Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Big bikes for Motorcycle Patrol Unit

Posted by Smookiekins On 3/26/2013 11:47:00 AM

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah police contingent has received 34 Kawasaki Ninja 250cc motorcycles from the Home Ministry to be used by the Motorcycle Patrol Unit.

The motorcycles will be distributed to Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and several other districts including Keningau and Kudat to boost patrols in crime prevention.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he hoped to see the unit give a positive impact on crime fighting and therefore ensure peace and security.

He also congratulated Sabah police for reducing the crime index in the state for the two categories of violent crime and property crime.

There were 6,003 cases reported in 2012 compared to 6,617 the previous year which is a drop of 9.28 per cent.

Street crime also dropped by 47.99 per cent from 871 cases in 2009 to 453 cases in 2012.

“The statistics clearly show that the police force is able to meet the expectations of a society that has become more aware of their security and well-being. Congratulations!” said Musa when delivering his speech at the 206th Police Day celebration held at the Kepayan Police Headquarters here yesterday.

The Royal Malaysian Police is now in its second phase of the National Key Results Area – Reducing Crime under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP 2.0) for 2013- 2015.

Musa acknowledged that the duties of a policeman were not easy particularly when confronted with security challenges that had become more complex.

“Current developments show that we are not just facing various challenges within the context of crime but also the threat of terrorists.

“All these demand that security agencies especially the police to address them firmly, strategically and effectively for the sake of national security and public order.

“The State Government is most satisfied with the level of professionalism, dedication and high spirit shown by the security forces such as the police in executing their duties. This includes dealing with the incursion and ambush on our security forces in Semporna and more recently, implementing Ops Daulat in Lahad Datu.

“We are aware of certain irresponsible quarters who try to trivialise the sacrifices of our security personnel in dealing with the incursion despite some of them having been killed while doing what had been entrusted to them.

“But the fact is that Malaysians from all walks of life have come together as one to stand up for these men and fully support them,” he said.

Source : New Sabah Times 
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