Thursday, July 23, 2009

PR mahu Ketua Polis Negara dipecat..

Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

Pakatan Rakyat is holding a parliamentary roundtable on Tuesday (28 July) to remove the police chief and to look for a new one.
The parliamentary roundtable, which is convened by the Pakatan Rakyat parliamentary leadership under Anwar Ibrahim (PKR), Hadi Awang (PAS)and Lim Kit Siang (DAP) is inviting all Members of Parliament, whether Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional, from both houses, Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara, as well as leaders of professional and human right organizations, NGOs, civic organizations and concerned stakeholders to jointly deliberate on how to restore to Malaysians two lost fundamental rights--to be free from crime and the fear of crime, PR said in a statement Thursday.

"In recent years, the crime rate in the country has reached endemic proportion making the streets, public places and even the privacy of our homes unsafe to Malaysians, visitors and investors," it said.

I quoted the Dzaiddin Police Royal COmmission as saying in May 2005 commenting on the latest crime statistics available to it, i.e. 156,455 incidents of crime in 2004, which was an increase of 29 percent from 121,176 cases in 1997.

"The increase seriously dented Malaysia's reputation as a safe country. Malaysians in general, the business sector and foreign investors grew increasingly concerned with the situation. The fear was that, if the trend continues, there would be major social and economic consequences for Malaysia. A survey of 575 respondents from the public carried out by the Commission clearly demonstrates the extremely widespread concern among all ethnic groups and foreign residents. Between 82.2 percent and 90 percent of the respondents, or 8 to 9 persons in every 10, were concerned with the occurrence of crime," the statement said.

"The Police Royal Commission recommended "As an immediate measure, PDRM should target a minimum of 20 percent decrease in the number of crimes committed for each category within 12 months of this Report's acceptance and implementation."
"Instead of achieving the Police Royal Commission's target of reducing the intolerably high incidence of crime of 156,455 cases in 2004 by 20 percent in 12 months (i.e. 125,164 cases), the reverse took place.

From the latest statistics given in Parliament, crime index have galloped to break the 200,000 mark, with the incidence of crime shooting up to 209,582 in 2007 and 211,645 in 2008."

The statement which is ssued on bealf of PR by DAP said in the seven years from 1997 to 2004, crime index increased by 29%, but in the four years from 2004 to 2008 crime index increased by 35.5%.

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