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(Nini) Teenager held to assist police investigation January 15, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Malaysia.
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utama_sharlinie.gif (Breaking news) Police have detained a 16-year old boy from Bagan Serai, Perak, to assist with investigations, after a week since Sharlinie (Nini) was reported missing. (Source: Kosmo/Utusan)


Over the weekend, the uncle of the late Nurin Jazlin visited Taman Dato Harun and saw the police and Rela there in full force, and pondered, “…shouldn’t the Rela and Policemen and the scores of people be somewhere else looking for Nini?”

In the meantime, we are once again hearing the tiresome nonsense from politicians – from the Prime Minister to the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, pointing fingers at parents. Yes, parents should be responsible for their kids, but shouldn’t the government be responsible for safe streets in the first place?
As for the bonus project (Chinese New Year bonanza come early for some?) of supplying CCTVs (worth RM75 million), please lar. Can we have some fundamentals first, like public lighting that works or extra street lamps.

My sister, who lives in an unassuming house in Damansara Utama was burgled and later had her clothes stolen from the frontage of her house – all within the span of a month. Her neighbour was asked to pay for an extra lamp pole near his house, despite their lane being terrible dark and dinghy.

And a stone’s throw away from my place in crime-prone Kuala Lumpur in the constituency of the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, our neighbourhood playground has been pitch dark at nights for more than a year now, as the lights were all either broken or stolen. It’s becoming a haven for snatch thieves to unload their loot. Yeah, try CCTVing that, Shahrizat.

See also: RockyBru, Aisehman


1. libraa2 - January 15, 2008

There is money to be made in buying CCTV. How much of the RM75m will go into people’s pockets.
What can a CCTV capture in a dimly lit or dark lane? Who will maintain the cameras.
Ok there is a clear foreigner’s face captured on the camera, now how will the police track him? What if he goes incognito?
The government’s policy is to let the criminals do what they like and we will film them in the cat. The policy is not to make the roads and homes safe – which should be the priority.

2. hutchrun - January 16, 2008

On CCTV, here`s the London experience:

London has 10,000 crime-fighting CCTV cameras which cost £200 million, figures show today.

But an analysis of the publicly funded spy network, which is owned and controlled by local authorities and Transport for London, has cast doubt on its ability to help solve crime.

A comparison of the number of cameras in each London borough with the proportion of crimes solved there found that police are no more likely to catch offenders in areas with hundreds of cameras than in those with hardly any.

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