news editor Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
The rear passenger window was smashed on the night of July 5, while parked on Lorong Abdullah in Bangsar Utama, near the Malaysiakini office. However, the window remained intact because of the anti-theft security film on it.
Have you too been a recent victim of crime? We would like to hear your story. Please email your personal account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 6 Aug 2012
- The Star Malaysia
Upgrading security personnel in malls
KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry has issued a directive to deploy auxiliary policemen, who are trained to handle security at shopping malls and car parks, starting in August.
He also said that a senior police officer would be appointed to lead the Government Transformation Programme’s (GTP) Reducing Crime National Key Results Area (NKRA), with the focus on current issues such as the safety of customers in shopping malls and car parks.
Crime in Penang
The ‘lima gang’, had been involved in 18 break-ins, since January in the Tanjung Tokong, Jelutong and Pulau Tikus areas with losses amounting RM500,000.
Three Indonesian armed robbers gunned down
POLICE shot dead three machete-armed Indonesian robbers, who attempted to attack them, in a botched break-in at a house in Jesselton housing park, Pulau Tikus, today.
Penang Police chief Datuk Abd Rahim Hanafi said the public had alerted police about the robbers’ attempt to break into a house and when a police team arrived, the robbers acted agressively to resist arrest in the 3.30am incident.
“We had to fire several shots at them when they continued to attack the policemen even after a warning shot was given. They died at the scene,” he told reporters here.
Abd Rahim said police were on the look-out for the remaining gang members and urged the public who had information on the gang to contact the nearest police station.
CRIME IN PENANG
- 4 Aug 2012
- Metro North
Ready for battle
New Penang police chief all out to combat crime in the state
Newly appointed Penang police chief forms a special anti-crime team. ALL police personnel in Penang have been ordered to give priority in combating violent crime in order to achieve zero crime index in the state.
Newly appointed Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Hanafi said a special team would be formed as part of the strategy to bring down the crime rate.
He said his team would also focus on prevention of house break-ins and strengthening security in shopping malls and schools under the second phase of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP)
Friday 3 August 2012
Malaysian Insider: Crime Reports
GOMBAK, Aug 3 — A detainee who escaped from custody at the Selayang Court Complex here today was shot dead by police in self defence at the Puncak Templer water treatment plant, here today.Robbery and car … Read More
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — A local man was arrested by police at a low-cost apartment in Pandan Perdana, Cheras, to shed light on a house break-in and attempted rape case on July 4.Ampang Jaya Police Chief ACP … Read More
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Crime expert: Let’s retake our streets
There is too much noise and finger pointing and not enough done to reduce crime, according to an academician.
Speaking to FMT, two academicians said too many people were making too much noise and not doing enough to reduce the crime rate.
Here is what they say:
Crime analyst Kamal Affendi Hashim: Everyone could apply risk management to his daily life.
He said: “Keep in mind this formula: perpetrator plus target plus opportunity equals an act of crime.
“So how do you manage the risks? You should avoid the risks, spread out the risks, transfer the risk and abet the risk.
“By ‘spreading the risk’ I mean things like not putting all your valuables in the master bedroom. ‘Transferring risks’ means buying insurance for your TV set, for example. And you can ‘abet the risk’ by using security cameras.”
Universiti Sains Malaysia criminologist and psychologist Dr Geshina Ayu Mat Saat : Everyone had to play his part in fighting crime.
“Unfortunately, many people don’t know their parts, or just don’t want to play their parts,” she said.
Crime fighting is a concerted effort, not the job of police or teachers alone. So, at the end of the day, it comes down to each and every person’s responsibility, including the government’s.”
CRIME REPORTS FROM THE MALAY MAIL
WEARING full-face safety helmets and clothes which bore similar colours, five men struck a jewellery store at a hypermarket in Jalan Kebun here today, and escaped with jewellery worth about RM10,000.
The hold-up was over in 40 seconds.
POLICE have detained a 28-year-old mechanic for allegedly breaking into the house of the mother of Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff on July 11.
South West District Police chief Supt Hatta Md Zin said the mechanic, who lived in the same housing area in Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau, here, was arrested at noon yesterday.
“He was sleeping in a hammock near his house,” he told reporters today.
POLICE have released the image of a suspect believed to be involved with robbing a woman at Publika in Solaris Dutamas on July 24.
City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the image was obtained from the mall’s CCTV, near the lift area where the incident took place.
The Police defend their statistics! All their statistics are audited and verified by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia (PwC).
IGP: Our statistics are reliable. Check with us! Don’t trust social media sites.
IGP: Perception of crime rate should not be based on social media reports
Last updated on 1 August 2012 – 12:30pm
KUALA LUMPUR (July 31, 2012): People must not base their perception of crime based on data released via social media sites. Instead they should obtain such information or data from reliable and certified sources.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Ismail Omar said crime data reported in the social media was found to be data compiled from old crime statistics.
“Such data released in the social media pictures the country as a lawless nation although such data is actually old statistics.
“Before accepting such data as authentic, people must first check with the relevant authorities, especially the police, to ensure such information or data is true,” he told reporters after a breaking-of-fast ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters here today.
“Why must we release data that can picture Malaysia as a country that is not safe. I hope such irresponsible reports will not be released in social media channels,” he said.
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No tricks with police crime figures
All crime data and statistics generated within the PDRM system have been audited and verified by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia (PwC), says Bukit Aman.
No tricks with crime figures
In short, PDRM would like to assure and reassure the public that we do not resort to deceiving the public by playing tricks with the crime figures.
Obviously, such wild and unfounded assumptions are against the interest of the police to serve the rakyat better. All crime data and statistics generated within the PDRM system have been audited and verified by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia (PwC).
Therefore, all figures presented by PDRM are valid and reliable in accordance with the standards of the professional auditors and not something of our own creation.
Read Lim Teck Ghee’s article
How to combat growing crime
This is the third mafia-style attack in Sarawak. It happened in Miri. Even the Mayor has received a death threat!
- 31 Jul 2012
- The Star Sarawak
- By DIANA ROSE and STEPHEN THEN email@example.com
Another mafia-style killing
Businessman shot in his four-wheel drive vehicle dies on the road
MIRI: A brazen, gangland-style shooting on a busy road here left a businessman dead in his vehicle, sending shock waves in the city.
The killing, the third mafia-style attack reported in the state this year, took place when the 48-year old victim was driving along Jalan Permaisuri here at about 5.30pm yesterday.
The first shooting case was reported in Sibu in January when businessman Lau Leh Ing, 41, was shot dead as he was walking into his office in Sibu.
And in mid-July, businessman Ang Soon Heng, 30, who was shot in the head, while having breakfast with three friends in a coffeshop in Kuching, succumbed to his wounds days later.
Yesterday’s rush-hour incident while office workers were returning home, caused a massive traffic jam and shocked the normally peaceful city.
Miri police chief ACP Mun Kock Keong who was at the crime scene confirmed that the victim was a Chinese aged 48.
The victim, who was shot inside his four-wheel-drive vehicle, was believed to have died instantly from two gunshot wounds in the head and neck.
A few passers-by who claimed to have witnessed the incident said the victim was shot by two men on a motorcycle.
The victim is said to have owned several entertainment outlets and eateries in the city.
Mayor Lawrence Lai who was at the crime site was seen talking to ACP Mun.
Lai, who received a death threat last week via an SMS, looked clearly shaken by yesterday’s incident.
We want a safer Malaysia to raise our children for a better future.
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‘Mothers must speak out against crime’
PKR president Dr Wan Azizah launches Mothers Against Crime Facebook page to combat crime in the nation.
PETALING JAYA: PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has hopped unto the social media anti-crime bandwagon by launching a Facebook page – ‘Malaysian Mothers Against Crime’ – in her ongoing campaign against crime in the country.
Announcing the launch of the page at the PKR headquarters this morning, Wan Azizah told reporters that she, as worried mother and grandmother, wanted “mothers to speak out and display our solidarity to fight crime”.
“Let mothers speak out and display our solidarity to fight crime. We can start by showing that we are not the minority, that we are not a small number. The powers that be are only responding to statistics, so let’s build the numbers and present to them the feelings of millions of ordinary Malaysians.”
She said that the Facebook page was a place where the public, especially women, can voice out, offer support in the efforts to highlight crime and offer ideas to curb it. Sharing of pictures, news, and videos are also encouraged.
However, Wan Azizah was unable give an answer when questioned on whether PKR or Pakatan Rakyat was formulating a more concrete plan of action to combat crime.
A reporter also questioned the need for a new Facebook group, pointing out to her that there are at least three recent similar anti-crime pages – Malaysians Against Rape, Assault and SnatcH (Marah) Be Alert Stay Safe and Safer Malaysia.
To that, Wan Azizah stressed that she was “very concerned” and said that the more space to voice that concern, the effect would add up. “The more the merrier…. if we help each other with it.”
Despite high profile visits by government officials and police top brass to shopping malls, majority of shoppers who were interviewed by Malaysiakini felt the move did not allay their fear of crime.
Idi Yasmin Mazlan, 23, said she would prefer to see more security personnel in shopping malls and the recent spate of crime has caused her to worry for her safety.
“We need more security personnel, particularly to safeguard and protect females. There should also be parking lots just for women,” said the student.
Charice Tai, 23, dismissed the walkabout as a “mere visit” and it was unlikely to resolve the matter.
“Now there are even crime in the shopping mall’s toilet,” said the executive who works in a hotel.
She said the public have to be extra careful with their surroundings and people should carry a pepper spray as a precaution.
Civil servant Wan Mohd Afif Wan Sharkawi, 27, said shopping malls should provide police beat bases.
“We need police counters and patrols around the area because it would be more difficult for security guards to take action against criminals,” he said.
Deputy Home Minister Abu Seman Yusof said there were only nine cases of crimes in Kuala Lumpur shopping malls this year and the statistics do not support public perception that such areas are not safe.
“There are only nine cases this year in Kuala Lumpur involving shopping malls, which is a very low percentage of crime for KL,” he said at a press conference today.
“There are certain individuals who are trying to create a perception that the crime rate is not under control.”
It was recently reported that a series of robberies targeting women in parking basements of shopping malls had hit the headlines in the last few months, with at least two such incidences reported at The Curve and another at Mid Valley.
He called on the public not to continue spreading false rumours or exploit issues of crime.
“We feel that when it comes to public security and crime, we have to be responsible together, and not to take advantage.”
Datuk Billy Abit Joo is the Member of Parliament for the Hulu Rajang constituency in Sarawak, representing the Sarawak People’s Party (PRS) in the BN coalition.
The question is, “WHY DID HE HAVE SO MUCH CASH? RM190,000!”
Panic at Sibu boat terminal after MP loses gun, RM190,000 cash
SIBU, July 29 — The theft of a bag belonging to Datuk Billy Abit Joo caused pandemonium at the express boat terminal here, yesterday.
The BorneoPost Online reported that in response, police and personnel from Rela and the civil defence force descended en masse on the terminal mid-morning yesterday as the bag contained a loaded automatic pistol and RM190,000 in cash.
The Hulu Rajang MP….had left the bag unattended on the floor of a handphone shop that he was browsing.
The news portal said the bag was recovered within the hour following a tip-off from a member of the public.
It was discovered in a dustbin at Lembangan Walkway near Tanahmas Hotel with the money still inside.
Police told The BorneoPost that it is likely the thief had discarded the bag immediately upon finding the pistol inside.
As a result, the money, which was at the bottom of the bag in a yellow envelope, went undetected because he did not rifle through the rest of the bag’s contents.
Guan Eng: More ‘feel safe’ police action in Penang
PENANGITES can expect more umbrella beat bases and patrolmen on their streets when police beef up security in the state.
That was the outcome of the state security council meeting, held on Wednesday to tackle the number of criminal cases in the state including the death of snatch-theft victim Tan Kim Chuan, 60, and the burglary and assault of Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff ’s mother, two weeks ago.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the council and police had come up with concrete measures to intensify surveillance in public places by increasing the number of Ops Payung and patrols.
He said the measures were important to address the issue of public perception of crime in the state rather than being too dependent on statistics.
“Being safe does not require statistics, hence the need for intensified measures to ensure people really do feel safe,” he said.
At the meeting, Lim said outgoing state police chief Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob had given his assurance that he would continue monitoring the state with the same intensity.
Zero street crime in last 48 hours in Bangsar, say police
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — A crime prevention operation named “Ops Tawan” in Bangsar here clearly produced results as there was zero crime reported in the area in the past 48 hours.
Brickfields police chief ACP Wan Abd Bari Wan Abd Khalid said the operation started from the first day of Ramadan and involved 90 policemen from Bukit Aman and the Federal Reserve Unit.
He said since January, 23 street crimes such as snatch thefts, robbery, car thefts and burglaries had been reported.
Policeman almost stabbed during raid
KUALA TERENGGANU, July 28 — A policeman was nearly stabbed by a suspect who turned aggressive when a police team raided his home in Kampung Nibung here yesterday.
State CID chief ACP K. Manoharan said in the 11.10am incident, a team from the state police contingent headquarters raided the house of a suspect who they believed was active in motorcycle thefts in the state.
He said the suspect became aggressive when cornered and tried to stab a policeman who managed to ward off the attack before the suspect fled to the back of the house which was surrounded by police.
“As police closed in to arrest the suspect, he once again threatened police with a knife.
“Confronted with his aggressive stance, police fired two shots and one hit the suspect on the left thigh,” he told reporters today.
Five days, two robberies, one mall
TWO more shopping mall robbery cases have emerged, with both happening at Publika in Solaris Dutamas here.
Police are currently looking for four men believed to be involved in the robberies that took place within a span of five days.
In the latest incident on Tuesday afternoon, financial analyst Sinn Yi Chen, who is in her 20s, was exiting the lift at the Basement 7 car park when she was grabbed from behind by a Bangladeshi man.
Sinn, who posted her ordeal on Facebook, said she noticed the man inside the lift looking confused. She figured he was lost as the building layout was quite complicated with minimal signage.
After the man grabbed her, he dragged her towards the emergency staircase exit and snatched her purse.
Sinn said due to her panic, she clammed up at first but then started screaming loudly and tried to release herself.
“I felt he was losing his grip a little bit, so I managed to release myself, ran out of the staircase, saw a panic button outside the lift and started pressing it but no one came. I ran out to the parking lot and saw two workers doing some maintenance work and sought their help,” she wrote in her posting.
With bruises on her hand and leg, Sinn immediately went to the management office and reported the incident.
A police report was also lodged at the same time.
6 July 2012 | last updated at 08:47PM
Woman molested, robbed at shopping complex
KUALA LUMPUR: Another female executive was robbed and molested at the car park of the Publika Shopping Gallery in Solaris Dutamasa, here, on Tuesday, the second such incident reported at the complex in the past week.
The victim in this incident was a 26-year-old event management agency’s employee who was paying her parking ticket at a booth on Level B7 of the car park area at 3.45pm.
The woman, identified only as Lee was grabbed from behind before she was taken to an emergency staircase where she was groped by the suspect who then robbed of her Blackberry smart phone and RM150.
Her screams scared off the suspect, who was believed to be a Bangladeshi.
Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner Zakaria Pagan said the suspect was identified as a former worker of a restaurant in the complex. The restaurant had closed down recently.
Zakaria said initial investigations revealed that the suspect had followed the victim and took the same lift to the car park.
“We believe that this was a crime of opportunity. He saw that the victim was alone and decided to strike. We know who he is and are looking for him,” he said.
Police raided a hostel nearby and found that the suspect, in his 20s, had packed his things and left.
Meanwhile, the victim told the New Straits Times yesterday that she was initially wary of the man but kept calm as the suspect was formally dressed and did not look suspicious at all.
“When we exited the lift, he turned left towards the parking lot while I turned the other way to pay my parking fee.
“I felt relieved when he went the other way and thought nothing of it until he suddenly appeared and grabbed me from behind,” she said.
Lee said after struggling with the suspect, she ran from the staircase and pressed the emergency alarm button near the lift.
However, when no one turned up, she ran into the parking area where she found two technicians and related to them what had happened. They then contacted the security department.
Malacca state tourism, culture and heritage committee chairperson Latiff Tamby Chik suffered losses amounting to about RM200,000 when three robbers broke into his house at Jalan Datuk Palembang, Bukit Baru in Malacca on Tuesday.
Malacca CID chief ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said during the 11.45pm incident, the Teluk Mas state assemblyperson was at a nearby mosque for the terawih prayers while his wife at a neighbour’s house.
He added that the latest case was the third since the start of the fasting month (sixth day).
- Robbers break into Malacca exco member’s house
Bernama | 6:17PM Jul 26, 2012 | 7
From Jeyasingam Veluppillai
Robber in Sunway Pyramid Malls Washroom
by Sylvia Chew on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:04pm ·
Hi guys, this is what happened to me on 23rd July 2012 (Monday) and I want to share it out to everyone, especially girls.
We all know shopping malls carpark are not safe, but now, the WASHROOMS are not safe too!!!
I was back from college and I stopped by at Sunway Pyramid today.
I was holding my MacbookPro, my Iphone and my handbag.
It was 5:35pm and I wanted to go to the washroom. I went into the ladies washroom at LG floor, opposite MPH, alone.
When I walked to the washroom area, there was one guy (malay-looking, or indonesian, something like that) was sitting at the bench. I looked at him and he seemed like he’s waiting for someone, so I didnt think much and went into the washroom.
Then I chose a cubicle and I placed my laptop, my phone and my handbag on the desk-thing behind the toilet bowl.
The washroom was empty, it made me a lil bit worry. So i paid extra attention.
Then I walked out from the cubicle to get tissue outside. I was just being very slow since I was not urgent.
When I walked out from the cubicle, I saw the guy at the doorstep of the ladies from the mirror. He saw me too so he backed off. I thought he went into the wrong toilet so I din scream since he has already back off. Then I proceed to get my tissue. But I’ve started suspecting.
I have this habit that I’ll wipe the toilet bowl and place tissue on it only I’ll sit down, so I was slowly nicely placing the tissue. I haven’t taken off any garments on me yet.
Then I heard footsteps. I was worry. So I stopped placing the tissue, I stood there and I paid attention to the footsteps.
I heard the footsteps went into the cubicle next to me. It was not heels step. It was heavy flat shoes footsteps. Then I was still standing there because I was suspecting. (I cant be sure if it’s the toilet worker)
Suddenly, a hand appeared above me and it grabbed my handbag on the desk-thingy behind the toilet bowl. Then I saw the guy.
He had shoulder length hair, wearing brown/gray tshirt, long pants.
I was already paying attention so I roared at the guy and ran out to chase him.
He was scared maybe, so he dropped my bag on the floor and ran away.
I’m not sure if he took anything, so I ran out together with him wanted to chase him.
There was 3 witnesses outside the toilet. And they helped me to chase too.
The fail robber ran down the staircase behind the washrooms. Then I quickly went back into the washroom to check if anything of mine got stolen.
Thank God, as my phone and laptop was out of my bag, it was still there. And my bag was on the floor, purse is still inside.
I have only RM40 left inside my purse so I was not so worry about it. It’s just most importantly my phone and my laptop, and my ICs and license ( i hv no credit cards so it’s fine).
Everything of mine was not being stolen. And I was safe.
Then I clarified with the 3 witnesses and I quickly went to the customer service desk to report about this. Told the management the whole story and I guess they’re working harder with their mall security.
Just want to share this out to everyone because in Malaysia now, even just going to the washroom in shopping mall is not safe anymore.
Luckily I havent get my pants off as I was slowly cleaning the toilet bowl. If not, I wouldnt get to run out to chase the robber at the first second.
Especially to the girls, please be extra careful when you go to the washrooms, avoid entering it alone.
Please pay more attention to the people around the washroom before entering it.
If the washroom is empty, avoid entering.
And hope the shopping malls will pay more attention to the security, not only with the carparks, but also the washrooms.
I’m fine over here. Thank God for blessing.
And may God bless everyone else too.
Please be extra careful.
Selangor police today appealed to the victim of the failed snatch theft that allegedly occurred in the toilet of a Subang Jaya mall to come forward and lodge a police report.
“We urge the victim to lodge a police report because there is a (CCTV) picture of the suspect.
Sword-wielding trio rob convenience store
KUALA TERENGGANU, July 25 — Three masked men wielding swords struck a 24-hour convenience store in Jerteh, Besut yesterday and fled with cash and valuables worth about RM3,000.
State CID chief ACP K. Manoharan said today, initial investigations revealed the trio could have been involved in another hold-up involving a convenience store in Kelantan recently. — Bernama
By-laws intended to ensure the safety of women shoppers, including the provision of special parking spaces for them near mall entrances and with ample lighting, are to be enacted by the Selangor government.
This is response to a spate of violent attacks on women at shopping mall car parks and a memorandum urging the state government to take action, the state executive councillor in charge of women’s affairs, Rodziah Ismail, said today.
“The Selangor government as agreed with the local enforcement authorities to enact a by-law to ensure the safety of women, especially in public places such as shopping malls,” she said told a press conference.
The Batu Tiga assemblyperson added that the memorandum called for special parking spaces for women near mall entrances, with ample lighting and CCTV cameras, which she hoped would be considered when the local authorities drafted the by-law.
“We hope this by-law will create a conducive environment for women,” Rodziah said.
25 July 2012 | last updated at 09:34AM
Cinema staff nabbed following RM141,000 robbery.
PETALING JAYA: A 17-year-old cinema usher was arrested by police on Monday, hours after four masked men robbed the Golden Screen Cinema outlet at the Puchong IOI Mall of the weekend takings.
It is understood that the 17-year-old youth was later arrested when he turned up for work on Monday because he is believed to have purposely left the office door slightly ajar to allow the robbers access into the premises.
Robbers take RM141,000 from Golden Screen Cinemas at the IOI shopping centre in Puchong.
Robbers take Batman’s earnings
Last updated on 24 July 2012 – 10:09pm
PETALING JAYA (July 24, 2012: The latest Batman movie over the weekend drew not only moviegoers to a cinema in a shopping mall but also a gang of criminals.
Two assistant managers at the theatre were confronted by a gang of four parang-wielding robbers who skipped the show and went for the three-day takings of ticket sales amounting to RM141,000, most of it from the Batman, The Dark Knight Rises movie.
The crime occurred at the Golden Screen Cinemas at the IOI shopping centre in Puchong just past midnight on Tuesday. The assistant managers were counting part of the cash in the office when the robbers barged in.
They robbers held up the managers and also a cleaner who was tidying up the office and scooped up the cash before forcing the staff to open a safe vault where the rest of the cash was kept.
The gang fled after warning the cinema staff not to raise the alarm. It was all over in five minutes.
Why the police are IMPOTENT in dealing with growing crime
Written by Lim Teck Ghee
A few days ago a colleague sent me a copy of an email which read:
Though the government is denying it, we are seeing severe escalation of serious crime in the country. At lunch today, I learnt from a member of [respectable organization] that the xxxxxx Embassy is now holding briefings on crime and precautions. There is also a recent entry of some [foreign] crime groups. We are all living in fear….Most people would agree that the current crime rate is the worst we have ever seen. When victims lodge police report, often police will refuse the report as it affects their KPI.
There is a witticism which states that “there are lies, damn lies and statistics”.
A reminder of the close proximity between statistics and damn lies should be sent to Pemandu, the government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department which has staunchly defended statistics showing street crime has fallen by 40 percent in the past two years. According to Pemandu too, the country’s crime index fell by more than 10% between January and May this year – a claim which has drawn hoots of derision from readers in the internet media.
The truth is that our government friendly media are underreporting rather than over-reporting on crime and violence. Let’s be frank and admit that the official statistics on crime, especially petty crime, are unreliable.
Unlike the statistics collected by the Department of Statistics, police statistics are generated by front line personnel who have a vested interest in underreporting. Everyone knows that police personnel have every incentive to avoid extra work through understating crime incidence. They also do not want to give a bad name to the police district if they can help it. Under-recording of actual cases of crime is very much the norm in most police stations.
Tackling police impotency at the roots
We also have to tackle the problem of an ineffective police force – the Special Branch may be a lone exception – at its roots. In the past, these root causes may have something to do with small size of the force and poor pay. Today they are unacceptable as reasons to explain the relative inefficiency or impotency of the police.
According to United Nations survey, the Malaysia police force is a very large one compared with other countries at similar stages of development. The United Nations recommends a minimum police strength of 222 per 100,000 people. Our number is much higher than this. In 2000, we reported having 354 police per 100,000 people. By comparison in 2007, Singapore had 239 police officers per 100,000 people.
Our situation compares poorly with Singapore where there is zero tolerance of corruption in the police and civil service, the ordinary citizen is socialized (some would argue, regimented) to higher standards of civic norms, and ‘broken windows’ are mended unlike in Kuala Lumpur where not only the backstreets but also the main streets are littered with garbage, unrepaired pavements and other visible symptoms of urban decay and the indifference of the authorities.
Perhaps the most important root cause is the trend towards the political use of the police. Instead of focusing attention on fighting crime, our police are all too often ordered to perform political work aimed at suppressing the opposition and other opponents of the ruling government.
This politicization of the police force has become worse, with the recent massive police mobilization for the Bersih 3.0 demonstration serving as a prime example.
The government must recognize that the growing incidence of crime has political ramifications.
The more the government engages in spinning the crime statistics, the more it denies there are major problems with our police force, the more it orders the police to take political sides; the more the government is alienating itself from the public and inviting an electoral backlash.
It will be poetic justice if the politicization of our police force is one of the factors responsible for the Barisan Nasional’s downfall.
Dr Lim Teck Ghee is the director of Centre for Policy Initiatives
This is the fifth case involving patrons being attacked and robbed at shopping complexes in the past two months.
23 July 2012 | last updated at 01:28PM
Woman executive abducted and robbed
KUALA LUMPUR: A young female executive became the latest victim of shopping mall attacks after she was abducted in front of Publika, Solaris Dutamas, near here, on Friday.
The 25-year-old victim was attacked by three men who got out of a white BMW as she parked her Kia Forte, and alighted to go for a snack at 11pm.
She endured a terrifying experience as two of the men, armed with a knife, forced her back into her car and drove her to Templer’s Park in Rawang before leaving her there.
Watch the Malaysiakin video, Kuala Lumpur Safe?
Ministry to set up special panel for crime victims
KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein announced today the setting up of a special committee to handle victims of kidnap and violent crimes, particularly involving children and women.
He said the committee would comprise the police and non-governmental organisations which fit the ministry’s criteria, and be finalised at a meeting next week.
“We have identified issues such as kidnapping of children and crimes against women at shopping malls, which need to be addressed immediately to reduce the crime rate and reassure the public,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after chairing an hour-long meeting on the matter with Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh and all Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory police chiefs.
Free Malaysia Today
Crime rate soaring in Brickfields’
Residents at Scott Central Condominium said that the crime rate has surged in their area after the police moved their headquarters from Brickfields to Old Klang Road.
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the government’s dogged insistence that crime rate nationwide is dropping, residents in Brickfields, particularly around Scott Road areas, are saying otherwise.
According to the Scott Central condominium’s residents association, the situation has become unbearable.
Committee chairman P Subash said the crime rate has soared in his area since the Brickfields police headquarters was shifted to Old Klang Road.
“Although the Jalan Travers police station is located nearby, sometimes they refuse to take our reports and tell us to go Old Klang Road instead.
Can our police change?
Panellists at a forum say that the public, civil society and media can pressure PDRM to improve.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian police force can only change itself if there is strong political will and public pressure, according to panellists in a forum organised by an NGO recently.
Without external forces to push them, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) would never be able to detach itself from its political masters. Internally, it is incapable of reforming itself , they said.
The forum, entitled “Malaysian Police – Is Change Possible?”, was organised by Suaram.
It featured human rights lawyer M Visvanathan, Suhakam commissioner Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah, Parti Sosialis Malaysia secretary-general P Arutchelvan and an Indonesian activist Papang Hidayat (from KontraS).
“The police are still very defensive, especially the highest-ranking police officers. I can see that when Suhakam holds training sessions with them,” said Muhammad Sha’ani.
Hypermarkets urged to designate car parks for women
Last updated on 20 July 2012 – 06:37pm
AMPANG (July 20, 2012): The Pandan Women Coalition have urged hypermarkets nationwide to create specially-designated car parks for women.
Its chairman Lee Shok Jing told the press today the call was made following the case of an attempted robbery involving a woman and a child which was reported earlier this month.
Earlier, the coalition comprising of 20 women, submitted their memorandum on the matter to Tesco Extra hypermarket’s management here today.
The memorandum included the coalition’s proposal for hypermarkets to designate parking bays solely for women and prominently mark the areas with a “W” (for women).
86pc of cops busy with paperwork, spying activities, says DAP MP
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 ― Eighty-six per cent of the country’s crime busters are not fighting criminals but handling paperwork, “spying” activities and logistics, a DAP MP alleged today, citing figures from the Home Ministry in 2011.
Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong revealed in a statement here that as of January last year, there were six uniformed police officers in non-crime sectors to every one officer tasked to tackle crime.
“Barely 14 per cent of the uniformed police force is in crime-related departments,” he said, referring to the criminal investigation, narcotics and commercial crime investigation departments in the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP).
“Meanwhile, a whopping 86 per cent of police personnel belong to the non-crime related sectors (like) management, internal security and public order, logistics, Special Branch, and special task forces,” he added.
He noted that the criminal investigation department (CID) made up only eight per cent or 9,346 of the total 105,929 uniformed police force.
“This means six times as many policemen are tasked with non-crime related jobs, than those who are fighting crime. No wonder we feel unsafe,” he said.
Free Malaysia Today
Earn public’s trust, reveal full crime data
The DAP wants the government to make all crime statistics public or suffer the consequences.
KUALA LUMPUR: Detailed crime statistics, if made public, would help to inspire new confidence in the police, the DAP said today.
A failure to do so, however, warned DAP’s publicity chief Tony Pua, would only result in more public distrust against the police.
“We can take preventive action, avoid a road or place and take extra precautions [if we had more detailed crime statistics].
“We have to know the degree of safety in our areas, and I think it’s a right for the people to know how much crime is happening in our neighbourhood,” said Pua.
He denied that releasing detailed crime statistics – which are currently unavailable to the public – would create a panic.
“If you think it’s going to cause a panic, then you might as well hide all information, don’t tell anything. Then nobody knows better.
“But what that will create is the complete reverse of what [Home Minister] Hishammuddin [Hussein] is trying to achieve, [which is] wanting to raise the confidence of the police in fighting crime,” added the Petaling Jaya Utara MP.
The only way this was possible, Pua said, was through a complete disclosure of crime statistics according to respective districts.
Power of arrest for shopping mall auxiliary police
KUALA LUMPUR (July 20, 2012): Auxiliary police at shopping malls will be given the authority to arrest criminals before handing the culprits over to the police for further action.
Federal Police Director of Management Datuk Mortadza Nazarene said though they were given such power, they were not allowed to conduct interrogations or take violent action.
“The presence of the auxiliary police is one of the efforts to prevent crimes and reduce criminal cases at shopping malls,” he told reporters after closing the training programme for 97 trainees at the Police Training Centre (PULAPOL), here, today.
Bloggger: Pulau Tikus, Tanjung Tokong and Gurney Drive: Tourists frequent these places, and the houses in these areas are upmarket…
Police form rapid response team to curb crime
Last updated on 19 July 2012 – 09:16pm
GEORGE TOWN (July 19, 2012): Residents of Pulau Tikus, Tanjung Tokong and Gurney Drive here can sleep better as police are forming a rapid response team for the areas.
The move is a crime prevention programme titled “Know Your Neighbourhood Policemen”, a collaboration between the Pulau Tikus police station and the Barisan Nasional (BN).
Under the programme, the northeast area will be divided into 10 sectors with a rapid response team assigned to each.
Call cards bearing details and contact information will be distributed to the public.
|6:32PM Jul 19, 2012|
The cabinet got a slamming from DAP national adviser Lim Kit Siang today for setting up a special committee on Selangor’s water situation rather than one to eliminate crime.
The cabinet would be doing a better job by setting up a committee to investigate and address the increasingly palpable fear of crime in this country, Lim said in a statement.
“There is a very serious disconnect between the repeated assurances of a declining crime rate in the country by Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the police on one hand, and the lack of public confidence and credibility, even among foreign investors, on the other hand,” Lim said.
He was referring to a recent spate of crimes suffered by high profile figures, including the burglary at former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik’s house in Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, as well as a robbery of the home of Faizah Shuib, widow of former cabinet minister Megat Junid Megat Ayub.
Three men, believed to be Indonesians, entered Faizah’s house, tied her up and escaped with jewellery and watches worth a total of RM50,000.
Such high profile crime cases, Lim argued, indicated that fear of crime was steadily rising, despite Hishammuddin arguing that the recent spate of high profile crime cases was simply a matter of perception and not an indication of an increase crime rate.
“It is therefore most regrettable that the cabinet has failed to set up a committee on the crime situation and to investigate the government’s failure to deliver to Malaysians their right to be free of crime and from the fear of crime,” he said.
Hishammuddin admits need to calm public fears about crime
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today the public’s “perception” of security is more important than the actual crime rate as he attempted to calm growing public scepticism about the government’s persistent claims that incidents of crime had fallen.
“For me, what is most important is not so much even the index; the perception, the feeling of the public is all important,” said the home minister in a press conference.
He was asked to comment on whether the government’s crime statistics reflect the actual situation on the ground.
PEMANDU, Putrajaya’s efficiency unit tasked with helping the police reduce crime under its Government Transformation Programme (GTP), has staunchly defended statistics showing street crime has fallen by 40 per cent in the past two years despite a recent spate of high-profile kidnappings and assaults.
But PEMANDU and the government have come under attack from the public and opposition politicians for treating the issue as a perception problem.
Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today pledged to address public perception on crime, saying that this is “all important”.
“For me, what is most important is not so much the (crime) index. The perception and the feeling of the public is all important.
“We have achieved a lot but if it has not achieved the expected reduction in the feeling of fear by the public, then more needs to be done and we will do it,” he said told reporters today.
Hishammuddin had earlier dismissed claims that crime was on the rise, arguing that the police crime index had shown a downtrend.
Instead, he had then blamed public perception for fuelling escalating fear of crime.
From email friend
Dear all, please be aware when you are at outside, no matter where you are, especially at the parking inside the mall.
This incident happened on 16/7/2012 which is yesterday night around 10pm at 1 Utama Shopping Center, old wing LG floor car park. An old man got punch by a malay guy, and he got robbed. There is no security guard around at all, and we cant even find a security guard that time. After reaching of the security guard, they want us to stop taking photo and keep chasing us leave, they are trying to cover up the issue.
And the best thing is, when I call 999, I got scolded by the police =.= “eh! cakap melayu, cakap melayu…” Excuse me sir, I know malay, I’m just kinda panic at the moment because I’m used to speak english most of the time. And it take almost half an hour for them to come over. There is a police station at Taman Tun right? Why took so long? What if people dying? This is seriously unacceptable.
Please share this to all of your friends, love one, family, strangers.. Nowadays no matter shopping complex, or wherever are no longer safe, we gotta take extra care to our self, must be extreme alert when we are at outside.
Seventh mall attack, this time elderly man is victim
A 69-YEAR-OLD businessman has become the seventh victim of attacks at shopping malls in the Klang Valley — raising worries about safety at such establishments, especially in car parks, despite measures to beef up security there.
The latest case involving an assault and attempted robbery at the car park in One Utama here went viral after a witness posted photographs of the victim and an account of the incident that occurred at 10pm on Monday.
Break-in at home of Megat Junid’s widow
PETALING JAYA, July 18 — The home of Puan Sri Faizah Shuib, the widow of Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayob, at No. 2, Jalan SS7/3 Kelana Jaya here was broken into early today, with losses estimated at RM50,000.
Petaling Jaya District police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said Faizah, 67, who was Megat Junid’s first wife, and an Indonesian maid were sleeping in their respective rooms when three men broke into the house at about 5.40am.
He said the three men, believed to be Indonesians, had earlier tied up a security guard at the house before breaking into the premises.
“The suspects, wearing masks and armed with a cutter and screwdriver, then tied Faizah and ransacked the house before fleeing with Faizah’s belongings, including jewellery, worth RM50,000,” he told reporters at the scene today. — Bernama
Top Cop remains adamant: crime statistics are reliable
18 July 2012 | last updated at 01:38AM
Crime data accurate, says top cop
KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday defended the accuracy of the crime data, citing external validations conducted independently.
The crime data had come under scrutiny by several quarters, who claimed the numbers were doctored. They based that assumption on the number of crimes highlighted daily in the media and social networks.
Read more: Crime data accurate, says top cop – Top News – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/top-news/crime-data-accurate-says-top-cop-1.109130##ixzz211SA4QZE
Muhibbah Gang busted
SHAH ALAM (July 17, 2012): A multi-racial gang behind housebreakings and robbery in several states was busted by Selangor police with the arrest of seven suspects including a woman in two separate operations.
Police who named them the “Muhibbah Gang” said the suspects are responsible for at least 23 robbery cases reported in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Perak and Malacca.
Selangor police chief DCP Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said on July 4 at about 2,30pm, police received an alert call of a robbery in progress at a house in Taman Desa Jaya, Klang.
He said detectives deployed to the area spotted a Toyota Estima parked outside the house with a suspect at the wheel. He said police laid an ambush and found two other suspects holding up a couple with parangs and ransacking the house.
Tun Hisan said all three men aged between 22 and 31 were caught and police recovered an array of offensive weapons, house-breaking tools and stolen goods.
He said the car which was fitted with false registration plates was reported stolen at Pandan Indah.
He said checks showed youngest suspect was recently released from a reform school while another suspect aged 27 had 15 previous criminal records and was freed from detention under preventive law months earlier.
Elderly Singaporean loses car, documents in burglary
MALACCA, July 16 — A Singaporean lost more than RM10,000 as well as important documents such as his land title, house deed and investment certificates, when his house at Taman Sutera, Section 2 Baru Berendam here was broken into.
Rahim Baba, 80, who resides in Singapore, said he discovered the break-in when he returned to the house at about 2.30pm yesterday.
The government retiree said he would return to the house at Taman Sutera every month to settle the electricity and water bills.
“When I arrived home, I found my car, which was parked under the garage, missing, and the house ransacked,” he added.
16 July 2012 | last updated at 06:14PM
Two friends charged with gang robbery
PETALING JAYA — Two friends pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to robbing a project manager in Puchong on July 5.
Lorry attendant Muhammad Alif Zainuddin, 21, J.Rueben Jeyanath, 18, a student from Sunway and two others still at large were charged with robbing Chua Su Yeak, 32, of her car, RM250 in cash, a mobile phone and laptop.
Police arrest “Mat Despatch” who robbed convenience stores
POLICE early yesterday arrested a “Mat Despatch” who is believed to have robbed several 24-hour convenience stores in the northeast district here.
District police chief, ACP Gan Kong Meng said the 23-year-old despatch rider was nabbed on Sunday at 1am in Sungai Nibong while riding a motorcycle.
“Policemen on patrol in the Sungai Nibong area saw him behaving suspiciously and upon inspection, believed he was involved in several robbery cases at 24-hour convenience stores,” he told a news conference, here, today.
He said following the suspect’s arrest, police raided his house in Sungai Pinang and found items believed to be used to commit robbery including four knives and a screwdriver, as well as 10 packets of cigarettes, a black bag and 10 Erimin 5 pills.
“Our investigation found that the suspect, a bachelor, had robbed seven 24-hour convenience stores since June with losses incurred by the stores amounting to RM14,148,” said Gan.
Schoolboys and schoolgirls in UK who take O-Level sociology learn the following basics about official crime statistics – official crime statistics are not reliable indicators of the extent of crime in the community.
Anthony Giddens, probably Britain’s foremost sociologist, in his textbook says: “Statistics about crime and delinquency are probably the least reliable of all officially published figures on social issues.”
Official crime statistics are not reliable for many reasons:
Many crimes are not reported to the police. There are various reasons for this e.g. the victim feels the crime is too trivial, or does not think it will be solved anyway, so does not want to waste time. Or he/she does not trust the police or fears repercussions.
Certain crimes are very personal: in some places in the US up to 90 percent of rapes do not get reported.
Female crime is under-represented in the official crime statistics because of leniency toward female offenders and some crimes committed by females are neglected e.g. prostitution.
Many white collar and corporate crimes go unrecorded by the police. Such crimes are complicated to investigate and prosecute and the criminals have the power to protect themselves.
Many of these crimes are “solved” quietly within the company to avoid bad publicity.
Bribes to the police result in many crime reports not seeing the light of day.
The official crime statistics are compiled by the police department so can be doctored to make it look the way they want.
Some crimes, even when reported, don’t go into the statistics e.g. 10 houses on the same street are burgled but they can be recorded as one crime or a wife-beating case is dismissed as a domestic squabble.
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SAFER MALAYSIA is a month-old citizen group
Citizen group seeks crime solution, detailed figures
KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — A citizen group wants to offer suggestions to and work with the government instead of merely complaining about the crime rate in Malaysia, as the public becomes increasingly concerned about their safety.
Calling themselves “Safer Malaysia”, the month-old group said today it also wants the government to disclose a detailed breakdown of crime statistics.
“We want the Home Ministry to not deny it (crime) is happening,” said Richard Wee, a spokesman for Safer Malaysia, at the group’s first gathering in Damansara Utama, which saw a turnout of around 15 people.
“If crime is going down, why don’t you just release the figures to us?” said Yip Huen Weng, who is also a spokesman for the fledgling movement.
He said this in reference to PEMANDU, the government’s efficiency unit, which has also been tasked with helping to reduce the country’s crime rate.
“The government keeps focusing on ‘perception’ and ‘impression’, but at the end of the day, do Malaysians feel safe?”
Yip added that they are doing a study on how “statistics can be manipulated” and how the government could “shift the goalposts” to show that the crime rate has gone down.
Safer Malaysia say they are still drafting a memorandum containing suggestions on ways to combat crime, which they will present to the government, in the hope that this will lead to a dialogue.
The group stressed that they are non-political and said they plan to hold a candlelight vigil on August 1 at Bandar Utama Central Park.
Safer Malaysia, which wants to be “an initiative to push for reforms” and make law enforcement more effective, currently has 318 “likes” on its Facebook page.
Another non-political group, “Malaysians Against Rape, Assault and Snatch” (MARAH), which also campaigns for public safety, recently started an online petition with a target of 100,000 signatures.
A new public security pressure group announced it will produce documents exposing the government’s manipulation of crime indices, as part of its agenda to battle surging crime.
Formed by a group of lawyers, NGO activists and concerned citizens, Safer Malaysia aims to engage various stakeholders, including the authorities, to provide solutions on how to make Malaysia a safer place, said lawyer Richard Wee who spearheads the project.
However, to achieve this, the authorities need to admit shortcomings in the current crime busting and prosecution system, Wee added.
At the group’s first gathering at a restaurant in Petaling Jaya today, lawyer Yip Huen Weng said the upcoming exposure of documents will shed light on how the government’s crime rate statistics had been arrived at.
PEMANDU vs Police: Who is not telling the truth? PM must respond – Gobind
Written by Gobind Singh Deo
Tan Sri Musa Hassan has put the Najib administration to great embarrassment by openly accusing ‘the authorities of hiding facts from the public over the country’s crime rate’.
This is scandalous, a most serious accusation to make. It strikes at the very heart of the ongoing controversy as to whether or not crime rates have dropped.
We are entitled to an explanation. Dato Seri Najib must tell us. Is what Tan Sri Musa saying true? If so, why have we been taken for a ride?
Tan Sri Musa is further quoted as saying ‘there is no need to mask crime figures’. This, again, is a most serious allegation. Is this true?
BIG Question mark
The credibility of PEMANDU is now seriously in question. The government cannot sit back and remain quiet.
Apart from Tan Sri Musa, we also have Selangor Deputy chief of Police, Datuk A. Thaiveegan acknowledging a spike in crime statistics saying that the repeal of the Emergency Ordinance may have caused the surge.
So we seem to have statistics saying one thing and the police saying another. Which is which?
Perhaps the government should consider accepting the proposal by Tan Sri Musa to appoint an ‘independent’ third party to review the findings of PEMANDU, and re check the country’s crime rate.
All in all, it boils down to the fact that the assurances and reassurances given to us by the government that crime is under check is not altogether true.
This is totally unacceptable.
Gobind Singh Deo
Saturday July 14, 2012
Hostage drama at gems shop
By S. ARULLDAS
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Three armed robbers held a woman hostage before escaping with jewellery worth RM3mil in a daring heist which lasted less than seven minutes at a busy hypermarket in Seberang Jaya near here.
The robbers entered the jewellery shop located on the first-floor of the hypermarket on the pretext of buying gold chains for their wives at 2.10pm.
While the salesgirls were displaying the jewellery, the three suddenly whipped out their guns and shouted “This is a robbery” in Hokkien.
They then ordered the salesgirls to take out the jewellery trays from the showcase and place them in their bags.
State deputy CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Nasir Salleh, who was at the scene later, said the robbers then held a salesgirl hostage.
“They dragged her to the ground floor before escaping on two motorcycles where their accomplices were waiting.
“The salesgirl is still traumatised,” he added.
Other reports on crime:
Bike thefts, sexual assault top car park crimes list
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said this was followed by 44 cases of sexual violations, robbery without firearms (10) and eight case of snatch theft.
“From January to June this year, there were 54 cases of motorcycle thefts, 17 cases of sexual violation, six cases of robbery without firearms and four cases of snatch thefts,” he told reporters after a dialogue session with representatives of Complexes Management Association (PPK) at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre here today.
The dialogue session was attended by more than 300 PPK members who discussed the issue of security at shopping centres and the measures taken to reduce crimes.
PM challenged to explain discrepancy in crime stats
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Putrajaya should seriously consider roping in an impartial third party to present the country’s real crime situation which is now under doubt, an opposition lawmaker said today.
“Tan Sri Musa Hassan has put the Najib administration to great embarrassment by openly accusing the authorities of ‘hiding facts’ from the public over the country’s crime rate,” Gobind Singh Deo, the DAP MP for Puchong said in a statement, referring to the former Inspector-General of Police’s remarks to The Malaysian Insider published today.
The retired policeman had urged the federal government not to mask crime figures, pointing out that if crime was not on the rise, top-ranking officials and ministers would not need to hire bodyguards as the home minister, the current IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar and the government’s efficiency unit, PEMANDU, were put on the defensive over a recent spate of high-profile reports of kidnappings, assaults and robberies in public areas and in broad daylight.
Musa had also suggested the government appoint a third party to conduct an independent review of the country’s crime rate and produce its own statistics, saying that he had roped in Universiti Sains Malaysia researchers to prepare crime statistics during his four years in office as IGP. He was succeeded by Ismail on September 13, 2010.
Ex-IGP says crime on the rise, refutes official statistics
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has accused the authorities of hiding facts from the public over the country’s crime rate, claiming that public security has now reached a “worrying stage”.
In an interview with The Malaysian Insider, Musa told the government that there was no need to mask crime figures, pointing out that if crime was not on the rise, top-ranking officials and ministers would not need to hire bodyguards.
“The public needs to know the truth, there is no need to hide when it comes to crime. When I was the IGP, I always spoke about rising crime,” he pointed out in the interview yesterday.
DAP-governed Penang acts
State moves to address public safety jitters
ALARMED over a spate of violent crimes, including attacks on women and senior citizens, the Penang government will strategise counter-strikes against criminals to settle jitters among the public.
The first step towards this worrying state of public security will be an emergency meeting between the police and state officials, today.
The importance of the discussion has prompted Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Police Officer Datuk Wira Ayub and all state executive councillors to attend and provide their input.
Four nabbed minutes after robbery
TWO former Emergency Ordinance (EO) detainees were nabbed minutes after they robbed four people who were walking out of a 24-hour fast food restaurant at Jalan Raja Muda, here on Wednesday.
Both suspects, aged 22 and 24, have been detained under EO for car theft and robbery last year.
They were released in March.
Brave but vain words in the City of Criminals!
- 13 Jul 2012
- Metro South & East
We will keep Johor safe
Johor not a crime haven
Police assures to continuously fight crime
I urge citizens from the island republic not to label Johor as a crime haven. They should not be afraid to come here for business or leisure.
— DCP DATUK MOHD MOKHTAR MOHD SHARIFF
JOHOR BARU: Police had detained 135 Singaporeans for drug-related offences in the past three years.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said that for the first six months of 2012, 20 Singaporeans were arrested.
“We found that 12 cases involved drug abuse, while six other dealt with possession and two people were nailed for drug trafficking.”
He added that 53 Singaporeans were detained for drug offences last year, while 62 were detained for similar offences in 2010.
Commenting on Singapore citizens as crime victims, DCP Mohd Mokhtar said an average of one Singaporean is a crime victim in the state daily.
“Last year alone, 400 crime cases involving Singaporeans were recorded in the state.
“For the first six months of this year, a total of 216 crime cases were related to Singaporeans.
“Most cases were property crimes such as motorcycle theft and robbery,” he added.
DCP Mohd Mokhtar said some 26 cases of violent crimes were reported from January to June this year.
Of the lot, 17 cases were related to gangrobbery.
He added that some 53 Singaporean criminals were also nabbed in Johor last year.
In relation to the issue, DCP Mohd Mokhtar urged citizens from the island republic not to label Johor as a crime haven and assured them that the police are working hard to fight crime.
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Rela to be stationed at shopping malls to curb crimes
APART from installing closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at shopping centres, especially at car parks, members of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) will also be stationed at such places to curb crimes, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said it was a new approach to save costs as to train policemen for all crimes and placing existing policemen at all locations nationwide would be impossible.
“It is a win-win situation. It is about positioning people, not necessarily people who are going to enforce the law but just to be our eyes and ears, and to help the malls, shops and parking areas.
“They (the owners) have to be confident and allow them (the volunteers) to be there because these are private properties and it is important for them to work with us,” he told reporters here today.
Hishammuddin said for the purpose, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar would be holding a discussion with private groups including shopping centre owners and at locations feared by the people.
Hishammuddin said the joint patrol between police and army would also be expanded in stages when the people accepted and were comfortable with the matter.
It’s ‘feel safe’ that matters
Last updated on 12 July 2012 – 09:22pm
GEORGE TOWN (July 12, 2012): There is no point publicising the reduction in crime rate when the people do not feel safe.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that under the circumstances it was meaningless to give statistics to prove improvement in the crime rate.
He urged those who were in charge of safety and security in the country to ensure the safety of the public as well as provide a sense of security.
“The federal government needs to make sure that the people feel safe; just saying that the crime rate has gone down is pointless,” he said at a press conference today.
Lim’s call came after two cases were highlighted in Penang in which a widow was killed in a snatch theft and the robbery involving the mother to Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff.
Where are the good Samaritans?
Last updated on 11 July 2012 – 10:14pm
GEORGE TOWN (July 11, 2012): Closed-circuit television (CCTV) shots on social sharing sites showing a snatch theft victim lying unconscious and unaided on the road of a housing block on Tuesday have sparked outrage among netizens over the apathy of passers-by.
The collage of shots widely shared on Facebook has prompted various comments from users, with some expressing disbelief at the callousness of the public and others saying the cold response was a sign of the times.
The pictures showed Tan Kim Chuan walking alone near Block J of the Rifle Range flats in Jalan Padang Tembak about 6.02am on Tuesday when her handbag was snatched by a motorcyclist.
She fell and hit her head on the road but no one came to her aid for more than five minutes despite the recording showing 10 people walking by.
Eventually, a passer-by notified the authorities and she was taken to the Penang Hospital but succumbed to her injuries at 3.45pm the same day.
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See what happened to weehingthong recently! He got inside his compound just in time…
I am of the tragic but true opinion that Malaysia is overrun by a group of criminals that is why crime is on the increase.
There must be a network of criminals working together with some powerful people otherwise how come the police cannot catch all those crooks?
It is a blatant lie to claim crime has been reduced by a whopping 26 percent when day in and day out we read of some crime being committed somewhere in the country.
And now some idiot is trying to hypothesise that the ending of the emergency ordinance is the cause of the increase in crime.
They cannot make up their minds and their ideas are self-contradictory.
If crime is on the decrease then why say the repeal of the emergency ordinance has resulted in more crime?
This is the result of trying to lie too often.
Many crimes go unreported.
There have been allegations that a top police officer was in cahoots with criminals not long ago and it is not unknown of police who collude with criminals to make money on the side.
Who can say such corruption is not taking place today?
Top politicians are among the criminals and some have been charged and convicted while others are still basking in the glory of their ill-gotten gains and boast of a string of overseas properties that even some of the country’s serious full time developers cannot match.
Yet nothing is done by the Anti-Corruption Agency to nab those criminals in high office.
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MORE POSITIVE STATISTICS FROM PEMANDU!
PEMANDU: Crime dropped 10.1pc from January to May
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — PEMANDU sought today to allay rising fears over the recent spate of violent crime cases, releasing fresh statistics that show the country’s index crime dipped by 10.1 per cent from January to May this year.
Pointing out that figures negate the current perception on crime, PEMANDU “Reducing Crime NKRA” director Eugene Teh appealed to the public to be “fair” to the police force and give its officers due recognition for their efforts.
“At the end of the day, the police are also humans. To be honest with you, they have been subjected to a lot of stress, whether from the ministry, the prime minister or the press.
“So if you recognise the effort, why not give them due recognition,” he told a media briefing here.
He said the country’s 115,000 police personnel were Malaysia’s “only option” to reduce crime in the country.
“At the end of the day, we are the beneficiaries,” he pointed out.
According to figures released today, index crime dropped 10.1 per cent to 63,221 cases between January and May this year from the 70,343 cases recorded in the corresponding period last year.
Street crimes dropped 43 per cent to 9,287 cases in the same period, down from 16,294 cases recorded in 2009.
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Hisham: More steps to cut crime on the way
KUALA LUMPUR-New initiatives are in the pipeline to combat crime even as the crime index has dropped 11 per cent in the past two years.
The initiatives, which are to address the current security concerns of the people, will be launched soon.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, in a text message to the New Straits Times yesterday, said despite the fact that Malaysia was on the right track in reducing crime, the ministry and the police were not going to be complacent.
Part of his text message read: “As a father and also the minister responsible for the country’s security, I am aware of the growing concern among Malaysians. I truly understand their fear of becoming a victim of crime.”
Hishammuddin said he was satisfied with the ministry and police’s performances in reducing the crime rate.
“I share the same concern with the rakyat on security issues.
“There will be more initiatives coming.
“The government is very committed to making Malaysia a safe place.
New Straits Times
|3:02PM Jul 12, 2012|
A couple has spent six consecutive nights in their car after being harassed and robbed in their flat, fearing the perpetrator’s return.
According to the China Press, Haslim, a marketing manager, had just moved into a low-cost unit in Pandan, Selangor on Jul 1 with his wife and daughter.
Their nightmare began three days later when a knife-wielding robber broke into their new home in the wee hours.
During the incident, Haslim’s daughter was attacked in her room, leaving her with a wound to the neck.
A police report was filed the same day and a second lodged on Jul 6 but the nightmare did not end there.
On Jul 9, Haslim found that the house wooden door open with signs of an attempted break-in.
CRIME REPORTS IN THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER
Expats worried about crime in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA, July 11 — The recent spate of crime is causing expatriates to fear for their safety and could impact Malaysia’s efforts to attract talent to deal with its skills shortage, a senior human resource manager with a major multinational told a conference here today.
This comes after a string of high-profile crimes — including the kidnapping of 12-year old Nayati Moodliar, the son of a Dutch expatriate that made international headlines — were committed in the last few months, sparking heated debates over public safety.
“When I talk to expats in Shell, there is a growing insecurity with regards to safety,” said Darrel Devan Lourdes, country human resource manager for Shell Malaysia, at a conference on human resources here.
He noted that the living environment was an issue that Malaysia, which is trying to graduate to developed nation status, needed to address as part of its initiative to shore up its talent base.
“Talent will stay in Malaysia if it’s liveable,” he said.
Lourdes said later at the sidelines of the conference that whether the fears were based on perception or reality was up for debate, but the sense of “insecurity” among expatriates was undeniable.
Two snatch thieves sought over death of widow
GEORGE TOWN, July 11 — The police are on the trail of two snatch thieves who caused the death of a widow while committing the crime near the Rifle Range flats here yesterday.
In the incident, Tan Kim Chuan, 60, was walking alone along a road near Block J of the flats when her handbag was snatched, causing her to be dragged for several metres.
Following the incident which occurred about 6am, Tan, who sustained head injuries, was sent to the Penang Hospital where she underwent an operation.
She was pronounced dead about 4pm.
MP’s mom robbed at home, joins list of high-profile crimes
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The mother of a Penang federal lawmaker was robbed at knifepoint in a pre-dawn home invasion in George Town this morning, The Star reported on its website today.
According to the newspaper, Fatimah Ahmad — the mother of Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff — was awoken by an armed burglar demanding cash and valuables from her.
The 73-year-old woman, who was alone in the home at the time, was also reportedly hit in the face during the incident, in which she reported losses amounting to RM3,000.
Fatimah later made a police report at 6.30am.
Today’s robbery joins a recent high-profile crime cases that has struck fear into the hearts of Malaysians, including a break-in at the home of former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik in Kuala Lumpur; an ATM robbery in Carrefour, Wangsa Maju that saw about RM1.2 million in cash carted away; and the recent carjacking and kidnapping of a Singaporean family in Johor.
These were preceded by the kidnapping of a 12-year-old Dutch schoolboy in Mont Kiara, and a vicious robbery-and-assault on a schoolteacher that required the victim to be put into an induced coma due to the severity of her wounds.
Yesterday, three men attempted to break into the home of Research for Social Advancement (Refsa) researcher Ong Kian Ming in broad daylight. They left after threatening the scholar, who was home at the time.
The authorities have sought to play down citizens’ concerns over crime, saying crime rate statistics do not support the perception.
Police detain bus hijackers
Last updated on 10 July 2012 – 06:54pm
IPOH (July 10, 2012): Police have detained four men, believed to be responsible for last Thursday’s hijack of a bus belonging to Perak Transit Sdn Bhd in front of a restaurant at Medan Kidd here.
Ipoh district police chief ACP Azisman Alias said the suspects, aged between 26 and 28, were also believed to have injured the bus driver.
Preliminary police investigations found that the motive of the hijack was due to a misunderstanding, he said, adding that police were still investigating the case and the four suspects would be in remand until July 15 for investigation.
- 7 Jul 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- By ISABELLE LAI firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Be alert and stay safe’
Smash-grab victim takes to the Internet to spread message of vigilance
I’m so tired of people just talking about it. I’m very angry at what’s happening and Malaysians need to stop talking and take action. — LING
PETALING JAYA: A vehicle smashand-grab victim has set up a website called Be Alert Stay Safe to spread the message of vigilance.
The website, http://www.bealertstaysafe.tumblr.com, features stories from victims as well as those who witness similar incidents.
Ling (who only wants to be known by her first name) said: “I’m so tired of people just talking about it. I’m very angry at what’s happening and Malaysians need to stop talking and take action.”
She had lost her laptop and six months’ worth of dissertation research in an instant when the assailants smashed her car during a traffic jam.
The ratings are based on 10 questions, including whether there were CCTVs, active security guard patrolling, buggy services and panic buttons installed.
- 7 Jul 2012
- The Star Malaysia
Cops look into ways to curb crime at malls
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will adapt strategies to secure shopping malls and hypermarkets in view of a growing number of attacks on women at these places.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said police were analysing crimes in the country and looking for new ways to apprehend the culprits.
“We will be meeting with the Malaysian Association for Shopping and High-Rise Complex Management to address these matters,” he told reporters after launching a gotong-royong in Bukit Aman yesterday.
Friday July 6, 2012
Another woman attacked in car park
By AUSTIN CAMOENS and NICHOLAS CHENG
KUALA LUMPUR: Another woman has been brutally attacked in broad daylight at a car park near a hypermarket here.
Nooralida M. Noor was getting into her car at a shopping centre at around 2.50pm on Tuesday when a man forcibly entered her car and slashed her left arm and neck.
Although she fought back and tried shouting, the man pinned her down and warned her “not to be stupid”, she said in her Facebook account.
The commotion attracted the attentions of another woman and her son. The attacker then panicked and fled.
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THE MALAY MAIL, Thurs 5 June 2012
A WOMAN was found murdered and dumped by her assailants near a metal storage facility in Batu 2 Rawang today.
FOUR youths waylaid and assaulted a bus driver who was ferrying five school pupils, before hijacking the vehicle in Jalan Lim Boon Seng here today.
This report comes from the NST, Thurs 5 June 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Police last night arrested an unemployed man who tried to steal money from an automated teller machine (ATM) by smashing its glass screen in Bandar Baru Rawang, early yesterday.
The Government wants the news media to report police success stories in nabbing criminals, so here is the NST, owned by UMNO, co-operating…
WITH 5 REPORTS ON THE SAME DATE, 4 JULY 2012!!!
But why are there so many crimes to be solved?
4 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 10:23PM
Police nab duo linked to 20 robberies in Klang Valley
4 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 10:08PM
10 men arrested with heroin worth RM60,000
04 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 09:05PM
Man detained for pointing pistol at policeman
4 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 08:56PM
Taxi driver detained on suspicion of robbing American woman
04 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 09:03PM
Office assistant charged with robbing moneychanger
No, you’re not safe even outside the JB Police HQ!!!
Wednesday July 4, 2012
Daring heist outside JB police
By DESIREE TRESA GASPER
JOHOR BARU: In a daring heist just outside the Johor police headquarters, a group of armed men smashed the windows of a car and grabbed a bag said to contain RM100,000.
“It all happened quite fast,” said a worker of a nearby salon who saw the dramatic robbery at Jalan Harimau Tarom at about 10.15am yesterday
CRIME ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!
LATEST 3rd July 2012
More ‘favourable’ figures from Sarawak!
Tuesday July 3, 2012 MYT 12:43:09 PM
Sarawak registers 12% drop in crime for first half of 2012
KUCHING: The state recorded a healthy 12% drop in crime rate for the first half of the year, said Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
He said from January to June this year, the crime index registered 5,043 cases compared with 5,702 for the same period last year, a reduction of 659 cases.
Tuesday July 3, 2012 MYT 2:40:00 PM
Moneychanger robbed of RM100,000 in daring heist
By DESIREE TRESA GASPER
JOHOR BARU: A moneychanger was robbed following a daring heist by a group of armed robbers just opposite the state police headquarters here.
According to a nearby saloon employee, who wanted to be known only as Joyce, 35, the robbers had used two vehicles to carry out the robbery at around 10.15am along Jalan Harimau Tarom on Tuesday.
“One vehicle (a purple Proton Persona) quickly drove up behind the Honda Stream that was driven by two employees from the money changer.
Tuesday July 3, 2012 MYT 8:44:00 PM
Special police team probes RM1.17mil ATM heist
KUALA LUMPUR: A special team has been set up to investigate the RM1.17mil heist from four automated teller machines (ATM) at a Carrefour hypermarket in Wangsa Maju here on Sunday.
The team is headed by City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah.
City police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the police had identified several suspects from a closed-circuit TV footage at the hypermarket.
“We will record statements from those concerned, the security guards, and the bank and staff filling the machines with money,” he told a news conference.
03 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 08:34PM
Four police imposters robbed motorist of RM65,000
SUNGAI PETANI: Four men posing as police detectives robbed a 26-year old man of RM65,000 worth of cash and belongings in Pekan Baru here today.
03 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 04:28PM
Six held for stealing 18 cars
JOHOR BHARU: The police have arrested six men in Taman Molek and Taman Johor Jaya for allegedly stealing 18 vehicles in Shah Alam, Selangor and here.
3 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 08:58PM
Aziz Botak Gang of burglars busted
JASIN: The police busted the Azizi Botak Gang, which was made up of four teenagers, one day after it broke into a mobile phone shop in Merlimau here, last Friday
03 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 06:36PM
‘Gun-for hire’ Rela man held
KUANTAN: A People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) member was arrested by police in Taman Gambang Damai here last night on suspicion that he is hiring out a firearm at RM500 at a time.
Fight crime instead of spying on Malaysians, PKR tells cops
PETALING JAYA, July 3 — PKR today demanded the government redirect the police Special Branch towards fighting crime instead of spying on the public, citing parliamentary papers which showed that in 2010, the unit had used its manpower to produce reports on the activities of more than 700,000 Malaysians.
Party president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail pointed to the alarming rise in crime occurring across the Klang Valley recently, warning that criminals now appear more desperate and daring than before.
To tackle the issue, she said, the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) must get its policing activities in order.
“We ask the government to stop spying on its citizens and instead direct the Special Branch to focus on apprehending criminals,” Dr Wan Azizah suggested at a press conference here
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Egyptian man held over RM1.17m ATM heist
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — An Egyptian man has been detained to help police investigate the RM1.17 million heist from four automated teller machines (ATM) at the Carrefour hypermarket in Wangsa Maju yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said the man, 31, was detained at 10am today at his workplace in one of the shops in the hypermarket.
“Forensic examination by police found that the ATM heist was committed by six people with expertise to break open ATMs,” he told reporters here today.
Initial investigation showed that it was well planned as they entered via the unguarded back door of the hypermarket made from plywood.
Footage from closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras showed that the heist at 3.06am was committed by men using oxy gas to drill the four ATMs.
Seven cases of ATM heists have been reported in the first six months of this year with losses totalling about RM1.8 million.
● On June 22, a group of local men called the Oxy Gas Gang stole RM80,000 from the ATM at Giant hypermarket in Taman Permata;
● On June 14, four masked men in a 4WD vehicle stole RM47,900 from the ATM at the Subang Jaya commuter station;
● On June 1, RM37,520 was taken from the ATM in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi by a group of men using cables.
● On May 26, over RM61,000 in an ATM in the Universiti LRT station was lost to robbers using metal melting equipment.
● On May 25, an ATM with RM200,000 was stolen from a shopping complex in Balakong.
● On April 29, RM190,000 was stolen from an ATM at Mid Point, Ampang after it was broken open by robbers.
|2:05PM Jul 2, 2012|
The latest break-in at former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik’s home shows that public security has worsened despite the government’s denials, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
“Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein’s indifferent dismissal of media reports on crime is clearly irresponsible as he is insensitive not only to the sufferings endured by victims but also to the real concerns of the people about crime.
“If VIPs are also not safe, how can ordinary members of the public be safe?” Lim asked in a statement issued today.
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Spend more to fight crime, DAP tells Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — The DAP today urged Putrajaya to immediately invest more funds in public safety, saying Friday’s break-in at Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik’s house in the capital was another clear indication of a rising crime rate.
Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told the police not to be distracted by “political directives” to deal with opposition lawmakers or “peaceful” demonstrators, and instead focus on their core duty of fighting criminals.
“Prevention is always better than cure,” he pointed out. “DAP urges the federal government to invest funds in public safety through using technology by installing CCTVs, supporting active community policing by voluntary patrol groups and making the police presence felt at criminal hostpots.”
According to media reports, the house of Abdul Rahim, the former chief minister of Malacca, was broken into last Friday. The robbers successfully carted away cash and a pistol.
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|12:22PM Jul 2, 2012|
The Selangor police have contradicted the Home Ministry and Pemandu’s insistence that crime rates have fallen, said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.
He cited Deputy Selangor police chief A Thaiveegan’s speculation that a crime surge in Selangor resulted from the repeal of the Emergency Ordinance (EO), saying it effectively amounted to an admission of rising crime in the state.
This “flies directly in the face” of the Home Ministry and Pemandu’s statements on the matter, said Pua in a press release today.
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This kind of crime is seldom reported to the police nor does it feature in news reports. In short, few incidents will appear in crime statistics.
- 2 Jul 2012
- Metro North
- By M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA email@example.com
Vandals break the windows of 16 cars parked by the roadside
I’ve been staying here for one year and I usually park my car on the roadside outside the apartment when the car park is full.
— GOH CHOR SIAN
From page 1 RESIDENTS of Bagan Bay Vista apartment in Lorong Bagan Vista, Butterworth, and those in the surrounding areas were rudely awakened in the wee hours by the sound of breaking glass.
nasty work: Two of the 16 cars parked in Jalan Pak Abu in Butterworth, Penang, with smashed windscreens and windows.When they checked they found the windscreens and windows of 16 cars had been vandalised.
A group of people who were at a nearby temple arranging for special prayers to be conducted yesterday claimed the incident took place after 4am.
Goh Chor Sian, 23, attached to a private firm and staying at the apartment, said her aunty who was also staying at the same place called her after being awakened by the sound of a siren at 4.30am.
Goh said the front windscreen and rear windscreen of her Proton Waja were damaged and the losses were estimated at RM1,000.
Monday July 2, 2012 MYT 3:24:45 PM
Police looking for male suspect over attempted kidnapping of Singaporean family
JOHOR BARU: Police are on the look-out for a male suspect involved in the attempted kidnapping of a Singaporean family early Sunday morning.
Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Amer Awal said that the suspect, who was believed to be armed with a pistol, drove with the family’s white Nissan Sunny after he hijacked the car while the driver was out buying fruits along Jalan Susur Larkin at around 12.45am on Sunday.
The negotiations went on for a few hours and the suspect finally released the group and drove off with the car and valuables worth a total of S$80,000 (RM199,730.40).
SAC Amer said that the passengers were let off at a residential area in Ulu Tiram and were eventually helped by some residents there.
“None of the passengers were hurt during the incident and they have returned to Singapore,” he said.
The Sunday Times
Singapore family returns home safely after kidnapping in Johor
Published on Jul 1, 2012
A Singaporean family is now back home safely after a kidnapping incident in Johor early on Sunday morning.
Ms Rita Zahara, 37, her sister, two children and maid were travelling back home after a family reunion at her eldest sister’s house near Larkin in Johor.
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1 Julai 2012 | Last updated at 05:37PM
Burglars looted RM1.7m from four ATMs
Kuala Lumpur: Burglars ran off with RM1.17 million prised from four automated teller machines (ATMs) at level one of the Carrefour hypermarket in Wangsa Maju, here, early today.
Sentul district police chief, Supt Othman Abu Bakar said the break-in was realised by a security guard at 7am while on patrol and found the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras tampered with.
“Upon seeing the ATMs having break-in holes, the security guard notified the police.”
Sunday July 1, 2012
Manager’s hand cut off
By LEONARD PHANG
KUCHING: A timber company manager had her right hand severed by two assailants at a coffee shop in Sungai Maong.
Tang Hie Lee, 53, was having breakfast with her 60-year-old husband, known as Lam, at about 7am yesterday.
After breakfast, Lam went to buy a newspaper.
As soon as he left, the two assailants, both wearing full-faced helmets, rushed into the coffee shop and slashed Tang’s right hand and fled.
Sunday July 1, 2012
Ex-CM loses cash, pistol to burglars
By M. KUMAR
KUALA LUMPUR: The house of former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik was broken into by burglars who took away cash and a pistol.
All the occupants of the house were out for a wedding in Malacca during last night’s break-in.
At about 9pm, one of Abdul Rahim’s family members came home but he did not notice anything amiss.
However, sources said that after taking a shower, he realised that the master bedroom had been ransacked.
When the family returned home and checked their belongings, they discovered that several items and valuables were missing.
Deputy Selangor police chief A Thaiveegan today repeated the blame game on the repeal of the Emergency Ordinance (EO) as contributing to the recent crime surge in the state.
Thaiveegan said rising complaints of Selangor crime levels may be a result of the mass release of suspected criminals from Simpang Renggam detention centre following the EO repeal.
“The government is confident that they (the detainees) should be given a chance to start a new life so that they return to the right path, but do they return to the right path or not, we do not know yet.
“But we see there is a rise in crime (recently) because they’ve been in (detention) for too long, they need ‘exercise’, so they come out and immediately they carry out their activities,” he said in his speech at a car and motorcycle theft prevention campaign in Subang Jaya this morning.
However, when approached later, Thaiveegan stressed that more time and evidence is required to establish whether there a direct link between the release and the surge in crime.
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Gutsy woman rams car into smash-and-grab robbers
A GUTSY 31-year-old woman, enraged after being robbed at a traffic light junction in Saujana Prima, Kajang, gave chase and rammed the two robbers on Tuesday.
Earlier, the woman, an IT firm management executive, had stopped her car at the junction, only to have two men on a motorcycle smash her side window with a metal lock and grab her handbag in the 11.30pm incident.
She chased and rammed the suspects, knocking them off their bike.
The stunned suspects got up and tried to smash the driver’s side window.
However, two policemen from the Kajang police station on patrol spotted the incident and rushed to her aid.
Following a brief struggle, the policemen arrested one suspect while the other fled on foot.
TV personality’s real-life drama with snatch thief
THE victim of a snatch theft attempt at a shopping mall decried the reluctance of security guards to escort her to the car park.
It was 11.30pm on Monday when TV personality Dawn Jeremiah, after watching a movie at e@Curve (formerly Cineleisure), sought help from a security guard at the Ikano Power Centre after the hair-rasing experience.
Traumatised, Jeremiah sought help from a security guard sitting in front of Ikano and pleaded that he escort them to the car as they could not use the walkway inside the closed mall.
“All entrances to the mall were already closed, so we had to walk down the parking lot ramp to get to the basement. The guard was disgruntled, but after we related our ordeal, he agreed to follow us down the ramp, and that with a sour face,” she said.
“He escorted us about 200m before saying there would be another guard waiting at the basement to continue escorting them. There was no one when we got there.
“We gave up and ran to the parking lot and rushed to make a police report,” Jeremiah said.
Mid Valley beefs up security
KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Mid Valley Megamall, in an effort to help improve security in its car park following a recent robbery there, has installed “panic” or “help” buttons on selected marked pillars.
A company spokesman said in a statement immediate assistance can be rendered when the panic button is pressed.
She said the shopping mall also has a 24-hour security escort service, which is extended to customers for the collection of their vehicles.
This service is available at security counters in car park lobbies located at Zone A, P1 and Zone B, P2 or via the information counters and security hotline.
The shopping mall’s security control room operates 24 hours and can be reached via telephone at 03–2938 3244 for Mid Valley City Megamall and 03–2289 8777 for The Gardens Mall.
The spokeswoman said the shopping mall has more than 200 CCTV cameras in its car park and related areas and more than 2,000 CCTV cameras within the entire development of Mid Valley City itself.
She said additional CCTV cameras were being installed to further enhance surveillance coverage.
“We have also stepped up the security in the car park by deploying additional personnel at strategic points and increased frequency of patrolling.
Megamall robber nabbed
Last updated on 27 June 2012 – 10:06pm
KUALA LUMPUR (June 27, 2012): The robber who attacked and grieviously injured a female shopper at the Mid-Valley megamall on Friday was caught by police in a special operation early today.
The 21-year-old suspect who has previous criminal records for causing hurt and motorcycle theft was arrested at a flat in Taman Desa, off Jalan Klang Lama at 3am.
Brickfields deputy police chief Supt Aida Abdul Hamid said in a press conference yesterday that a special investigations team was assembled to hunt down the criminal soon after the robbery at the mall was reported.
She said the team led by Insp Tan Tiong Moi started their probe with clues from a close-circuit camera recording and public information.
She said the team raided the flat where they arrested the suspect before recovering stolen credit cards, automated teller machine cards and other items from him.
She said among the recovered stolen items were belongings of the woman robbed at Mid-Valley megamall.
Aida said the suspect also led police to a 16-year-old boy who had helped him sell the victim’s iPhone for RM800 at a mobile phone shop.
She said the boy was paid RM50 by the suspect for the favour.
RIDICULOUS: Gagging media from reporting crimes not the answer
Written by Tony Pua
A surge in violent crimes in recent weeks has prompted the government to order its media to report solved cases and not ‘sensationalise’ incidents of crimes.
Amid criticism from Pakatan Rakyat over the statistics showing lower crime rate, minister in Prime Minister’s Department Idris Jala called on the media to concentrate on how the police “were able to bring the crime rates down in a specific area”.
But the call drew a sharp rebuke from Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua, who urged the government to “stop the spin”.
“There is absolutely no question that the people do not feel safe in the streets regardless of the many ‘feel good’ selective statistics the Government has released to the public,” he said in a statement today.
Tony Pua is the DAP MP for PJ Utara
Media should report crime, government must release statistics, says DAP
KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The DAP called on the media today to ignore the government’s plea to report only solved cases and not sensationalise crime, saying the role of the press in fighting crime was to report it.
Publicity chief Tony Pua also urged PEMANDU and the Home Ministry to live up to their claims of being transparent by releasing detailed crime statistics by districts and type of crime as had been done before Putrajaya’s efficiency unti began claiming a reduction in crime.
“The media has a responsibility to report crime to ensure the public takes the necessary precautions. This helps decrease the chances of crime happening.
“Datuk Seri Idris Jala claimed the police, Home Ministry and PEMANDU have been very transparent in acknowledging there are 157,891 cases in 2011. If the government is so confident, why is it refusing to provide detailed statistics?” the Petaling Jaya Utara MP asked.
Jala, who is PEMANDU chief executive, had called on the media to play its role in fighting crime and help arrest the “doom and gloom” by reporting on solved cases and not sensationalising crime by repeatedly reporting the same news.
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Monday June 25, 2012
Yet another lone woman attacked and robbed
By AUSTIN CAMOENS and WONG PEK MEI
KUALA LUMPUR: Lone women approaching their cars appear to be the target of armed robbers.
In the past few weeks, there have been several cases of unaccompanied woman who were attacked by armed assailants.
The most recent is that of a woman who nearly had her finger severed by an armed robber near Taman Tun Dr Ismail here. The incident occurred at around 6.30am yesterday.
“The man who was of dark complexion brandished a knife and demanded for her valuables and handbag,” said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid.
“The woman had stopped in front of a friend’s house in Jalan Datuk Sulaiman when she was approached by the man on a motorcycle.”
ACP Wan Abdul Bari said a scuffle broke out between the two and her finger was almost severed when he tried to slash her. He got away with her handbag eventually.
Just 32 hours earlier, another woman was attacked and robbed about 9km away while walking in the carpark of a mall here.
“We received a report that the woman in her 20s was slashed on her head when she was about to get into her car at the Mid Valley Megamall on Friday,” he said.
Free Malaysia Today
Crime statistics: ‘Stop the spin’
It would only lull people into a false sense of security, says the PJ Utara MP, Tony Pua.
KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua today alleged that the government was fond of “spinning” crime statistics and only releasing selective “feel good” numbers to show that the country is safe, when the reality is otherwise.
The DAP publicity chief also took Pemandu chief executive Idris Jala to task for telling the media to report on the number of cases solved and not to sensationalise crimes.
“The government must stop the spin on the crime situation in the country. Pemandu and the Home Ministry must stop saying that the figures [on crime rates] is a matter of perception.
“There is absolutely no question that people do not feel safe on the streets regardless of the many ‘feel good’ selective statistics the government has released to the public,” said Pua.
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22 June 2012 | Last updated at 08:10PM
Businessman losses RM400,000 to robbers
JASIN — Five masked robbers armed with machetes and knives broke into a businessman’s house in Taman Pahlawan, Merlimau here yesterday and drove away his BMW 5 Series car with other valuables worth RM400,000.
Acting Jasin police chief DSP Shahidi Abdullah said in the 6.50am incident, only the businessman’s wife and their four children aged between seven and 18 were in the house.
2 June 2012 | Last updated at 05:04PM
Robbers hack man to death
KLANG — A male senior citizen was hacked to death while attempting to thwart a robbery at his restaurant in Lorong Tapah, Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat here this morning.
Tan Ah Kang, 62, died at the scene due to severe head and han
Thursday June 21, 2012
Neighbourhood on edge over crime
By JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI
RESIDENTS of Jalan Kuang Gunung and Jalan Kuang Bulan in Kepong are becoming increasingly unsettled by the rampant crime in their neighbourhood.
Jalan Kuang Gunung and Jalan Kuang Bulan Residents Association chairman Wilson Yeoh said although the problem had been going on for many years, it had become more rampant over the past two years.
“Security in the area has become a real concern for the residents as incidences of break-ins, snatch theft, robbery and car theft have become more frequent over the past two years. These cases happen even in broad daylight and the offenders are becoming bolder,” he said, adding that the residents were trying to implement a gated and guarded system in the area to tighten security.
Another victim, who only wanted to be known as Amy, lost more than RM30,000 when she was robbed by five men armed with guns.
Selangor MP raises doubts about shifting crime statistics
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Constantly revised crime statistics have led to further doubts over Putrajaya’s claims that its Government Transformation Programme (GTP) has successfully reduced crime since 2010.
A Selangor federal lawmaker’s repeated requests to the Home Ministry for crime statistics in the past two years have yielded at least three different figures for his home state.
Selangor’s actual crime data is under scrutiny after it was pointed out that the Home Ministry has given three conflicting sets of figures for the crime rate in 2009.
Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said he received a written parliamentary reply in 2010, which states the total crime cases in Selangor as 54,443 for 2009.
Two days ago, Pua received a written reply to a similar question, which had sought a detailed breakdown – by type and district – on crime in Selangor, which was stated as 56,689 cases.
Pua then held a press conference to complain about the vague details in the reply and claimed that it does not show that the war against crime was succeeding.
Yesterday, Home Ministry secretary-general Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi withdrew the written reply to Pua and revised the 2009 crime figure to 54,994.
Rahim had claimed that the written reply contained a “typographical” error.
Home Ministry’s third boo-boo over crime rate? – Malaysiakini
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Hahaha! Someone had forgotten to fiddle around with the crime statistics before releasing them!
Now that the cat is out of the bag, who would believe this new set of statistics?
|8:09PM Jun 20, 2012|
The Home Ministry has retracted a written reply to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua on Selangor’s crime rate, citing typographical error.
……Home Ministry secretary-general Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi issued a statement today saying that a correction had been sent to the Parliament, which shows a drop for both the Selangor and national crime index.
“Therefore, the reply based on the prior data as recieved by Pua is null and void.
“This also has nothing to do with the Petaling Jaya MP’s accusation that the GTP program has failed,” he said, pointing out that the letter of correction was sent on June 18.
The new figures showed what amounts to a 19.4 percent drop in Selangor’s crime rate since 2009, and a 24.7 percent drop nationwide. The GTP was announced in January 2010.
He said the correct figure was 51,393 cases in Selangor in 2006; 58,592 cases in 2007; 57,752 cases in 2008; 54,994 cases in 2009; 49,469 cases in 2010 and 44,302 cases in 2011.
At the national level, he said the crime index stood at 196,780 cases in 2006; 209,582 cases in 2007; 211,645 cases in 2008; 209,817 cases in 2009; 177,520 cases in 2010 and 157,891 cases in 2011.
Ministry retracts Selangor crime rate figures – Malaysiakini
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3 crimes in Kuching in a day, last Monday!
- 20 Jun 2012
- The Star Sarawak
Three snatching incidents occurring in a day
KUCHING: Three people fell victim to snatch thieves in three separate occasions on Monday.
Ringgit Belansai, 25, from Tabuan Dayak said he was on his way to claim his motorcycle at the bank near Jalan Tun Jugah at 11.30am, when a motorcycle came from behind and the pillion-rider grabbed his sling bag before speeding off.
Ringgit also noted that when he was about to act against the snatchers, another motorcyclist came by and stared at him.
“I could only watch as they went out of sight with my sling bag,” he said, adding that both motorcycles used by the thieves were Honda EX5 models.
Ringgit claimed that the sling bag contained RM2,800 cash, his passport and personal documents. A report was lodged at Sekama police station.
In a separate case, a clerk known only as Irene, 24, from Jalan Sungai Apong Baru was strolling along Jalan Noakes Sungai Apong at around 8.30am when a motorcycle approached her from behind. As in Ringgit’s circumstance, the pillion-rider grabbed her handbag before the duo accelerated away.
Irene, however, failed to note down the plate number of the motorcycle. She said that she kept RM200 cash, her mobile phone and personal document in her handbag.
Irene also lodged a report at Sekama police station.
In the third case, a businesswoman claimed that her handbag was snatched near a restaurant not far from Jalan Rambutan.
Tey Siew Hui, 46, from Jalan Stampin said in the incident that occurred around 6.30pm, two men on a motorcycle came from behind and grabbed her handbag before fleeing the scene.
Tey went to Satok police station to lodge a report. She claimed that she lost RM450 and S$600 in cash, her mobile phone, wallet and personal documents.
Other crimes in Sarawak
- 20 Jun 2012
- The Star Sarawak
Driver sleeps through burglary, loses 4WD and personal items
KUCHING: A driver lost a 4WD drive, a watch and a handphone in a break-in that occured while he was asleep.
Rasidi Rahmat, 57, from Sungai Moyan by Jalan Batu Kawah/Matang said he only realised his predicament when he woke up around 5.30am on Monday.
Meanwhile, a police report has been lodged of a break-in at a school canteen at Batu Kawah.
According to the school principal, as a result, four gas cylinders and six rice cookers were missing.
In an unrelated incident, a report was lodged at Kota Sentosa police station of a burglary that cost a man his 42-inch Plasma TV, two gas cylinders, a laptop, RM200 in cash, two bottles of wine and some clothes.
Johny Ling Kok Ping, 25, from Mile 6, Jalan Penrissen said he only discovered his loss when he returned home from work around 6pm on Monday.
- 20 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- Reports by MAZWIN NIK ANIS, MARTIN CARVALHO, YUEN MEI KENG, WONG PEK MEI and TASHNY SUKUMARAN
Crime rate in Selangor worsens
Nationwide figures however show a drop
THE crime rate in Selangor has worsened, with 44,302 cases recorded last year – up 11.6% from 39,691 in 2010.
The incidence of violent crime increased from 7,853 in 2010 to 8,141 last year, while property theft rose from 31,838 to 36,161 in the same period.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said in a written reply to Tony Pua (DAP-PJ Utara) that the crime rate nationwide, however, had dropped from 177,520 cases in 2010 to 157,891 last year.
In the lobby, Pua said that while the overall crime levels dropped from 2009 to 2010 due to the initial flurry of police activities after the National Key Result Area (NKRA) on crime was launched, “crime is definitely on the rise again”.
He said there was a higher incidence of crime despite steps taken by residential communities in Selangor to set up barricades, security checkpoints and boom gates at their own expense.
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RAWANG: Another crime, 3 burglars shot dead!
Three burglars shot dead
RAWANG (June 19, 2012): It was a case of bad timing by three Indonesian burglars who tried to break into a house at Taman Templer Saujana just when police were conducting a crime prevention operation in the area early today
The suspects, who were later gunned down by police in a shoot-out, arrived in a car at the main road opposite the house of a building contractor at about 4am.
While the driver remained seated in the getaway car, his two accomplices armed with handtools jumped over the fence of their targeted house and tried to break in.
Several police detectives who were on patrol in the area became suspicious upon seeing the getaway car and went over to investigate.
They were able to commit 16 robberies before they were caught!
19 June 2012
The ‘Auni Gang’ were released two months ago. They returned to their old tactic of robbing people in cars at traffic lights.
This gang had committed 16 robberies since May 2012. All were caught last Sunday. Finally. Think of all their victims! Think of their 16 robberies?
What took the police so long?
Were their 16 crimes included in the crime statistics?
CRIME STATISTICS COME BACK AND BITE THE BN GOVERNMENT’S AR*E WITH A VENGEANCE!
Crime up in Selangor despite ‘hotspot’ focus
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Crime in Selangor has risen by nearly 12 per cent from 2010 to 2011, leading a federal lawmaker from the state to question Putrajaya’s Government Transformation Plan (GTP) which singles out the Klang Valley as a priority for crime reduction.
A written response to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, which he said was delayed by three months from the March parliamentary session, showed that despite crime falling drastically from 56,689 cases in 2009 to 39,691 in 2010, it then shot back up to 44,302 last year.
Violent crime in Selangor, which has recently sparked fears over public safety in the Klang Valley after a spate of assaults and kidnappings, also dropped from 12,435 in 2009 to 7,853 in 2010 before spiking to 8,141 last year.
“While the overall crime levels dropped from 2009 to 2010 due to the initial flurry of police activities after the National Key Result Area (NKRA) on crime (under the GTP) was launched, crime is definitely on the rise again,” the DAP publicity chief said.
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Free Malaysia Today
‘Crime rates not what it seems to be’
DAP MP Tony Pua took the home ministry to task for hiding data regarding crime rates.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry should stop hiding data regarding crime rates and be more transparent about the issue ,Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said.
Pua, who is also the DAP publicity chief, took the ministry to task as it failed to not only provide a prompt reply to his question over the matter, but also failed to provide a detailed breakdown of crimes taking place nationally.
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Three robbers shot dead
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Three robbers, believed to be foreigners, were shot dead by police during a botched robbery attempt at a house in Batu 20, Jalan Selayang, Rawang, early this morning.
Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the suspects had broken into the house in Saujana Templer at about 5am but failed to rob the victims of any valuables.
“There were six people sleeping in the house that belonged to a contractor. The contractor’s wife woke up and realised that there were suspicious people inside the house and quickly called the police,” he said today.
Mohd Adnan said police arrived at the scene and found a Proton Wira parked on a dark street about 300 metres from the house.
“Two of the suspects fired three shots at the police and police returned fire. Three suspects were shot during the cross fire,” he said.
Police recovered two pistols, machetes, face masks and other tools, used for breaking into houses, in the car, said Mohd Adnan.
Main – Malaysia – Three robbers shot dead @ Tue Jun 19 2012
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He’s 61 and he’s dead: robbery victim in Kuala Kangsar. Being robbed, in this case, meant losing his life!
- 18 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
61-year-old killed in robbery
KUALA KANGSAR: A senior citizen was killed while his wife managed to escape when four robbers entered their house in Taman Seri Melati.
Mohamad Ali Samsuddin 61, was found dead after the 3.30am robbery, Kuala Kangsar police chief Supt Abdul Ghaffar Muhammad said.
His body was sent to the Kuala Kangsar Hospital for a post-mortem.
The couple had just returned home after closing their mini market business about 3km from their house, Abdul Ghaffar said.
He said the robbers tied up Mohamad Ali’s hands while his wife Rajiah Kamaruddin, 62, managed to escape and contacted the police.
Police who arrived at the scene found the victim’s body on the floor with his hands tied. They managed to nab a 47-year-old suspect.
About five hours later, police caught two more suspects in Kuala Kangsar while another one is still at large. — Bernama
- 18 Jun 2012
- Metro Central
Crime alert in Rawang
RAWANG residents are worried about recent crime cases in the area and want the police to increase surveillance.
Wong King Chuan from Taman Rawang Perdana said 15 parang-wielding men had threatened his workers who were staying at the construction site of a church cum kindergarten project at about 12.30am last Wednesday
“The workers ran away after they were threatened by the robbers at knifepoint.”
“The robbers carted all the construction tools onto two lorries and left at about 4.30am,” he said.
“One of my workers had lodged a report in the morning but the police have yet to come to the site and investigate.
“No further action was taken from them since the day of report,” he said at a press conference recently.
Among the tools stolen were more than 100 pieces of metal scaffolding and several construction machinery, wiring cables as well as the workers’ wallets and handphones.
Wong estimated the total loss at RM30,000.
Where are the policemen?
Last updated on 12 June 2012 – 03:08pm
SNATCH thievery has become an epidemic in Kuala Lumpur. I have been living here for less than three months and have already been a victim. Five others, women whom I know, have also been victims of the same crime within the same time span, and yet another one occurred on the evening of June 8.
These cowardly scum target expatriate or tourist women because they are seen as a soft touch. Always on motorbikes and working alone or in pairs, they prey on defenceless women, snatching handbags or jewellery.
There should be a much higher police presence in the city centre and popular tourist areas during the evenings as these are the areas that these villainous vermin target. The reputation of Malaysia as a tourist destination will suffer as details of these crimes are publicised abroad.
The police are invisible in the city centre after dark.
NEW STRAITS TIMES: FOCUS ON MALL SECURITY
Zaraleen Adnan, 22, suggested that parking spots be allocated for single-female drivers near the entrance.
“This is to ensure the safety of single-female driver so that they do not have to walk a big distance to get to their car.
“Ladies also should try not to wear a lot of jewellery when travelling alone to avoid robbery,” she said.
15 June 2012 | Last updated at 01:35AM
Shopping centres snap into action
KUALA LUMPUR: There are 36 guards deployed around the clock in 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
“Instead of increasing the number of guards, we are deploying car park detectives to monitor loitering and suspicious individuals,” he said.
He said the mall was also in the process of installing additional cameras and upgrading its CCTV system with face recognition features.
At present, the mall has CCTV coverage for each entrance and exit as well as a static guard stationed at each exit point to monitor outgoing vehicles
Several malls have hired security guards to go on rounds in the basements. However, some did not have guards but only CCTVs and barrier gates fixed at the exit.
Kuala Lumpur: More robberies!
OBVIOUSLY, ROBBERS DO NOT READ PEMAMNDU REPORTS! CRIME RATES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FALLING. WHY AREN’T ROBBERS CO-OPERATING WITH PEMAMNDU? IT IS ALL SO EMBARRASSING!!!
Saturday June 16, 2012
Two women fall victim in malls
A WOMAN was robbed and beaten up in a car park of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, reported China Press.
The daily also highlighted the plight of another woman who was nearly abducted in a lift of another shopping centre, also in Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday.
In the first incident, a 41-year-old manager was dragged by a man to a staircase before being beaten and robbed of her purse.
The manager was getting into her car after having a facial treatment at the mall about 6pm.
Recounting the harrowing experience, she said she used her handbag to protect herself but the man continued to attack her.
Her screams attracted the attention of two men who came to her rescue, causing the man to snatch her purse, containing about RM300, and run.
The manager claimed that she had complained to the management of the shopping mall but “they did not seemed to be concerned”.
She claimed that they dismissed the matter, telling her that she was “merely unlucky” to have encountered such incident, it reported.
In the second case, a woman had entered a lift heading towards the car park of the shopping complex on Thursday.
There were three men in the lift. As soon as the door closed, one of the men grabbed her from behind while the two others threatened her not to scream.
However, the lift opened at another floor and the people who were waiting to get into the lift were shocked at what was going on. Seeing this, the three men ran off.
A police report has been lodged.
Crime perception — Pemandu
JUNE 15 — Pemandu today clarified its position on public perception of crime in Malaysia, stating that whilst there was a reduction in crime in Malaysia, they recognise that the perception of crime remained high as the topic was frequently still discussed.
This was in response to an article in The Malaysian Insider headlined “PEMANDU BLAMES MEDIA FOR PUBLIC SAFETY FEARS” dated June 15, 2012, where the writer had taken comments made by Pemandu Chief Executive Officer Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Idris Jala at the Customer Survey Rating media briefing held at the USJ 8 Police Station yesterday out of context.
The article stated that “Pemandu insisted today that the crime rate has been drastically reduced, pointing instead to “unfortunate” media coverage as the cause for heightened concerns over public safety.”
Pemandu clarified that YB Datuk Seri Idris Jala’s statement at the media briefing was aimed to put the source of the perception on the incidences of crime and the measure of its reduction in this country in proper context. At no point did he say that Pemandu blamed the media for the rise in the fear of crime.
Pemandu blames media for public safety fears
KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Pemandu insisted today that the crime rate has been drastically reduced, pointing instead to “unfortunate” media coverage as the cause for heightened concerns over public safety.
Several high-profile kidnappings and two assaults in the Klang Valley, one leaving a teacher fighting for her life, have led the opposition to question Putrajaya’s efficiency unit’s claim that crime dropped by 11.1 per cent last year with street crime falling by 39.7 per cent in the last two years.
“If you divide by 365 days in a year, you have an average of 430 stories a day. You can more than fill the entire newspaper with crime,” Pemandu chief executive Datuk Seri Idris Jala (picture) said, referring to the 157,891 reports of crime last year.
The minister in the prime minister’s department said it was “unfortunate” that the media has reported the crime rate has increased when in 2009 there were 209,825 reports.
“I wish this (the reduction) was the story (in the media). When people tell me about a crime, I say I can tell them there are another 157,000 crimes. The point is it has reduced, but not to zero,” the senator added.
Friday, 15 June 2012 13:08
SAFEST IN THE WORLD? S’pore shoppers take precaution in M’sia mall carparks
Never walk alone to your car.
Park in well-lit areas, get a good car alarm and immediately lock your car doors once you’re inside the car, said Singaporean shoppers who frequent Malaysian shopping malls.
Their heightened precautions come in the wake of recent reports about some high-profile crimes at popular shopping mall carparks in Petaling Jaya.
Last month, Internet marketeer Chin Xin-Ci (inset), 25, was almost abducted by two men at a basement carpark of popular shopping mall The Curve in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
She managed to escape after struggling inside the car.
Less than 24 hours after Ms Chin’s incident, two women were robbed of RM80,000 (S$32,000) at the same place.
The case revived memories of the 2003 kidnap, rape and murder of Malaysia-born US resident Canny Ong Lay Kian, 28, who was abducted from a carpark while on her way home to meet her sick father.
Her charred remains were found in a manhole two days later.
Some Singaporeans who frequently shop in Malaysia told The New Paper that they’re paying more heed to security after the recent spate of events.
SAFEST IN THE WORLD? S’pore shoppers take precaution in M’sia mall carparks
Man shoots two toll clerks in Seremban robbery
SEREMBAN (June 15, 2012): A man fired a pump-gun at two toll clerks, injuring both of them, and seized RM2,000 they were transferring to the toll plaza office in a robbery here last night.
Toll clerks Nurijah Rosli, 24, and her colleague Mohd Haffiz Zamri, 26, were injured in the back and right leg, respectively, said Seremban police chief ACP Saiful Azly Kamaruddin today.
He said the robbery occurred at 9.57 pm when Nurijah, who was riding a motorcycle, and Mohd Haffiz, who was riding pillion, were transferring the money from the Seremban toll plaza north-bound exit of the North-South Expressway to the Plus office at the north-bound entrance to the highway.
4 men robbed a Chinese school, the SRJK(C) Han Ming in Batu 14, Jalan Puchong.
15 June 2012 | Last updated at 12:12AM
Three flee with RM250,000 in school robbery
DARING MOVE: Gunman, 2 others steal RM30,000 from office safe, rob workers and newsvendors
KUALA LUMPUR: THREE men robbed a primary school in Puchong near here early yesterday and escaped with cash and valuables estimated at more than RM250,000.
The robbers, one armed with a gun and the rest with parang, held up two security guards, a canteen operator and his three workers, a maintenance staff and two newsvendors who arrived before lessons began at SRJK(C) Han Ming in Batu 14, Jalan Puchong.
- 15 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- By RASHITHA A. HAMID and STEVEN DANIEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Robbers flee with cash and vehicles in morning heist
SUBANG JAYA: Four armed men wearing ski masks broke into a Chinese school here and fled with RM30,000 from a safe and several vehicles after tying up 11 people in an early morning robbery here.
Subang Jaya Deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said the four entered the school at about 2am. One had what looked like a gun while another held a parang totwoof the security guards. The guards were then tied up.
In the next four hours, the robbers also held up four school canteen staff, a maintenance worker, the canteen owner as well as three newspaper vendors.
The robbers stole a lorry used by the newspaper vendor and a Toyota Camry which belonged to the school canteen owner.
The four fled at about 6am. Other staff members who arrived at the school shortly afterwards discovered the tied-up victims and alerted the police.
- 15 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
Four robbers cart away ATM
They took less than three minutes to pull out machine using a heavy vehicle
PETALING JAYA: Four robbers took less than three minutes to cart away an automatic teller machine containing RM47,900 from the Subang Jaya KTM commuter station.
In the 3.50am incident yesterday, the robbers tied a cable around the ATM before pulling it out using a heavy vehicle.
Subang Jaya Deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said the four robbers, believed to be in their 30’s, wore hats and hand towels to cover their faces.
14 June 2012 | Last updated at 08:38AM
Be on your guard all the time
PRECAUTION: Recent violent crimes against women have evoked a paralysing fear and dread among them
Several recent cases have underscored how important this is, especially for women. The robberies, murders and attempted abductions these past few months may have been described as merely “isolated cases”, but they have nevertheless evoked a paralysing fear and dread among women. Is it safe to even drive home alone after work in the small hours of the morning anymore? When a desperate, bleeding stranger flags us down for help, do we stop?
In Penang, Gurney Plaza adds security features…
Thursday June 14, 2012
Plaza beefs up security
IN the wake of a spate of crimes at car parks, a mall in Penang has beefed up its security with state-of-the-art CCTV system that incorporates image capturing integration.
The new system to be commissioned next month in Gurney Plaza will timestamp and take pictures of shoppers at the mall’s ticket entry and exit points. It also allows the swivel camera to spin 360 degrees.
The mall’s operations manager Yeoh Kim Bock said the new machines which were assembled locally, would be installed as their commitment to a continual improvement in safety.
“Unscrupulous parties should think twice before engaging in criminal activities as their image will be captured at various points including the entry and exit, as well as the ticket payment machines.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:56
BETTER OR WORSE: Has the BN govt succeeded in fighting crime effectively?
Written by Moaz Nair, Malaysia Chronicle
We fear the worst to happen
Just recently a 51-year-old teacher was reported to have been robbed, mercilessly beaten and left in an oil-palm estate. A Bersih activist Wong Chin Huat was badly injured by robbers when he was jogging nearby his residence.
To the ordinary people it is not a matter of one or two cases that are reported and sensationalised by the media. To them crime is a much wider delinquent in the country. “We are aware that the ones reported by the media though are just the tip of the iceberg,” alleged a housewife who lives in a residential area in Johor.
“Ask any citizen in town and they would likely say, ‘we fear for the worst to happen and still do not feel safe on the streets’,” she added.
“Can the government of the day protect us against crime?” asked a school teacher in Johor. “Women are becoming easy victims of crime these days,” she said.
CRIME IN ROMPIN, SOUTHERN END OF PAHANG
- 12 Jun 2012
- Metro South & East
- By SIMON KHOO email@example.com
Hunt on for robbery suspects
KUANTAN: Police are on the hunt for three suspects who robbed three house owners in Rompin at knife point after breaking into their houses.
State CID liaison officer Asst Supt Noor Asyikin Shamsuri said the robberies took place between 6am and 9am on Wednesday.
ASP Noor Asyikin said the robbers who were not wearing mask and armed with knives first trespassed into the home of an elderly couple in Tanjung Gemuk at about 6.10am.
“They woke up the couple before threatening them at knife point not to raise the alarm.
“After ordering them to cover their heads with a blanket, the three armed robbers ransacked the premises and fled with RM2,200 in cash and other valuables,” she said.
ASP Noor Asyikin said about two hours later, the three were believed to have struck again in Bandar Baru Kuala Rompin.
PM admits need to do more for public safety
KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — More must be done to ensure Malaysians feel safe from crime, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today, two days after a minister in his Cabinet insisted that two recent violent incidents were not indicative of a rising crime rate.
The prime minister gave his assurance that the government was concerned with “all kinds of violence, including against women”, despite saying that the country’s general crime rate has dipped considerably.
“The general crime rate has fallen but more has to be done to ensure that the rakyat feels more secure,” he told a live Internet chat session on NST Live.
Main – Malaysia – PM admits need to do more for public safety …
THE AUTHORITIES SAY THAT STREET CRIME RATES HAVE FALLEN BUT OUR FEAR OF BEING VICTIMS OF CRIME HAS NOT GONE AWAY OR LESSENED.
A street in Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh.
Residents woke up one morning recently to discover that 6 cars on the street had had their side windows broken. Coins and other small items were taken. The repair to each window ranged from RM150-250, depending on the made of car.
Did anyone lodge a police report? NO.
“Why not report?” you may ask.
“Why report?” will be the reply.
“Why do something so foolish and time-consuming as that? Don’t you know that the police can’t do anything to stop such petty crimes? People also lose their car battery. So what? That’s small stuff to the police.”
“But if you don’t tell them, they won’t know where to send their cars to patrol!”
“Police patrols? Hahahahaha! Please don’t joke. Police patrols? Could we talk about something less hilarious?”
Guan Eng says cooperation with police crucial in reducing crime
PENANG Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today cooperation among the government, the opposition and the police is crucial in reducing crime in the country, especially at hotpots.
“Political differences must be set aside for all parties to work together against crime and create a secure environment for society,” he told reporters today at Parliament lobby, here.
Lim, who is MP for Bagan, said that in this regard, Penang had taken proactive action by setting up a voluntary patrol team to assist police in maintaining security, especially in residential areas.
Don’t dismiss crime concerns as perception problem, says Bersih leader
KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The government must reform the police force to tackle rising crime instead of blaming this on public perception, a Bersih leader said today.
Bersih steering committee member Dr Wong Chin Huat said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein should not be engrossed with how the public viewed the police, but instead work towards introducing proper structural reforms.
www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dont… – Cached
Yes, I don’t feel safe on the streets!
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‘People still don’t feel safe on the streets’
The DAP secretary-general said the home minister must understand that reducing crime rate index does not mean that people are feeling safer on the streets.
KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein must be sensitive enough to understand that people’s lives, and not statistics, is what the country is talking about, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.
Speaking at a press conference at Parliament today, Lim said declining crime rate does not necessarily mean that people are feeling safer on the streets.
“We’re talking about people being raped, robbed and beaten up by criminals. Don’t say the rising number of such cases is mere media perception,” said Lim, who was flanked by party vice-chairman M Kulasegaran and MPs Tan Kok Wai and Chong Eng.
Which one among us is still gullible? Do you believe him?
Hisham says attacks ‘isolated’ despite rising fear of violent crime
SERDANG, June 10 — The country’s crime rate has seen no increase, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today, insisting recent cases of violent crime were “isolated” despite growing concern over public safety especially in the Klang Valley.
The home minister said blowing a few cases out of proportion would create a perception that Malaysia was unsafe country, when official data showed otherwise.
“The numbers have not increased from the past. One or two cases… you show me one country where there is no kidnapping.
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Read about crimes at shopping malls, 2005-2012
Sunday June 10, 2012
Cases involving crimes in shopping malls over the past five years
- 10 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- > Reports by LIM WEY WEN, AUSTIN CAMOENS, EDWARD R. HENRY and YVONNE LIM
Car park fear
Police are to work closely with shopping malls in the Klang Valley to enforce security in the wake of a spate of crimes targeting women at their car parks.
Women’s Aid Organisation executive director Ivy Josiah noted that the question of car park security had been raised repeatedly since the death of IT analyst Canny Ong who was abducted at the parking lot of a shopping mall on June 14 2003.
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PETALING JAYA: Police are to forge a closer working relationship with shopping mall operators here while advising them on security measures following a spate of crimes in their premises, including an abduction at a car park.
PETALING JAYA: Better be paranoid than sorry – that seems to be the motto of many women drivers following reports of crimes at car parks.
PETALING JAYA: Women’s groups have once again called for better security measures at car parks.
PETALING JAYA: Many shopping malls have taken measures to review and tighten security following the recent spate of crimes at their car parks.
CASES involving crimes in shopping malls from 2005 until 2012.
Doubts raised over Putrajaya’s crime drop claim after violent attacks in Klang Valley
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Two violent attacks in townships near the capital have reignited fears over public safety, leading a senior parliamentarian to question the federal government’s claim that crime has nosedived since the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) was launched in 2010.
Bersih steering committee member Wong Chin Huat (picture) was left with a bloody face after being assaulted while jogging in Petaling Jaya this morning while teacher Teoh Soo Kim, 51, is fighting for her life after suffering severe head injuries when abducted on Wednesday.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang claimed today these violent crimes in quick succession were “gruesome reminders that the Najib administration has failed to reduce crime and eradicate the fear of crime.”
The Ipoh Timor MP questioned the credibility of Pemandu’s claim that crime dropped by 11.1 per cent last year with street crime seeing a 35 and 39.7 per cent reduction in 2010 and 2011 respectively thanks to the GTP which has crime reduction as one of its key result areas.
“Malaysians still do not feel safe from the fear of crime whether in the privacy of their homes, or outside in the streets and public places. The alphabet soup of GTP, NKRAs, ETPs, PTPs popularised by the Najib premiership has no meaning to ordinary Malaysians.
The Bersih man, Wong Chin Huat, who accused police today of focusing on quashing protests instead of crime, is not far off the mark.
There is an indirect connection between politics and crime. When a government loses its will and determination to combat crime, the people suffer from the acts of criminals. When a government gets rooted in corrupt ways, there is so little left for effective crime prevention and solution.
It doesn’t help when crime statistics are churned out now and then to show that things are getting better.
We don’t believe these statistics. We know better than to be fooled.
Why don’t we believe the statistics? It’s because we don’t trust the police much, and as for trust of the government? Well, you can take the crime statistics and whoever churns them out to the rubbish dump, cabinet ministers included!
Some of us have had to take matters in our own hands, such as forming a gated community.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Bersih steering committee member Wong Chin Huat accused police today of focusing on quashing protests instead of crime after he was left with a bloodied face from being mugged by a group of bikers this morning.
The Monash University lecturer wrote on social media platform Facebook that he was jogging near his home in Section 18, Petaling Jaya at 7.40am when he was surrounded by a group of as least five young men who attacked him when he tried to flee.
WONG CHIN HUAT
“Rising crime rate is political. I was told another man was robbed recently in that (same) neighbourhood. Where are the police when we are not demonstrating?” he wrote sarcastically.”
Wong who claims to be a victim of police brutality during the Bersih 3.0 protest in April 28, questioned the police’s commitment in carrying out their more regular duties such as crime prevention.
“I had been a victim of police violence. Today I became a victim of police failure in deterring crime.”
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Bersih steering committee member Wong Chin Huat was attacked and robbed this morning by a group of bikers, in an incident he believed was not politically motivated.
The 7.40am incident occurred while he was jogging near a temple in Petaling Jaya Section 18, when he was suddenly surrounded by a group of bikers.
Bersih committee member attacked, robbed by bikers – Malaysiakini
www.malaysiakini.com/news/200374 – Cache
9 June 2012 | Last updated at 02:23AM
Foreigners gangsters prey on Nilai 3 traders
A GROUP of foreigners who have since monopolised the Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre in Bandar Baru Nilai, are believed to have formed a gang which now collects protection money from the traders there. It is learnt that the group would demand about RM100 each month from certain traders, failing which they would create problems and disrupt businesses in the area.
“To avoid problems, the traders, who are mostly locals, would just pay the protection money as they did not want their business to be disturbed.
ARE YOU IN DANGER SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU ARE A WOMAN AND ALONE?
OCPD Supt Abdul Razak Elias believes that they are part of a syndicate preying on women.
- 9 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
Attackers part of syndicate
Two suspects identified from petrol station’s CCTV footage
The men who attacked a teacher are part of a syndicate that preys on women.
SERDANG: Police are on the hunt for two men believed to be part of a syndicate that preys on women.
This follows the abduction and robbery of teacher Teoh Soo Kim, 51, who is in critical condition with possible spinal injuries.
OCPD Supt Abdul Razak Elias said police had identified the duo through CCTV footage retrieved from a petrol station near Puncak Jalil.
“We believe that they are part of a syndicate preying on women,” he said, adding that his officers were working with the Kuala Selangor police to gather evidence.
Attackers part of syndicate
The men who attacked a teacher are part of a syndicate that preys on women.
Police launch manhunt for 4 men who abducted a teacher
Last updated on 8 June 2012 – 12:22pm
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7, 2012): Police have launched a manhunt to track down four men who allegedly abducted a teacher early yesterday.
Serdang police chief Supt Abdul Razak Elias said the victim, Teoh Soo Kim, 51, now reported to be in a coma, was abducted while heading to her school in Puncak Bukit Jalil from her home in Taman Kinrara, Puchong.
The victim had left her house at around 7.30am to fetch the child of a friend at a school nearby but could not be contacted by her husband an hour later.
The victim was later found at a palm oil estate in Kuala Selangor at 11.30am yesterday.
Police found that the four suspects had withdrawn money from the account of the victim, based on the CCTV recording at a bank in Taman Kinrara, Puchong.
Friday June 8, 2012
Teacher found and is in ICU
By STEVEN DANIEL, STEVEN CHIEW and AUSTIN CAMOENS firstname.lastname@example.org
KUALA LUMPUR: A special education teacher, who went missing after leaving her house in Bandar Kinrara 2 to pick up one of her students for class, has been found.
Teoh Soo Kim (pic), 51, is currently being warded at the intensive care unit of Sungai Buloh Hospital and is in serious condition.
Police said Teoh had been found by passers-by at 11am on Wednesday at the Talam oil palm estate in Kuala Selangor.
They added that the suspects were being tracked down while Teoh’s car had not been located.
Daylight abduction! If this is true, which woman is safe?
- 7 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- Compiled by TAN SIN CHOW, LIM WEY WEN and A. RAMAN
Lucky escape for five women
They flee from abductors when van makes stop at petrol station
FIVE women escaped abductors who allegedly had plans to sell them.
Harian Metro reported that one of the women, who only wished to be known as Najwa, claimed she was abducted near her rented house in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, at 3pm Monday.
However, she escaped when the van ferrying her and four other women stopped at a petrol station in Simpang Pulai, Perak.
Najwa, a bank officer in Kuala Lumpur, said she was forced into the van by three men.
She said she had been on sick leave that day and had gone to buy food at a stall near her house.
“I heard the rumbling of an engine from a vehicle as I was walking but I ignored it. Suddenly I was hauled into a van.
“I tried to scream but the man slapped me hard and I fainted,” said Najwa.
She woke up after about four hours and realised that she had been abducted.
“I heard a conversation between the three men and someone on the phone, negotiating the price for the five of us,” Najwa said.
She said the three men were in their 30s and 40s. One of them sat at the back of the van to keep an eye on the women.
Although terrified, the women acted swiftly when the van stopped. They managed to escape as they were not bound and the man watching over them was asleep.
“After coming out of the van, we split up and ran. I looked back and saw the driver chasing us, but by the time I reached a nearby bank, he was gone,” said Najwa.
She then called her relatives in Butterworth for help and lodged a police report at the Kampung Rapat police station in Ipoh.
Daylight robbery at the Holiday Plaza shopping mall in JB!
- 7 Jun 2012
- The Star Malaysia
- By YEE XIANG YUN email@example.com
Guard survives hail of bullets
Man shot five times and employer loses RM100,000 to three robbers
Although I collapsed, I could still hear what was going on. I remember hearing my boss trying to negotiate with the robbers. — R. PAUL
JOHOR BARU: A security guard survived being shot five times during a RM100,000 heist near a moneychanger’s outlet here.
Lucky to be alive: Paul being taken to a hospital by Civil Defence personnel following the robbery outside Holiday Plaza shopping mall on Tuesday.
The drama unfolded when the guard, R. Paul, 50, was accompanying his money-changer employer out of the Holiday Plaza shopping mall towards the main road where their car was parked at around 8pm on Tuesday.
Paul said he noticed three men wearing ski masks walking towards them, adding that one was armed with a pistol.
Wednesday June 6, 2012
Robbers prey on customers having supper
PETALING JAYA: A group of parang-wielding robbers stormed into a well-known Indian restaurant here and robbed customers of their cash and valuables.
The incident happened on Monday at about 10.30pm when the robbers, all wearing full-face helmets, rushed into a restaurant in Section 11.
One of the customers was Stuart Michael, a journalist with The Star who was having a cup of coffee with two colleagues.
05 June 2012 | Last updated at 12:20AM
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CRIME IN JOHOR BARU
Housewife reunited with son abducted in carjacking
JOHOR BARU, June 5 — A housewife nearly lost a child in a carjacking incident in Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai here yesterday.
Recounting the 11.30am incident, Khazlim Saat, 35, said she had left her three children, Nor Sabrina Damiah Mohd Hisham, six, Nor Sofea Hadirah, four, and Mohd Ryan Hazim, still a toddler, in her Perodua Myvi car with the engine still running in front of a grocery shop as she dashed in to buy some household goods.
Main – Malaysia – Housewife reunited with son abducted in …www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/housewife… – Cached
3 June 2012 | Last updated at 01:55PM
Lam Thye: Introduce “safe community” concept
KUALA LUMPUR: Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye today suggested that the authorities introduce a “Safe Community” concept in view of serious crime rates and public concern about safety issues.
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Police trying to match suspects’ identities
POLICE are trying to match descriptions of two men who tried to abduct a woman from a shopping mall car park on Sunday with photographs of known criminals to identify the culprits.
District deputy police chief Supt Meor Hamdan Meor Mohamad said images from the CCTV recording of the incident were blur.
“The photofits we have are based on the facial description provided by the victim when she lodged a police report,” he said.
He said police will not release any photofit of the duo for time being as they need to analyse them first.
Forensic experts are examining the CCTV recording to reconstruct the incident timeline.
A twist in the tale of the babysitter and dead 4-month-old baby
Saturday June 2, 2012
Cops: Baby died of suffocation
By CHRISTINA TAN
BATU PAHAT: The babysitter of a four-month-old girl who was found dead in a bush near Tasik Y on Thursday has been arrested, amid claims by two other parents that she had abused their infants.
District police chief Asst Comm Din Ahmad said police detained her after a post-mortem on Lim Xin Yao showed that she died of suffocation.
“Initial investigations showed that the baby had died on Wednesday before her body was discovered by joggers at about 7pm on Thursday,” he said here yesterday.
ACP Din said the babysitter had earlier told investigators that she had left the baby alone in her Proton Wira at about 4.30am on Wednesday at Tasik Y as she was putting up a notice for a babysitting job on a lamp post 5m away.
Our hearts go out to the poor baby, dead, and to the grieving parents
What was the baby sitter doing out there at 4.30am? But then why are our streets unsafe even at that time of the night?
Friday June 1, 2012
Missing baby girl found dead
By CHRISTINA TAN
BATU PAHAT: A four-month-old infant who went missing after her babysitter was attacked by three would-be rapists has been found dead.
Her body was discovered by joggers at 7pm yesterday at Tasik Y, just about 400m from where she was last placed inside a Proton Wira.
The baby, Lim Xiu Yao (pic), was initially left alone in the Proton Wira at about 4.30am on Wednesday at Tasik Y when her babysitter was putting up a notice for babysitting jobs on a lamppost just 5m away.
Suddenly, three men appeared and grabbed the babysitter, who is a 42-year-old single mother, district police chief Asst Comm Din Ahmad said.
Curve Shopping Mall appeals for help from the public
PETALING JAYA (May 31, 2012): The Curve Shopping Mall centre manager Jazmi Kamarudin has appealed for the public’s assistance to provide more information to solve its recent crime incidents.
In a statement to theSun, Jazmi expressed his regret to the victims on behalf of the shopping mall’s management team, adding that their current priority is to work with the authorities to apprehend the perpetrators.
He was responding to two incidents which involved two employees who were robbed of RM80,000 yesterday while attempting to deposit the monies to a bank located on the ground floor.
Citizen aid sees crime rates falling 15pc
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Support from citizens helped police cut crime rates by over 15 per cent for January and February, which saw reported cases dip to 22,596 from 26,719 a year ago.
… street crime, in particular, saw a sharp decline over the same period, dropping to 3,095 from 6,425 last year — an over 50 per cent fall.
www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/citizen-aid… – Cached
Daring mall robbery soon after basement terror
HARDLY 24 hours after Internet marketeer, Chin Xin Ci, 25, was bundled into her car before being assaulted and robbed at the Curve, Mutiara Damansara basement carpark by two men, another pair or robbers struck at a store on the second floor of the mall and fled with RM90,000.
The robbers flung curry powder on the faces of two female employees and grabbed a bag containing the weekend takings at 10.45am on Monday.
The women, aged 28 and 33, suffered burning sensation in the eyes, said the group chief executive of Daiso, Steven Choo.
Daiso is a Japanese franchise outlet that sells all items for RM5.
Choo said his employees were confronted by two men while walking towards the elevator to go to the bank on the lower ground.
He claimed a security guard failed go to the aid of the women when they raised an alarm.
Choo said the robbers took their time to take the elevator to the ground floor to escape and questioned why the guard had not alerted security about the robbers making a getaway.
Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Supt Meor Hamdan Meor Mohamad said both the employees had lodged reports and that video surveillance tape of the incident was being reviewed.
He allayed fears that the robbers were the same who had attacked Chin.
www.mmail.com.my/story/daring-mall-robbery-soon-after… – Cached
Thursday May 31, 2012
‘Curry powder’ robbers escape with RM80,000
PETALING JAYA: Less than 24 hours after Internet marketeer Chin Xin-Ci was nearly abducted at the car park of a shopping mall, two women were robbed of RM80,000 from the same place on Monday.
The two, who work at a Japanese goods store on the second floor of The Curve, wanted to go to a bank on the ground floor to deposit the takings for the past three days.
They were about to enter the lift at 10.45am when two men came by and threw curry powder at their faces before grabbing the bag containing the RM80,000.
The men, who were not wearing masks, escaped in a blue Proton Wira parked outside the mall.
Deputy OCPD Supt Meor Hamdan Meor Mohamad said police had a CCTV recording of the incident.
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/31/nation/… – Cached
Tuesday May 29, 2012 MYT 8:37:02 PM
Feisty marketeer fights off would-be rapists at mall car park
By REGINA LEE
PETALING JAYA: An Internet marketeer had a close shave with a couple of rapists when she was nearly abducted from the car park of The Curve shopping mall here.
However, the feisty Chin Xin-Ci put up a fight and jumped out off the moving car just as it was exiting the car park.
Recounting the harrowing experience on her Facebook account, she wrote that she was loading her shopping bags onto the backseat of her boyfriend’s car when the incident took place at about 5.20pm on Sunday.
She was on her own that day.
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/29/nation/… – Cached
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Chin Pey Phuah Xin-Ci, thanks … An Internet marketeer had a close shave with a couple of rapists … when she was nearly abducted from the car park of The Curve shopping mall …