No gangsterism in Sarawak schools, says state police chief

ADIB POVERA


KOTA SAMARAHAN: There are no schools in Sarawak which are plagued by gangsterism, says Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor.


Mazlan, however, said police are ready to deploy its school liaison officers if elements of gangsterism are found in schools in the state.


“All is well at the moment. The situation (at all schools in the state) is under control.


“The police are working closely with the State Education Department to detect and stamp out any gangsterism activities in schools.


“On our part, we are constantly checking on gangsterism activities related to school students,” he told reporters during his visit to the Sarawak’s General Hospital’s Heart Centre, in conjunction with the 210th Police Day Celebration, here today.


Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had yesterday said police have placed several schools with reports of gangsterism among students under its watch.


Mazlan, meanwhile, also reiterated the call by Khalid to urge all quarters, including school management and parents, from concealing gangsterism activities.


“Please come forward and report to us if you know if gangsterism activities are taking place at schools.


“Take precautionary measures and do not wait until such activities have ruined the schools or affected other people,” he said.