Thursday, February 01, 2007

Nero fiddling while Rome burns

Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang revealed frightening crime stats. Ever since AAB became Internal Security Minister (as well as PM), the occurrences of crime have sky-rocketed.

malaysiakini which reported on the shocking revelation asked of us one scary question, a question that has been based, no not on the DAP figures, but on the latest police crime statistics:
"Will you be the next victim?"

The bloody obvious conclusion? The crime situation in the country has gone out of control, and malaysiakini wryly stated that this is hardly a surprise to most Malaysians.

On the average, 6.7 women in the country are getting raped daily while 1.65 persons are murdered everyday, not to mention that recently police officers have been charged with the murder of a Mongolian model.

Hmmm, I wonder whether the murder stats included those who died in mysterious circumstances while under police detention.

The nation’s crime index recorded an almost 45% increase in crime cases from 2003 till last year.

Lim Kit Siang wanted to know whether AAB has been aware that since he became Internal Security Minister in October 2003, the crime cases have soared, not unlike the takeoff performance of an Airbus ACJ 319 VIP jet.


Probably not, as he has been in elegant ‘don’t know’ for a fair while - which makes me a 'liar' in AAB's eyes.

Lim said the public had high hopes of better law enforcement when AAB announced
the establishment of the Royal Police Commission in 2003. But alas, their hopes were shot down like a B-52 over Hanoi during the height of the Vietnam War.

Lim said:
“In fact, at the press conference after announcing the formation of the commission on Dec 29, 2003, Abdullah referred specifically to reducing crime rate from 167,173 cases in 2000 to 156,469 in 2001 and 149,042 in 2002.”

In 2006 it turned out to be 225,836.


Lim said that the worsening crime index appeared as though the royal commission’s
125 proposals to create an efficient and world-class police force to check crime has been a ‘total waste of time and public resource’.

He asked AAB to admit the failures of the internal security ministry and that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), promised for eons by AAB, be raised again in Parliament in March.

Lim expressed surprise (?) in The New Straits Times (NST) publishing a total crime index figure that's vastly different from those published on the police official
website. As mentioned the police figure for 2006 was 225,836 but the NST figure for the same periodwas 198,622. The NST did not state its source for the stats.

He asked whether somebody in the government has deliberately ameliorated the frightening crime figures in the country. If he doesn't watch it, AAB may call him a 'liar'.

15 comments:

  1. Besides the alarming crime rate, you highlighted a very interesting discovery on the crime figures, both from the spin paper and the copper's website.

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  2. One of the reasons crime rate is skyrocketing is because the economy/business and people has problem in earning a decent living.

    Just ask anyone involved in business, he or she will say business is bad ; "susahlah"; 'perniagaan teruk 'etc etc.
    Umemployment especially amongst graduates is very high if you care to check (nevemind the official statistics which usually do not show the real situation).

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  3. how alarming!

    people nowadays also talked about how people are getting more aggressive, fierce, wild, angry, frustrated - hence they resort to crime. and why is that so? why were they aggressive? due to their upbringing? due to the system?

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  4. What type of stats do you expect from the NST when its godpapa failed his Statistics paper and hence was barred from enrolling in the B. Economics course in MU?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Ahmad_Badawi

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  5. Unfortunately the breakdown of the crime list is not shown or detailed much here. My guess would be most likely that the crime number soars is probably due to the snatch-thief cases (which we heard of a lot last year) and etc. If we have the idea what crime is increasing in trend (murder might not increasing as the rate of snatch-thief), then we might have better caution about the surroundings and offers right solution for targeted problem.

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  6. I am a libertarian and as such I consider prostitution as non-crime but a noble profession where women can earn a living. I call for legalising prostitution, dadah trafficking, gambling and alcohol, which could increase business oppurtunities.

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  8. rajan, 'dadah trafficking' is acceptable to a libertarian?

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  9. Well, Rajan, if we look at the statistik carefully (http://www.rmp.gov.my/rmp03/statindeks2006.htm), even though we legalised Narcotic, the overall crime is still high. As a matter of fact, narcotic-related crime drops slightly from 20,384 in year 2005 to 19,914 cases in year 2006. So even if you "legalised" the drug-user and drug trafficking, it does not help much in KTemoc's case.
    By the way, what makes you define only women can earn living from prostituition? Men can not make it as a career too?

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  10. The one with the nick "__earth" above is not me. It's Garywbush impersonating me. To the admin, please delete that comment.

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  11. also ktemoc, if you know the person IP address, please pass over that info. This is the second time he/she has been impersonating me. I'm gathering information on him.

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  12. its a combination of many factors but the buck has to stop at the police. resources are to be channelled properly to provide security and solve crimes. hey, we dont need more traffic police manning speed traps; especially targetting speeders at 6 lanes highway with speed limit of 80!

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  13. post deleted at request of the 'real' _earth ;-)

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  14. __earth you wrote:

    The one with the nick "__earth" above is not me. It's Garywbush impersonating me. To the admin, please delete that comment.

    You have shown no proof that Garywbush is "impersonating" you but yet you throw blind accusations. Do you consider slander/libel to constitute free speech?

    I doubt that you have even trademarked the nick "__earth", so how can you claim it is your property!

    Its amazing that Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams who claims to be libertarian, green and humanist is spreading libel that Garywbush is "impersonating" him and Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams has exclusive rights to the nick "__earth"!

    As far as I see it, you (Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams) are a habitually dishonest person who posts lots of untruth and considers libel to be free speech - that is why you opposed NSTP lawsuit against Jeff Ooi!

    You (Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams) are only using "free speech" and other human rights to further your evil agenda, which seems to be to bring that Islamic fascist organisation, PAS to power and build a theocratic dictatorship.

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  15. Gosh, I should click on your comments more often. I'm not the "Rajan Rishyakaran" above. I have a Blogger account; anything else is an impersonation.

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