Politicians must come together to help police fight crime: Perak MB

ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF


IPOH: To reduce the number of criminal cases in the state, elected representatives should come together and play an active role in fighting crime, as law enforcement should not be left to the police alone.

"As elected representatives, (we should work together, regardless of our political affiliation)," Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said.

He was responding to a supplementary question from A. Sivasubramaniam (DAP-Buntong) at the State Legislative Assembly here today.

Sivasubramaniam had asked the state government on measures being taken to reduce crime in Perak, including addressing the issue of threats being made by criminals against traders at the Buntong market here.

Zambry said the state government believes that the police have their own procedures to fight crime in the area and are not taking a 'wait and see' approach.

"We can see how policemen are effective in taking action against criminals. If anybody has information on criminal activities, please come forward immediately," he added.

On the original question by Sivasubramaniam in regard to criminal cases in Buntong, Zambry said a total of 72 cases were recorded last year, compared to 86 in 2015.

"We can see a drop in criminal cases and this shows that the Buntong area is safe," he added.