Malaysia safest country in South-East Asia. Really?

(Also published on Malaysiakini)

The issue of crime, especially in the urban areas, has once again surfaced as a hot political issue.

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein was quoted as saying that the fear of crime is a result of ‘public perception’ while Pemandu chief executive officer Idris Jala was reported as having asked the media to focus more on the crimes that have been solved, rather than those which have been committed.

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