Lulu thinks, if you live in the Klang Valley, you would probably know of someone who has been a victim of snatch thieves. A relative, a friend, a colleague. Lulu's sister had her handbag snatched from her right outside the house. She was lucky cos she was not hurt. A friend has her hand gashed during the snatch. 11 big stitches were needed to sew it back together. My friend's mum was not so lucky. She was pushed, she hit her head, went into a coma and died shortly after.
Kisah benar, life in the valley.
For years, we have lived like that.
In the national Key Result Areas (KRA) announced by Najib this week, tackling crime is one of them, and the goal is to reduce street crime rate by 20 per cent by the end of 2010.
Lulu is amazed, cos the next day, Federal Police has the solution that can dramatically reduce street crimes statistics. The CID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin revealed that 80% of street crimes [mainly snatch thieves] are caused by drug addicts. So, by rounding up drug addicts, then the cops could see street crimes statistics being lowered by more than 20%.
Lulu is amazed.
The cops probably always knew this. It couldn't be such a coincidence that 2-3 days after Najib announced the KRAs, they come up with a solution. WHy did they have to wait till their performance is measured before they do something about it? How much blood has flowed and tears been shed in between the time the solution was staring them in the face and the actual nabbing now that their one report card system?