Sunday March 17, 2013
Special police unit for information on unreported crimes
The unit, called “Amanita”, was an effort by the police to obtain information on unreported crimes in society, he said.
The unit, he said, would recognise the role of housewives who sometimes had important information on crime, which they discuss through their “window meetings”.
“Our approach is to obtain information on crimes which are not reported. Sometimes, this kind of information is passed from mouth to mouth but not reported because of certain reasons.
“The housewives – they know many issues and information which they share through their ‘window meetings’,” he said after a crime prevention programme by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin here yesterday.
The programme was organised by the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), of which Muhyiddin is the chairman.
Ayub said the unit, to be launched soon, would involve 152 women officers.
The setting up of the unit, he said, also reflected police’s recognition of the role of women.
“Women play an important role at home, including as an ‘adviser’ to their husband. We believe they can also play a role in maintaining peace and order in the country,” he added. — Bernama