DAP Will Hold An Emergency Central Working Committee(CWC) Meeting Tomorrow Night On The Deteriorating Crime Situation That Is Turning Into a Full-blown Crisis In The Country And Other Related Party Issues.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.8.2013.

DAP will hold an emergency CWC meeting tomorrow night at DAP Headquarters on the deteriorating crime situation that is turning into a full-blown crisis in the country as well as discuss other related party issues. The spate of shootings throughout the country is unprecedented with a recorded shooting almost one per day since the end of last month.

Even though some leaders are away on holiday, DAP is holding this emergency meeting to respond to public fears for their safety that has affected business and caused tourism associations to publicly voice out on the adverse impact of violent crime on tourism in Malaysia.

In mid-June this year, a website report by 10awesome.com titled ‘10 Dangerous Cities In The World’, presciently named Kuala Lumpur as the sixth most dangerous city in the world. Even though police and the Federal government quickly refuted the article, they were proven painfully wrong with the wave of gun violence especially during festive holidays. The BN Federal government should not be in denial but admit that 10awesome.com was correct after all.

Despite harsh death penalty laws on possession of guns and bullets in Malaysia, the supply of guns in the hands of secret societies are so common that Malaysia appears to be like America where guns can be simply bought off retail stores. Blaming the repeal of the Emergency Ordinance(EO) that released many hardened criminals, does not fully explain how a ready supply of guns has suddenly surged in Malaysia. How did the guns enter Malaysia? The police must trace and stop the source that supplies such weapons.

Both the police and the Federal government appear completely helpless to stop the continued violent gun shootings and rise in street crimes that affect ordinary Malaysians. A quick remedial measure would be to simply put more police personnel on the streets and fighting crime. Out of the total 112,583 police personnel in uniform, only 10,150 or 9% of the police are in the Criminal Investigation Department.

This is unacceptable as the number of police personnel involved in fighting crime should not be 9% but at least 50%. In other words there should be at least 56,000 police personnel in uniform patrolling the streets and not the present 10,150. The public expects better value for money for police protection against crime, when the allocation for the police has increased by 65% in the period of 2007-2012, from RM4.22 billion in 2007 to RM5.82 billion in 2010 and RM6.98 billion in 2012.

Another long-term solution is the establishment of the Independent Police Commission of Complaints and Misconduct Commission or IPCMC to check abuses of power and corruption by the police so that police can be more efficient and professional in carrying out their duties. Further, this will stop abuses of power that allows the police to be used as a political tool against political opponents of BN instead of fighting criminals.

Transparency International has regularly listed public perception of the police as one of the most corrupt government departments. The establishment of the IPCMC would go a long way towards cleaning up the police force and transforming it as an effective fighting force against criminals and gangsters.

LIM GUAN ENG

—-Mandarin Version ——

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2013年8月11日在吉隆坡发表声明:

民主行动党将在明晚召开紧急中央工作委会讨论目前严峻到已经爆发国家危机的犯罪现况及其他党内事务。

民主行动党将在明晚召开紧急中央工作委会讨论目前严峻到已经爆发国家危机的犯罪现况及其他党内事务。自上个月底开始,全国几乎平均每天发生一宗枪击案。

虽然有些领袖一直在休假当中,行动党则召开这项紧急会议关注公众对治安不靖的恐惧,严重影响了人们做生意,连旅游公会也公开表示暴力罪案对大马旅游业造成了冲击。

今年六月中,10awesome.com 报导“全球最危险的十大城市”,吉隆坡在世界最危险的城市中名列第六。即使警方及联邦政府迅速否认该网站的报导,但如今从一浪接一浪,甚至在佳节期间的枪支暴力事件中,证明他们错了。国阵联邦政府必须承认10awesome.com所说的属实,而不应该再继续否认下去。

尽管我国对持械及枪弹的刑罚是死刑,但是黑社会的枪械供应却如此普遍,好像美国那样,可以在零售店轻易地购买到。当局责怪因为紧急法令的废除,让许多重犯获释,这无法解释为何我国那么容易买到枪支?这些枪械是如何进入我国的?警方必须追踪,阻遏这些武器的供应。

警方和联邦政府看来在阻止枪击案及影响老百姓的街头罪案方面完全束手无策。最快的方案是增加巡罗警员打击罪案。在11万2538名警员中,只有1万150名或9%的警员是属于刑事调查科。

我们实在难以接受只有9%的警员是直接打击罪案的,应该要有50%。换句话说,我们应该有5万6000名制服警员在街上巡逻,而不是现有的1万150名。警方的拨款已经在2007-2012年期间增加了65%,从2007年的42亿2000万令吉,增加至2010年的58亿2000万令吉,至2012年69亿8000万令吉,人们希望这笔拨款物有所值。

另一项长期的解决方案是成立独立警方投诉及行为不检调查委员会或IPCMC以控制警方滥权及贪污行径,那么警方才能更加有效率及专业地执行任务。而且,这也将遏止将警方利用为政治工具、对付国阵政敌的滥权行为 , 不去对付罪犯。

国际透明组织常指出警方在公众的印象中是最贪污的政府部门。成立IPCMC长期来说可以整肃警队,转型成为有效地对付罪犯及流氓的警队。

林冠英

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