KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) is planning to open branches in each of the 157 police districts to help the police combat crime, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also MCPF chairman said, for this purpose, the foundation’s constitution would be amended in an extra-ordinary meeting soon.
“This is due to public requests that the MCPF be formed at the police district level to help police at the headquarters, stations and posts,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after officiating and chairing the 23rd MCPF annual general meeting at the Royal Malaysian Police College, here Saturday.
The MCPF he said should not just work with the police force but also collaborate with other government agencies to fight crime.
“Last year, we succeeded in bringing the crime rate down by 50 per cent compared to 38 per cent in 2014, and congratulations to the police for this, and we hope that the MCPF will work with other government agencies as it cannot move alone,” he said.
At the event, Zahid also announced that a supplementary allocation of RM3 million would be given to MCPF besides the RM2 million already given to it. – BERNAMA