YOURSAY 'We pity ourselves for voting a corrupt BN government that runs a very bad police force that is only efficient at catching innocent victims.'
'Stop demoralising police by bashing them'
Xxx: I am beginning to think government think-tank Pemandu is just a PR (public relations) job to make Malaysians ‘feel good' without there being any fundamental improvement in the running of the country, while in fact, things have actually gotten worse.
See how Pemandu keeps referring to (in my mind, questionable) crime statistics while the reality on the ground is that people are scared stiff of becoming possible victims to crime (myself and my family included).
Actually the people are doing their best by resorting to alternatives. Just look around at the private guards and boom gates popping up at numerous residential areas. This is a telling sign of the lack of confidence that people have in the police to keep us safe.
Abasir: Consultants know which side of their bread is buttered and given their ‘cari makan' (need to earn livelihood) predicament, will say the ‘right' thing no matter what the facts on the ground are.
Expecting them to recognise taxpayers as their ultimate paymasters is frankly unrealistic.
PM Najib Razak has put in a lot of effort and taxpayers' funds to spin the story to suit his single goal of clinging on to power. All these well-paid consultants are there to do his bidding.
And facts should not get in the way.
Righteous: You know what; if there are any good police officers, they should band together within the force and go after the bad cops.
Fix their image themselves. The rakyat's complaints are the signs that they need to act, and not tell the rakyat to shut up.
Abasir: Can director of the National Key Results Area (NKRA) for crime reduction, Eugene Teh, give us statistics on the number of barricaded neighbourhoods and private security guards which are increasing almost daily?
Can he provide figures on how much this is costing Malaysian taxpayers every month? Can he then say if there is any correlation between the increasing number of barricaded areas and the plummeting public confidence in the police?
But going by the fact that everyone in Pemandu has deliberately ignored the proverbial red and white elephant (i.e. barricades) in the room, I wonder if this is a secret Pemandu-Talent Corp 'foreign workers job creation' ploy cooked up in some lab.
Queenie: Teh, my friend, you got it the other way round. It's the police who have demoralised the people. Recall how an innocent businessman was beaten to a pulp by 11 cops and robbed of his money?
Ksn: I do not for a moment think that anyone, including yours truly, wishes to bash the police and unnecessarily criticise them.
If they are short of manpower, boost it. If their working conditions are not good, improve them. If their emoluments are not adequate, increase them. If they need better training, do that.
The police will welcome these measures, appreciate them and improve themselves and upgrade their services to the public.
We depend on them. Not for a moment the police should believe that they are not appreciated. We do. Now Pemandu, kindly do not look for excuses on their behalf.
After providing all the above, let them know and let them practise this - work is worship and duty is god. People should feel safe and have confidence in the police.
Onyourtoes: This kind of talk has no value. Teh, look at the resources allocated to the police force and look at the increase in manpower.
Is our police force deprived of anything? Of course, the population has grown, but so also the number of police personnel, money allocated and the sophisticated equipment provided.
If they are ineffective, may be they are lazy, incompetent, corrupted or probably get their priorities wrong.
Seriously why do the police need you (the Government Transformation Programme fellows) to tell them the crime rates are too high or to set targets for them to achieve.
By the time you know about crime rates, I guess the whole nation would have known already. If the police need you to set targets for them, they are probably as incompetent.
Ferdtan: Teh, you talk like a politician. You went beyond the call of duty as an consultant to become an apologist for the police force and the BN government which pays your wages.
Actually it is us, the rakyat, not the government who pay you - so get back to doing the real job, not to find excuses for the failure of the police to curb crime.
No wonder, we love to make joke of consultants - a 'con' man who 'insults'.
Rakyat Malaysia: We don't pity the police officers. We pity ourselves for voting a corrupt BN government that runs a very bad police force that is only efficient at catching innocent and helpless victims most of the time.
Don't blame us for our criticisms. If you don't do anything wrong, there won't be that many critics. Crime is slowing reaching epidemic proportions in Malaysia.
Takung: I think its called "tough love". Look at how well the East Asian children fare against the others in countries like the US or UK.
This is because they have dragon mothers who keep bashing their children to do better instead of the Western mollycoddling style.
If the PDRM has done good, they can do better. If they have not done good, they can darn well do a lot better.
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