‘Fewer crimes committed in Padawan this year’

The Borneo Post

KUCHING, 19 OCTOBER 2015 - The Padawan District recorded 698 crime cases between January and October this year – a drastic decrease of 23.3 per cent compared to 910 cases over the same period last year.

Padawan deputy police chief DSP Yap Fui Lee said: "Although the crime index went down by about a quarter, the number of motorcycle thefts increased from 388 cases last year to 402 cases this year."

He urged residents in Padawan to work closely with the police by offering information so that his men could act in time.

“The crime watch committee you are going to have is very good and we appreciate the initiative, which is on a voluntary basis, to look after your own neighbourhood,” he said at a dialogue with over 100 residents of Jalan Dogan and Jalan Arang held at Big Mouth Food Court at Jalan Dogan here yesterday.

“We must take the lead in ensuring the security in our place by looking after your neighbour’s house and in return, your neighbour will also help watch your house.

“Crime watch is a positive act, and hopefully a progressive one. When you see any suspicious character, take note of it and spread the word. You can even help the police to identify criminals,” he said.

Yap believed that positive attitude and good leadership could play a huge role in deterring and reducing crime in any neighbourhood.

Make everybody aware of the situation. In fact, neighbourhood watch committee is not a new concept as it has been practised in Malaysia since 1986.

He also called on victims to report theft cases, or the authorities would not be able to obtain a clearer picture of what was happening on the ground.

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