Tuesday 31 July 2012

Pakatan says to channel more funds towards fighting crime

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 —The federal opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today said that it would redeploy more resources to the police for criminal investigation to cut the crime rate if it takes power at the next general election.

PR leaders said today the coalition’s proposals would be contained in its alternative Budget 2013 proposals.
“We have decided the current need of Malaysians is crime investigation and crime prevention,” said PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (picture) at a press conference after PR’s weekly meeting.

PR plans to redeploy police officers from “non-priority” departments to the police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
PR also pointed out that the police’s budget allocated for criminal investigation had only increased by eight per cent annually from 2010 to 2012.

The opposition pact compared it to the spending for internal security and public order which had an overall increase of 72.45 per cent in the same period of time, the highest spike in the police’s budget.


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