IGP welcomes allocation of RM350mil

By Bernama

THE police will continue with their efforts to provide better service and reduce the crime rate in order to ensure a safer country.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the force would continue to carry out measures to enhance its preparedness to achieve these objectives.

“We will continue with efforts to reduce the crime rate nationwide so that the country will be safer as well as provide better and more efficient service to the public,” he said in a statement.

He also thanked the Government for the huge allocation of RM350mil to implement various crime prevention programmes.

Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye also welcomed the allocation.

“The allocation is necessary to enhance the security level in the country. I hope security authorities, especially the police, will utilise fully the allocation,” he said.

“Although the crime index has dropped by 16%, the main challenge facing the police force now is to convince society of its commitment to reduce the crime rate,” he added.

Lee also welcomed the Government’s plan to establish 25 more special courts. – Bernama