Malaysians should welcome the decision by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to start an all-out war against crime immediately.
It is noted that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) together with Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, plus other related authorities and NGOs will be tasked to prevent crime and step up all efforts to stop crime from further deteriorating in Malaysia. This has resulted in a situation when all of us need to be pragmatic and realise that the current situation is serious. I appeal to all fellow rakyat to come forward to participate and support the authorities in this direction.
On humanitarian grounds, I wish to emphasise that life is very precious. We only live once, we must surely treasure our lives as well of our love ones. Taking another person’s live by killing is very unforgivable. The suffering and trauma of the relatives of the victim, will be very tough and miserable.
Therefore, all of us must remember, we should and must not be allowed to kill and take the life of another human being. Surely and truly, this is only possible in the hands of God. At the same time, when we have a quiet moment, let us pray for peace and well-being for our nation.
Malaysia is still a beautiful country. We need to restore good relationship among all the various races and religions. We need to live peacefully and harmoniously, let us turn to God to protect and bless all of us at all circumstances. We must avoid and ditch the ‘Tidak Apa’ attitude.
Lastly, we must treasure life!
ROBERT PHANG is a Justice of the Peace and chairperson of the Social Care Foundation.