By Tony Pua
'Get this - crime index peaked before EO repeal'
MP SPEAKS How can the repeal of the Emergency Ordinance (EO) be deemed to be the cause of rising crime, when the official crime index was at its peak before the EO was repealed?
The repeal of the EO at the end of 2011 has been blamed by both the government and the Royal Malaysia Police as the sole cause of rising crime, particularly in the urban centres.
The repeal of the Act has denied the police the power to detain ‘suspects’ without trial. The police are on record as saying that, because they can’t put them away bypassing the criminal justice system, they are walking free on our streets to create havoc - resulting in the rising crime rate.