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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Proham: Cops need to do more to tackle serious crimes

Although community policing has been strengthened, the police have not been very successful in addressing street and serious crimes, according to Proham. Its secretary-general Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria said although police must be credited for facilitating networking between Rukun Tetangga and the National Unity and Integrity Department, the major concern was that feedback was weak after a police report was lodged.
He said police personnel were also lacking “personal touch” as was the case previously when sergeants would interact with residents. These days, he said such officers moved in vehicles.
Dr Denison said as the police tackled crime, Malaysians should play a supporting role in ensuring that criminals were behind bars through the formal legal system.
Dr Denison will be among seven panellists at a public forum organised by Asli and the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation on Saturday on “A Review of Current Legislation and other Measures to Fight Crimes Effectively”.
The forum, held with the support of the police and the Home Ministry, will make recommendations to the authorities on countering crime. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will open the forum. Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail will deliver a special address.
Other panellists are Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi Ho, Bar Council Human Rights Committee co-chair Andrew Khoo, International Islamic University Assoc Prof Shamrahayu A. Aziz, Pemandu senior analyst Farah Intan Burhanuddin, USM Assoc Prof Dr P. Sundramoorthy and Federal Crime Prevention De­­partment Director Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob.
Those interested to attend can e-mail
Star Press August 21, 2013


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