PDRM: We're not impotent in tackling crime

On July 23, Malaysiakini re-posted an article by Dr Lim Teck Ghee of the Centre for Policy Initiatives, headlined ‘Why police are impotent in dealing with growing crime’.

Police officer ACP Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf now responds to the comments. This version of his article has been edited for brevity and language.

There has been much debate lately on the issue of crime, particularly on the accuracy of official statistics and police efficiency in combating crime.

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have constantly kept the public abreast of the crime situation and police efforts in crime prevention.

In this article, PDRM would like to clarify pertinent issues concerning crime and, in particular, respond to the article by Lim Teck Ghee entitled ‘Why police are impotent in dealing with growing crime’, (posted on the) CPI website on July 23, 2012 .