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Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

260,000 criminals roaming our streets since EO abolished?

Home Minister’s maths shows quarter-million hardcore criminals in Malaysia


'...According to Ahmad Zahid, there are about 260,000 criminals roaming Malaysian streets after the Emergency Ordinance (EO) was abolished in 2011.
Ahmad Zahid told the Umno-owned Mingguan Malaysia that the police had reached this statistic based on 2,600 former detainees released from Simpang Renggam detention centre.
“Each has his hardcore followers. If each of the released detainees had 10 right-hand men, this translated to 26,000 who are with them.
“Then these right-hand men have their own set of right-hand men. Multiply this to the earlier 26,000 and you have 260,000,” the Umno vice-president told the paper.'


I think the Home Minister's explanation is too simplistic and does not make sense.

Based on common sense, any criminal put in jail or detention would have lost his influence. Any gang leader can only maintain his 'machais' or henchmen when he has the money to provide for them. No money, no 'machais' in our realistic and materialistic world. In some cases, he could be in because he was played out by his former gang members for one reason or other. Since his release, he might be out to get revenge on those who betrayed him, and this might be the cause of some of the killings of those with criminal record or background.

The reality is that at any given time, those who are involved with dubious and illegal businesses like illegal casinos; licensed or unlicensed night clubs and massage parlours as fronts for prostitution; loan sharking; and the like, are the ones who have real influence and have certain police and gangsters on their unofficial payroll. With official and unofficial protection, they could run their businesses almost hassle-free. These are the people who are still active and successful in their shady businesses who have hangers-on running into a hundred in numbers, in the way explained by Dr. Zahid. I find it hard to believe that someone just out of detention has the same kind of influence which he might have before. He will have to look for employment with those who are now active and powerful and might get back to his old criminal ways.

Looking at the figures mentioned by Zahid, there are almost 1% of our population who are criminals roaming our streets since 2011!

"This shocking 260,000 army of criminals is more than the combined numbers of police personnel of 112,583 and the Malaysian armed forces of 124,000," said Lim.
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If we were to deduct from police personnel, those in administration and Special Branch (spying on opposition politicians) and others not involved in criminal investigation, then it is even more alarming indeed.


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