JB Crime Down, But City Won’t Stop There


JB crime index down, but it’s not enough

JOHOR BARU: The overall crime index in the city has dropped by 24.5% but more need to be done to shed Johor Baru’s crime-prone image.

Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said although crime had generally dropped, it was a challenge to rid the city of the stigma.

“We are located close to other countries and sometimes their media labels Johor Baru as an unsafe city,” he said during an official visit to the Johor Baru South police district headquarters yesterday.

He said the only way to counter it was to continue lowering the crime index.

“The police have already done a good job by lowering street crime by a massive 54.8% and this surpasses the National Key Result Area (NKRA) target,’’ he added.

Ghani said the Johor Baru South police district had been given 206 more men for various duties.

“Currently, the police district has 1,212 men who have been conducting police beats, patrols in MPVs and on motorcycles, and the special Ninja Squad to counter street crimes,” he said.

Abdul Ghani said one way to counter crimes was to focus on the drug addiction problem.

“There is a relation between drugs and crime and we need to tackle this problem,” he said.

Those fellas who think better PR will dispel ‘Islamophobia’ should take a page from Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman’s book – end the problem, and then public perception will improve!


One Response to “JB Crime Down, But City Won’t Stop There”

  1. Simon Thong Says:

    Intruder stabs part-time masseuse to death
    2011/03/16
    OHOR BARU: A part-time masseuse died while her foster daughter was seriously injured in a break-in at their home in Kampung Sri Serdang Baru here today.

    Johor Baharu North police chief ACP Ruslan Hassan said the victim, Demah Cinak, 43, was stabbed in the abdomen while her foster daughter Mahmudah, in her late 20s, was knifed in the back in the 2.30pm incident.

    “A police patrol making their rounds in the area picked up a suspect we believe is linked to the case,” he told Bernama.

    Ruslan said police were trying to establish the actual motive for the attack.

    He said Demah, who is from Indonesia, was a permanent resident and did massuese work at her home to supplement the household income.

    He added that the victim’s body was sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital mortuary while Mahmudah was sent to the same hospital for treatment.

    Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the Johor police hotline at

    Read more: Intruder stabs part-time masseuse to death http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Intruderstabspart-timemasseusetodeath/Article#ixzz1GrxJ2pXU

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