PETALING JAYA: With the repeal of emergency and preventive detention laws there could be as many as 2,000 former detainees roaming free in Selangor, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam said.
The sharp rise in crimes in Selangor recently could be attributed to this, said Ramon, who is the Selangor chapter adviser of Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation.
He said there had been an obvious surge in serious crime cases in Selangor despite statistics showing a decline in the overall crime index.
“In Selangor, about 2,000 detainees were released when the laws were repealed,” Ramon said. Read more ......