Cops team up with schools, NGOs to curb gang culture
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are working with schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to curb gangsterism among schoolchildren.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police were engaging with liaison officers in each school to better understand the situation.
“Our target is to hold discussions with parent-teacher associations.
“Such cases in schools should not go unreported as police would like to work hand-in-hand with parents, teachers and NGOs to curb the activity.”
Noor Rashid said this after launching the “Say No To Bullying” campaign at the police Training Centre here yesterday.
Earlier, he gave a speech to some 1000 students representing more than 100 schools, who took part in the initiative between police and the National Public Complaints and the Welfare Service Centre.
During the launch, a task force dubbed the Anti-Bully Task Force was set up, comprising the organisation members, police and Education Ministry staff.
It would identify schoolchildren who were involved in negative activities, and would be responsible in moulding them into becoming better individuals.
National Public Complaints and Welfare Service Centre chairman Datuk A. Chandrakumanan said yesterday the campaign would focus on Indian school-children aged between 11 and 16.
Chandrakumanan said the programme would focus on Indian students during the initial stage of its implementation,
He said centre would accept complaints from other races.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim (centre) and National Public Complaints and Welfare Service Centre chairman Datuk A. Chandrakumanan (fifth from right) launching the ‘Say No To Bullying’ campaign in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.