Wan Azizah invites mothers to join her anti-crime campaign
PETALING JAYA, July 31 — PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail today issued an appeal to all mothers nationwide to join the party in its latest campaign to prevent crime, tapping into a national issue that has turned emotional for many Malaysians.
When launching the “Malaysian Mothers Against Crime” Facebook page here, she pointed out that despite the public furore over the apparent rise in crime cases, the authorities have insisted on standing by statistics that show the rate has dropped.
Dr Wan Azizah (picture) noted, however, that despite its apparent denial, the government has also embarked on new security measures such as “MyDistress”, Semakan Jenayah Online, increasing Rakan Cop’s recruitment and funding as well as setting up a special committee on crime victims.
“I am curious to know, are these measures a result of our campaign against crime, together with various reports of high-profile crimes?” she asked.
She said the new measures could have been introduced with such urgency because of the opposition’s incessant campaigning against crime and highlighting of cases.
But, she said, more needed to be done to ensure that the statistics reflect reality.
“So I’m launching today a new initiative to bring crime fighting to the forefront of the national agenda.
“As a mother and grandmother, I now invite all mothers to join my Facebook page ‘Malaysian Mothers Against Crime’,” she said.
Dr Wan Azizah said the Facebook page would be open to all, particularly women, to offer their support for PKR’s efforts to highlight crime and ideas on how to prevent crime.
She said the page would encourage more participation for those who fear the country’s state of security through the sharing of ideas, pictures, news, videos and general updates on crime-related matters,
“Let mothers speak out and display our solidarity to fight crime. We can start by showing that we are not the minority, that we are not a small number.
“The powers-that-be are only responding to statistics, so let’s build the numbers and present to them the feelings of millions of ordinary Malaysians,” she said.