Don’t be complacent about students in crime
Efforts should continue to create greater awareness among students of consequences, says CID chief
BINTULU: Only a small percentage of crime cases -between 0.03 and 2.03 per cent — recorded in the country involved students.
But this situation should not lead society to take things for granted.
Giving the reminder yesterday, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief here, ASP Azmi Aziz said efforts should continue to create greater awareness among students of the consequences of involving in crime.
He was speaking on behalf of Bintulu police chief Superintendent Sulaiman Abdul Razak at a crime prevention seminar for primary and secondary school students in this division at the local police headquarters.
The two-day seminar, organised by the police and the Education Department, was attended by more than 100 students.
Azmi stressed the police would not compromise or turn a blind eye should they come across students engaging in criminal activities.
“Although some of these cases are not serious compared with other heavy crime cases, they can still be dangerous and need to be prevented,” Azmi said.
He said the police, as part of their efforts to minimise student involvement in crime, would organise various activities including seminars.
He hoped those who attended the seminar would impart the knowledge gained to their schoolmates.
Meanwhile, in Sibu, the state Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) director Samsiah Abu Bakar said that they would consider approaching students as their spokespersons in an effort to combat corruption at the grassroots level.
She said that students nowadays were more communicative and would be the perfect choice for spreading the anti corruption messages to the general public.
“It (using students) is also part of our strategies in educating the people to deliver, channel and spread the message on the risks of involvement in corrupt practices to the individuals, families, society and the country,” she said at the closing of an Iban language state-level anti corruption pre-university speech contest, yesterday.
It was held at SMK Jalan Oya in Kemuyang.
Students from seven secondary schools here took part in the competition organised jointly by MACC Sibu office, and the Education Department here.
Among those who attended the event were MACC senior assistant commissioner Norazlan Mohd Razali, MACC Sibu office chief Hasbillah Mohamad Salleh, education dept’s head of human resource development Ellen @ Maniam Enggang, and Sibu district education assistant officer Lim Chun Len.
Sebastian Jimbun from SMK Jalan Oya was meanwhile announced the champion, followed by Senomie Dilang from SMK Kampung Nangka in second, and Gloria Janta Geruna (SMK Luar Bandar No. 1 Sibu) in third.
Samsiah gave away prizes to the winners.