Role Of Officers Will Be Restructured To Reduce Street Crimes
Saturday, 01 August 2009 05:25
The role of officers at ministry, department and agency level will be restructured aimed at reducing street crimes by 20 percent.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the move which involves himself and his two deputies was to ensure that decisions to tackle crime would be monitored closely.
The move was in line with the wishes and announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recently, he said in a statement here Friday.
With the move, officers would be given specific roles to monitor preventive, enforcement, rehabilitation, prosecution, among others.
"For example, Deputy Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop will focus on rehabilitation while the other Deputy Minister Tuan Jelaing anak Mersat will monitor enforcement."
Hishammuddin said he together with the Prime Minister's Department would focus on prosecution and the creation of special courts to try street crime cases and community service cases.
"I will discuss ways to expand the role of the Civil Defence Department (JPAM) and the People's Volunteer Corps (RELA). Cooperation of the Youth and Sports Ministry is also needed."
He said crime prevention would also be stepped up with involvement of the Federal Territories Ministry to ensure that adequate lighting and closed-circuit cameras were installed at public places.
A police officer from Bukit Aman with the status of department director would also be appointed to ensure that decisions made by the ministry could be smoothly implemented.
Hishammuddin also said the community would be more involved and that the ministry would expand cooperation with non-governmental organisations (NGO).
"I want to make the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation the main NGO centre to coordinate community involvement."
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