|Syed Zahar ([email protected])|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:46|
There have been heated debates of late over the string of crimes, including high-profile cases, in the country. The Malaysian Insider reported that authorities have sought to downplay citizens’ concerns over crime, saying crime rate statistics do not support the perception. The news portal added that the government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) has blamed the media for “sensationalizing” crime.
“They should work closely with the police on communicating the cases that they have successfully solved. Sometimes, we need to arrest the doom and gloom by also focusing on the positives,” Pemandu chief Idris Jala (right) was quoted as saying in an interview.