19th Day

Posted On August 9, 2006

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The Polis Diraja Malaysia classifies crimes by two major indices – property crime (snatch thefts, break-ins, vehicle thefts, etc) and violent crime (murder, rape, armed robbery, etc). Although the former accounts for 90% of all crimes reported every year, the police crime index indicates an average of 21,000 – 21,500 cases of violent crime per year in the last 5 years.

Research has identified major causes for the rise in crime. Among them are unemployment, low wages, drug abuse, population increase and the influx of illegal workers. Yet the number of students arrested for crime has the Government worried. In 2005, there were 1,607 criminal cases involving students and 2,889 arrests involving those aged between 7 and 18.

1. Citizens be civic conscious and cooperate with police to fight crime.
2. Divine intervention to reduce crime in every town and city.
3. More employment opportunities and greater incentives for those with low wages.
4. Dynamic Christian social ministries and church-based community projects that transform lives of the poor, the drug addicts, problem kids, prostitutes, etc.
5. Active youth outreaches and coordinated church response to juvenile crime.
6. Fruitful prison ministries.

“Prayer is communing and listening to my Abba Father” – Phua Ai Swee


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