Complaint boxes for Iskandar Puteri schools to tackle crimes
Last Update: 14/01/2019
ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.
Iskandar Puteri district police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the boxes will enable students to directly give particulars of the crimes, especially those involving criminal intimidation as well as coercion to join secret societies.
“Some students are afraid to share such problems with their teachers. As such, any students with such information can just share it through these boxes,” he said to reporters after attending a ‘Back to School’ programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Medini, here, today.
Dzulkhairi added that the details shared through the boxes will be investigated by a school liaison officer who will visit the schools twice a month for follow-ups, and the respective schools can refer to the liaison officers as an information source for school-related laws and regulations.
According to Dzulkhairi, there are 13 primary schools and 44 secondary schools in Iskandar Puteri district.
He also said that 155 school students were detained in the district last year for various crimes including those related to drugs and traffic offences.