Keeping patrons safe An armed security guard patrolling the South Sea seafood restaurant in Kampung Baru Subang.
PETALING JAYA: The repeal of the Emergency Ordinance saw some 2,000 detainees being freed. If even a third of them returned to crime, that means there are about 800 hardcore criminals running loose in the country.
Police, however, believe the number could be far bigger.
Most of the youths released from detention under the EO usually return to their old ways, a police officer said.
The assistant superintendent from Perak, who requested anonymity, said that when the EO was in effect, these individuals were kept off the streets.
“As soon as they were off the leash, it was back to breaking the law,” he said in an interview. Read more ....