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Labuan outshines in anti-crime index

Published on: Friday, January 03, 2014

Labuan: The island of Labuan has achieved the best KPI in terms of crime index for the districts under the jurisdiction of the Sabah police contingent.

Compared to 2012, from 259 cases reduced to 226 cases, it marked a reduction of 12.74 per cent, which was 7.74 per cent above its target of five per cent.

Sabah OCCI SAC Omar bin Mammah praised Labuan's outgoing CID Chief DSP Lim Nee Kon for the achievement, whom he described as a fine officer.

Lim had been shortlisted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to pursue a Masters in Social Science.

This was part of PDRM's endeavour to professionalise its leadership, said the OCCI, as part of career advancement of its officers.

Succeeding Lim was DSP Ang Seow Aun, who formerly headed Lahad Datu CID.

Before handing over duties to Ang, Lim credited Omar and OCPD Supt Adzhar Othman for their leadership and guidance in discharging his roles.

"SAC Omar is a no-nonsense crime buster who has no tolerance for crime.

His leadership is based on ASK (attitude, skill and knowledge)," Lim said.

The incoming CID chief appealed to officers and the rank and file to assist him to keep on par with the success of Lim.

Meanwhile, Adzhar thanked Lim for his services and commitment in his job and welcomed Ang to Labuan, whose experience in Lahad Datu would stand him in good stead.

At a press conference, Omar said: "Besides bringing down the crime index, it is also important to enhance public perception of the police force.

The yardstick is measured by an independent body."

He told the rank and file to be polite in dealing with the public.

When receiving a complaint, he advised them to be sensitive.