Media statement by DAP Selangor
Secretary Lau Weng San on 11th January 2007 in Petaling Jaya:
Selangor Police Contingents should buck up to fight rising crime in
After the infamous Nurin Jazrin Jazimin incident last year, another girl
has gone missing when five-year-old victim Sharlinie Mohd Nashar
disappeared while playing about 200m from her house in Taman Dato Harun,
Petaling Jaya on 9th January 2008, in which the police believed that she
was abducted by stranger.
Such case is not new to Malaysians or Selangorians as the country was
shocked by the abduction of 8-year-old Nurin Jazrin Jazimin last year.
Unless something is to be done by Selangor Police Contingents, else we
will continue to witness series of young-girl abductions in Selangor. In
fact, the latest crime statistic released by Bukit Aman Police
Headquarters tells how serious is crime rate in Selangor.
Bukit Aman Police headquarters had on Tuesday announced the latest crime
index of Malaysia for year 2007 and Selangor recorded a hike of 21.86
percent in serious crime, which was also the fourth highest in the
country in 2007, signifying worrying trend that the people can no longer
feel safe inside and outside their homes.
If the statistic is compared with Kuala Lumpur which is located in the
centre of Selangor, one will ask why crime rate in Selangor has gone up
so high compared to our neighbour in Kuala Lumpur.
In 2007, out of a total of about 50,000 violent crimes in Malaysia,
about 15,000 cases happened in Selangor and this is about 30% of the
total number. A year before that, the percentage was only 28%,
signifying worrying trend and more and more violent crimes concentrated
in Selangor, which was self-proclaimed by the Selangor state government
as a developed state over the past two years.
Although Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are both located in the heart land of
Klang Valley, violent crime rate in Kuala Lumpur has only increased by
1.33% from 7,539 cases in 2006 to 7639 cases in 2007. It is mind-bloggling
given the fact that there can be such a huge gap when both states are
considered highly urbanized.
I hope Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan can pay
personal attention to the high crime rate in Selangor and order his
colleagues in the Selangor Police Contingents to buck up in order to
return a safe living environment to fellow Selangorians.
Lau Weng San,
DAP Selangor Secretary