Thursday, 5 January 2017

Abdul Karim backs hard-line approach for repeat offenders

January 5, 2017

KUCHING: Habitual offenders should be handled with a hard-line approach, said Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

He said such repeat offenders must never be let off lightly.

“I fully agree and support the hard-line approach in handling habitual offenders. The fact that they are habitual offenders shows that we cannot address them lightly,” he said when contacted yesterday.

He was commenting on state Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department chief SAC Shafie Ismail’s recent statement that criminals need to be treated as criminals in order for them to give up their life of crime, with a hard-line approach necessary for crime prevention efforts to bear fruit, particularly when dealing with habitual offenders.
Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister for Housing, stressed that habitual offenders are seasoned criminals and need to be taken off the streets for a long time. -The Borneo Post

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