This year until August, we already see many rally and riots all over the world. The worst is in Egypt that spread into it’s neighboring countries. Greece also have one. Last month Malaysia also got Bersih 2.0 rally at Kuala Lumpur. London being the latest with casualties and properties damage.
Riot and Rally by the countrymen are the major security concern for travel consideration. Ongoing rally in any country will describe the security enforcer have a difficulties to govern it. Thus we can’t rely much on them because they have big issues to dealt with .
Such place with riot almost every month is suitable only for journalist or international relief assistance. But in a safe and peace community, we also can’t expect a sudden rally that turn into a riot like in Tottenham on 6 to 10 August 2011.
England Riot, pic from wikipedia..
While a riot or rally is not untypical in Malaysia, generally everyday life here is safe. With no major conflicts like war, the security issues are narrow down to typical crime like pick pockets,theft, scams and other crime.
Drug, prostitution, illegal gambling are strictly prohibited in Malaysia. Street beggar also will be caught by the law enforcer. Thus can limited crime produce by these industries.
The police are easily accessible on the road and streets. The police are on foot, motorcycle, patrol car and horses in some place. As Malaysia is rapidly going to be modern and develop country, there must be a common social problem like any other nation. Plus Malaysia also among destination for low cost foreign labor.
But the government also serious to lower the crime rates through many centralized program like more lighting on the street, CCTV all over the country through Safety City initiative.
The police also working with the community through RakanCop (CopFriends) and with the participation on every neighborhood association.
Police and community doing a community patrol..pic from srstamannikmatkb.
Most important things is Malaysian don’t like crime that could tarnish country’s name abroad and working hard to promote the nation for multiracial stability, tourism and winning in International sport.