Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch,DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 12th Sept., 2009.
State Assemblyman for Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing said that it is high time that the BN government come out with a set of answers to combat the rampant crime rate in our state so as to restore the basic trust of the people in its government.
What is most regrettable is that while the people are crying out for help yet the government is playing deaf, as if they just cannot hear. For so long already there is not even an answer to help the people in facing with theft cases. As a result security and peace in our state is getting worse and worse and thieves are getting more and more daring.
Take for example theft cases in Bintulu which happen almost everyday for the past few months. Thieves are breaking security grills and entering into homes, stealing laptops, hand phones, jewels, cash and others. The people lost not only their property but also are worried about the safety of themselves and their family members.
Chiew pointed out that if we do not stop these smaller house break in cases at its early stage, it may evolve into more serious crime and it may be too late then to deal with it altogether anymore.
Bintulu folks are very angry already with the thieves stealing here and there and they really had enough. A while back it was the stealing of the luxurious 4 wheel drives and today break in and stealing household goods. When is this all going to end so as to return Sarawak to its “heaven on earth” slogan as being boasted by the BN leadership few years back.
The BN government ought to know that house break ins and other crimes are getting and more serious in our state and apart from reforming the police force, government should also tackle crime from other angles like the social, commerce, migrant workers, education and others. We need to drastically reduce our poverty rate while increasing our work opportunity and to instil the right moral values and religion in our folks.
I hope that the BN government would not continue to look that helpless in facing the crime, doing practically nothing, letting out people all alone by themselves to deal with the crime. It is about time that the BN government should stand up and be counted in doing something for the people.
Chiew Chin Sing.
12th September, 2009.