Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Excuse Me Mr Home Minister Your Fly Is Down





Hantu Luat

If you don't ask sensible questions you are not likely to get sensible answers.

I wonder who gave the statistics to our Home Minister when he made a dire comparison of our PDRM with that of the NYPD, saying  that the police to population ratio in New York is 1:35 and in Malaysia 1:700, which means in New York 1 policeman serves 35 people.

Correct?

No!

He says we should not blame the Malaysian police for the rise in crime because there are just not enough police to police the country.Read here.

True?

Not exactly!

Look like another request is coming asking for more money for the police force and the Prime Minister had indicated that he is willing to give whatever the police want.

Home Minister Zaid Hamidi should kick some asses in his office as the figures he quoted were incorrect.

Upon checking the NYPD website, I found out that they have a total force of 34,500 men and New York City according to the 2012 census has a population of 8,336,697, which gives a ratio of 1:242. The NYPD website here.

Checking the PDRM website to find out what is the full strength of our police force came to naught, I could not find any such information. As usual, like most of our government department websites it makes dismal reading.

However, forward regardless, not giving up, I eventually found the information in Wikipedia, which stated there are 102,037 sworn members of the PDRM, which takes to mean that there are that many in the police force and Malaysia has a population of 27,544,000 people, which gives a ratio of 1:269. 

Word of caution, Wikipedia is good but not error-free. So! if the Minister wish to dispute this figure he is most welcome.

I personally think the police is not understaffed, our police to population ratio is respectable, it is the will that is lacking in the police force. Every successive IGP did nothing to clean up the force of dirty cops. They only talk smart after they have left the force.

Not all cops are dirty, but there are enough dirty cops to give the force a bad name and these lowlifes must be weeded out. They have done great injustice to the people and country. Their misdeeds have allowed criminals to go on crime spree because these criminals know they get protection from some dirty cops.

The Home Minister and IGP should stop defending the police, instead, they should start cleaning up the police force of corrupt and dirty officers.

The crime statistic had made the police force indefensible of blame.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Home Minister should be Renamed the Finger Pointing Minister!

Has anyone ever wondered? His rise to stardom was during Anwar's time. Is that why he is handling Anwar with Kid Gloves?

Anonymous said...

Buat masa sekarang hanya beliau yang berani bersuara dan mempertahankan undang2.Beri beliau masa...!!!

Anonymous said...

It's time for IPCMC. Period!

Anonymous said...

in any case not sure whether 102k servicemen (including clerks?) can handle a country size of 330,000 square km of land as compared to 19,800 NYPD policemen to handle a province as big as only 784 square km of land... so again what are the assumptions for the best number of active patrolling police force for Malaysia...

Maria Tay said...


Although PDRM has about 102k sworn member, I reckon we cannot compare the whole of Malaysia which is 329km big compare to one small New York. Even the ratio is the same they can concentrate. Ours is like scattered, some are Maritime PDRM, Air Force, Traffic, bla bla other Royal Police Force you name it. They are not concentrated. So may be the crime department is only very lil and out numbered. The Police force on Crime department need to increase the numbers and up-grade their weapons, gadget and send em for training.

My 2cents opinion says we must keep the sedition act and keep the law and order tightly on our country. It's not easy to run a multiracial country. And with internet the drug, arm, gambling Lord are very smart if no one monitor the internet we are facing a future threat that are eminent.

Maria Tay said...

Dear PM,

Although PDRM has about 102k sworn member, I reckon we cannot compare the whole of Malaysia which is 329km big compare to one small New York. Even the ratio is the same they can concentrate. Ours is like scattered, some are Maritime PDRM, Air Force, Traffic, bla bla other Royal Police Force you name it. They are not concentrated. So may be the crime department is only very lil and out numbered. The Police force on Crime department need to increase the numbers and up-grade their weapons, gadget and send em for training. Minister Zahid must explain why he quoted that ratio 1:700, why he compare with New York, why he said cannot blame the police force?
My 2cents opinion says we must keep the sedition act and keep the law and order tightly on our country. It's not easy to run a multiracial country. And with internet the drug, arm, gambling Lord are very smart if no one monitor the internet we are facing a future threat that are eminent.

Maria Tay said...


Although PDRM has about 102k sworn member, I reckon we cannot compare the whole of Malaysia which is 329km big compare to one small New York. Even the ratio is the same they can concentrate. Ours is like scattered, some are Maritime PDRM, Air Force, Traffic, bla bla other Royal Police Force you name it. They are not concentrated. So may be the crime department is only very lil and out numbered. The Police force on Crime department need to increase the numbers and up-grade their weapons, gadget and send em for training. Minister Zahid must explain why he quoted that ratio 1:700, why he compare with New York, why he said cannot blame the police force?

My 2cents opinion says we must keep the sedition act and keep the law and order tightly on our country. It's not easy to run a multiracial country. And with internet the drug, arm, gambling Lord are very smart if no one monitor the internet we are facing a future threat that are eminent.