Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will present statistics from a recent study on crime in full at the next Parliament session to justify the need to revive the Emergency Ordinance (EO).
According to Zahid (left), a study found that the bulk of criminal activities in the country were masterminded by former detainees who were released following the repeal of the EO in 2012.
“I obtained the statistics, which were derived empirically, that in Selangor, 90 percent of organised crimes were carried out by ex-detainees who were released from Simpang Renggam where they were held under the EO.
“I will present the statistics and the study in the Dewan Rakyat in the coming session, the September session, to prove the need for the EO,” he said during a press conference in Selayang this morning...." - Malaysiakini, 11/7/2013, Zahid to furnish crime stats to prove EO needed
Instead, Mr Minister, you should be concentrating on improving the investigation skills of the Malaysian police - so that they can find and present sufficient evidence to convince our courts that a person is guilty.If you cannot do this, then resign and let us have more competent Minister who can do this.
How is it that you can tell us that 90 percent of organized crime... surely, it indicates that you do know what is happening, but why are those involved in these organized crimes not being charged and tried? What are you waiting for? How can you be keeping track on organized crimes and not doing anything about it? As such, I would really doubt your data...better than saying that the police know and are allowing the continuance of organized crimes.
Now, it seems that Malaysians cannot even get access to crime statistics - number of murders, armed robbery, kes 'ragut', rapes, theft - these were available on the police website but on my recent visits, it is not there. Malaysians deserve to know..(If I am wrong, tell me where the statistics are - the numbers not some vague 'index')