The Global Peace Index for Malaysia in 2011 ranks Malaysia in the 20th place [Click here].
In fact, even though the public perception of the crime in Malaysia is high, the truth is that it is lower [Click here].
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during his visit to Terengganu said that besides increasing the police presence, Rela members could be placed in public areas such as malls, schools and in places where there were high occurances of snatch thefts to put a stop on such crimes.
Meanwhile, NGOs believe that making sure of the safety of customers should be the top priority of shopping mall operators due to the recent robberies and attacks on women.
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, vice chairman of Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) praised the meeting between the police and the association of shopping complexes and high rise building management (PPK) as a good initiative to get the ball rolling in upgrading the security measures.
What should you do if you see a victim of a violent crime? Will you stop to help him/her or will you just ignore them?
This is a reader's comment to The Star about what happened to Tan Kim Chuan [Click here] who was ignored by 7 passers-by after she was lying still on the tarred road subsequently to falling victim to snatch thefts.
Readers can read more about a related article [Click here].