Saturday, October 3, 2009

Malaysia to adopt Intelligence-led Policing

The Home Ministry is getting more money to buy motorcycles and deploy mobile police stations in 50 hotspots in four states as part of a national offensive against street crimes. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said an allocation has also been approved to buy motorcycles for policemen to maintain control in those areas.

Hishammuddin Hussein

"Police omnipresence is important. We hope their presence in these hotspots can be felt by the people and they know we are serious in tackling street crimes," he said today after chairing his ministry's weekly post-cabinet meeting. He said the cabinet has also agreed that the ministry works closely with a local company to set up mobile police stations in the hotspots in Penang, Selangor, Federal Territory and Johor.

"It is more practical to have mobile units because we do not expect the hotspots to be permanent. One day, we hope, the black areas will be turned into white areas," he said. Reducing the number of street crimes is one of the Key Result Areas (KRA) for the ministry.

Hishammuddin said he has also instructed that the intelligence-led policing approach be adopted, whereby all available resources including special branch officers and plainclothes personnel will be utilised.

In addition, the ministry has set up a special unit to discuss with the local authorities ways to modify existing CCTV cameras so that they can also be used to detect criminals, apart from monitoring traffic.



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