First, when the price of petrol was hiked, they told us to “change our life-styles”.
Now, when the crime rate appears to be high, they are telling us to “change our perception” of crime…
… and all will be well.
Najib was saying that our perception of worrying crime rates should be viewed in perspective: apparently Malaysia has lower crime rates than Japan and Hong Kong.
Maybe it was just my perception that my apartment was broken into last year and my personal belongings stolen.
As one commentator told me, “What on earth is he talking about? What perception does he want us to change? Just like before when the price of petrol went up, he told us to change our lifestyles. Now when there is a crime crisis facing the country, he tells us to change our perception!?!”
“Based on the statistics given by the police, it indicates that the crime rate in Malaysia is lower than Japan and Hong Kong.
“It is also just slightly higher than Singapore to the basis of per hundred thousand of population… but the perception of the public is not the case,” said Najib at a press conference in Parliament after the economic council meeting.