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KUCHING, Feb 15: SUPP Youth Central secretary-general Milton Foo expressed gratitude to the police for giving serious attention in combating crime and ensuring the safety of the people.
“I am thankful to the police for their unremitting effort and high attention given to deal with the arson cases which I brought up last Friday (Feb 7).
“The police take the matter seriously and full investigation is currently underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident,” he said in a press statement today.
Foo informed that the outcome of a meeting held last Saturday (Feb 8) between the victim’s families and the police were positive and fruitful.
“Kuching District Criminal Investigation Division (CID) chief DSP Mohd Fazri Yusof, Kuching District Intelligence/Operation deputy chief DSP Ooi together with the relevant investigating officers were present and all material facts were handed to them,” he added.
Commending the uncompromising stand and relentless effort by the police, Foo was confident that Kuching will be made a safe and united city with close collaboration between the people and police in fighting crime.
On Feb 7, Foo expressed his concern over several cases of arson, vandalism, break-ins and drug peddling reported in various neighbourhoods across Kuching city.
He thus questioned whether Kuching was still a safe place and urged authorities to take real and serious action to improve public safety in the state capital.
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din has since denied the claim that Kuching was unsafe, warning that such reckless and unsubstantiated statement will tarnish Sarawak’s reputation as well as affecting state’s tourism efforts and scaring investors away.
He added that it was also unfair to the police force which have put much efforts into keeping the state safe including carrying out many crime prevention measures. —DayakDaily