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IPOH – Efforts to fight crime need the cooperation of all parties, regardless of their political differences, says Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

He said it was the responsibility of all quarters including politicians to combat crime and it should not be left to the police alone.

“As elected representatives, we should not harbour criminals or adopt questionable behaviour, or be involved in subversive, underground or extremist activities,” he said.

He was responding to a supplementary question from A.Sivasubramaniam (DAP-Buntong) at the State Legislative Assembly here today.

Sivasubramaniam had asked the state government on the measures taken to reduce crime including threats on traders in Buntong market here.

Zambry said the state government was confident police had their own procedures to fight crime in the area and were not taking a ‘wait and see’ approach.

“We could see how they (police) are effective in taking action against criminals. But if anybody has information (on criminal activities), please come forward,” he added.

On the original question by Sivasubramaniam in regard to criminal cases in Buntong, Zambry said 72 cases were recorded last year, compared to 86 in 2015.

“We can see a drop in criminal cases and this shows Buntong area is safe,” he said. – BERNAMA

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