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TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG, JP
27TH FEBRUARY 2016
Salam sejahtera dan salam 1 Malaysia
YDH TAN SRI DATO’ SRI KHALID ABU BAKAR, KETUA POLIS NEGARA
YBHG DATUK KAMARUDIN MD ALI, NAIB PENGERUSI MCPF
YDH CP DATUK SERI MOHMAD BIN SALLEH
PENGARAH JABATAN SIASATAN JENAYAH, PDRM BUKIT AMAN
YDH CP DATO’ TAJUDDIN MD ISA
KETUA POLIS KUALA LUMPUR
YDH DATO’ LOW HONG SOON
TIMBALAN KETUA POLIS KUALA LUMPUR
YBHG DATO’ WILLIAM LIM
PENGERUSI MCPF KUALA LUMPUR
AHLI-AHLI EXCO MCPF PUSAT DAN KUALA LUMPUR
PARA PEGAWAI PDRM
YBHG DATO’ SRI-DATO’ SRI, DATUK- DATUK
PARA WAKIL MEDIA
TUAN-TUAN & PUAN-PUAN
Firstly, on behalf of Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the IGP YDH Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for attending and officiate our program this morning.
Ladies and gentleman, for information, program this morning was jointly organized by MCPF and Kuala Lumpur police. I take this opportunity to thank police Kuala Lumpur and MCPF KL for the joint effort in making this program successful.
Roundtable discussion program is MCPF efforts to forge closer relations between communities and the police. Besides, it is also intended to seek the views and comments of the community to enhance the level of service to the community by the authorities.
Last year MCPF has organized Round Table Discussion in several states such as Kedah, Perak, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. This year MCPF also plans to hold this program in Terengganu, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak.
INFORMATION ON MCPF
Before I continue let me share little bit about Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF)
Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) is a Non-Government Organisation, was established on January 11th 1993. It is a Chapter of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, which is based in Tokyo, Japan and is the first Chapter to be established outside Japan. (MCPF is also a non-profit organisation).
The launching of the Foundation was officiated by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who was also the Patron of MCPF then.
The present patron is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak. Our Chairman is YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs. The Deputy Chairman is YDH Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid Bin Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Police, Royal Malaysian Police. Besides the Chairman and his Deputy, there are 34 members in the Executive Council of MCPF, which is the highest body in MCPF. These members are prominent figures from both the public and private sectors.
Objectives of this Foundation are :
i) To promote public awareness in crime prevention at all times
ii) To get public participation in crime prevention efforts of the government and other interested parties
iii) MCPF also aims to contribute to the enhancement of effective measures for crime prevention and treatment of offenders. The ultimate goal is peace, stability and zero crime level in our country.
In order to realize this objective is achieved, the foundation carries out various crime prevention programs throughout Malaysia .
Ladies and gentleman,
Crime and criminal activities have become a matter of importance to all Malaysians. Every day we are always presented with the news of crime whether street crime, violent crime or property crime.
Many of these crimes are violent, which in most cases leave deep emotional scars on the victim.
In reality to expect a country that is completely free of crime is impossible. But what is possible is to take all necessary measures to reduce crime or to prevent crime. Crime prevention is the attempt of various sectors, disciplines and concerted action. So Crime Prevention is Everyone's Responsibility.
Crime Index released by the police, it is evident that in Malaysia CRIME TREND decreased annually in recent years. This clearly shows that the initiative introduced by the police in reducing crime managed to fruition.
Crime Prevention and Community safety (JPJJK) Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) established recently to ensure the assignment of crime prevention carried out more regularly and systematically.
I strongly believe JPJKK Bukit Aman under the supervision of YCD CP Dato Acryl Sani, will continue to be active and move forward with the introduction of various crime prevention programs covering all levels of society.
Ladies and gentleman,
Crime is a problem and the enemies of the people and can only be overcome after we have combined integrated energy of the society itself. Crime prevention is a shared responsibility that is often underscored by the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF)
We are aware that crime can happen anywhere, therefore it is very important if we know the action to be taken in order to prevent ourselves from becoming easy targets of criminals.
There is no point of us emerging but at the same time more and more people live squeezed fear and feel threatened by crime. Therefore, the government must continue to take steps to eradicate poverty, unemployment and injustice in the social integration aimed at protecting them from engaging in criminal activities.
I sincerely hope that through round table discussions this morning, participants will be able to give their views and constructive proposals that could help the authorities in implementing reduce crime.
Ladies and gentleman,
Once again i like to thank YDH IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar , YBhg Datuk Kamarudin Ali, the police chief of KL, members of the panel and all who were involved in the program this morning. I also thank the MATIC who has given us the venue to run the program today.