Saturday, 16 March 2013


REPORTING.....Mr. Lee reporting his case to the KK MP.   

THE GENERAL public is worried over the many cases of theft, robbery, and house break-in in the Kota Kinabalu City recently. The people are living in fear and worry sick about the security day and nights. In fact many of the cases were not reported to the police and solely for the reason that even thought there is a report made but usually there is no result in catching them.

This is serious because the public is losing confident in the performance of the police force. Many cases were still not solved until today.

The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Hiew King Cheu received a Mr. Lee (name not to be mentioned) who filed a case with him about a snatch thief who snatched away an item of his expensive Chinese medicine right under the eyes of many people.

This happened in a Lido eatery and it had happened so fast that Lee instantly stood up and gave a chase after the two snatch thieves who ran off with a Kancil. He was lucky because there was a traffic jam on the main road, and the two snatch thieves did not go very far.

They were arrested by the traffic police who had just arrived at the scene, and brought back to the police station for detention and questioning.

Mr. Lee said he felt really shocked that even in a public place like an eatery a crime can happen just like that. What went wrong with our society and security?

The people are no longer safe and our safety is being compromised. If these thieves can robbed me in broad daylight, what else can we expect in dark nights?

We are living in our self-made prison now and behind bars. He urges the police can assist him to speed up the investigation on this case and punish the snatchers. He said he also heard that this type of case would take a long time to bring the people to stand trail and to be punished. Now the snatch thieves are out from the police detention on bail.

The KK MP Hiew King Cheu said there should be more policemen patrolling the streets everyday and especially at night. He said now we see lesser policemen walking the streets especially in strategic zones.

The police department always gives the excuse of not enough manpower, and this doesn’t help to solve the matter. They should at least try to station some policemen in the crowded area and even in the housing estate. This will help to deter and frighten off the bad people from committing crimes.

On the other hand, the MP hopes that the efficiency of the police investigation to fight crimes can be improved, so that those who had committed an offense and crime can be brought to justice soonest possible. This is especially so in a city like Kota Kinabalu, we really need a strong team of police officers to maintain our safety. (DAP Media)

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