Malaysia

Police constantly strive to lower crime rate, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — The police are always striving to reduce the crime rate across the country, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said to Bernama Online today.

He was speaking to reporters after the launch of the Royal Malaysian Police’s Open Day at Dataran Merdeka here.

Ismail (picture) added a more visible police presence and public efforts at crime prevention had contributed to a recent drop in the crime rates of Johor, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Sarawak and Kelantan.

He stressed, however, that the country remains largely peaceful and free from incidents of serious crime.

The IGP also addressed the police’s use of social networks like Facebook and Twitter in crime prevention, saying that they are a useful means by which to share and disseminate information directly to the public. 

He also encouraged every state police headquarters as well as Bukit Aman to follow suit and set up their own Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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