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In a Yahoo! Malaysia poll run on the subject recently, over 80% of respondents said they felt the country was unsafe.
Only 3,000 out of about 20,000 polled felt the country was a safe place to live in.
Yahoo! Malaysia’s poll was created to gauge the reaction of the public to the spate of crimes in major cities lately. In the past few weeks, there have been many reports of people being attacked and robbed in shopping malls as well as falling victim to snatch thieves.
The crimes that have especially shocked Malaysians include a recent attack on an elderly man in One Utama shopping mall, in Bandar Utama. Most users reacted sympathetically to the victim and criticized the police force and security measures taken to protect citizens.
Facebook user Jack Jayprakash said that even if Malaysia had a million policemen, there would not be a reduction of crime.
“Malaysia policemen are busy catching people who never wear helmet, never tighten seatbelt and parked wrongly [sic],” he wrote.
Meanwhile, James Hew defended shopping mall guards, calling Malaysians to be alert as there are many robberies happening at all times of the day…Read More