Dr. Cheah Soon Hai urges Police to bring the snatchers to justice quickly
police should set their primary task on curbing snatch thefts apart from stepping up routine patrol, to draft a better plan and action rather than allow the recurrence of crimes that are threatening the people’s lives and belongings.
Friday, 13 July 2012
Concerning to the fatal snatch theft cases happened in Melaka and Penang recently, Gerakan Head of Central Bureau on Environment, Safety and Quality of Life, Dr. Cheah Soon Hai urges the police to track down the snatch thieves and bring them to justice as soon as possible in order to appease public’s panic and unrest.
Dr. Cheah Soon Hai extends his condolences and sympathy to the victims and their families. At the same time, he also condemns the inhumane actions by the snatch thieves that caused harm to the life of innocent people simply because of money and valuable things, it is a “murder and gain” wicked action that evokes public indignation.
Referring to the snatch theft cases happened in Melaka and Penang recently, it once again indicates that the public safety is alarming, it sends the public into panic and worry they might become the next victim.
In view of this, Dr.Cheah opines that the police should set their primary task on curbing snatch thefts apart from stepping up routine patrol, to draft a better plan and action rather than allow the recurrence of crimes that are threatening the people’s lives and belongings.
Dr. Cheah Soon Hai, who is also Kedah Derga State Assemblyman suggests the government to amend existing criminal laws to impose heavier penalties on snatch thieves, especially on those who inflict casualties on victims, by charging them for attempted murder.
“Local government may as well show their concern on this problem by setting up more closed-circuit television (CCTV) and crime warning signs in crime-prone areas in order to alert the public and also to monitor the areas. At the same time, local government should improve their street lighting system especially in dark places to reduce the probability of crime in those areas.”
He also urges the public to establish neighbourhood watch instead of being apathy. Conversely, public should provide immediate help and attention by rescuing the precious life once they find themselves encountering the dire situation after a crime involving casualties, in order to build a caring society and to lead Malaysia on becoming a harmony and peaceful country.