By Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today agreed that Malaysia’s streets have become less secure, labelling it a “new phenomenon” that the government should tackle by spending more funds.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said it was no longer feasible for the public to be entirely dependent on the police force to combat crime, despite noting that the government has taken measures to increase the number of security personnel keeping the streets safe.
“I think security is a problem now in Malaysia... but we need to have a proper study to find out about it.
“We need to spend more money to deal with something that is a new phenomenon,” he told the Perdana Leadership Foundation CEO Forum 2012 here during a question and answer session.
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