Representation in Public Life: Crime
Involvement in crime, in particular criminal gangs, is a symptom of marginalisation from wider society. It has been reported that an estimated 70% of gangsters in Malaysia are of Indian origin.
Key Issues & Current Interventions
One of the main factors behind the relatively high crime rate among Malaysian Indians is the poor socioeconomic situation of this community.
Moving Forward: Recommendations & Initiatives
To deliver on this target, this Blueprint aims to effect the following:
1. Ensure Educational and Socioeconomic Upliftment of the IB40 Group
For more elaboration on the initiatives to be implemented, see the ‘Basic Needs’, ‘Education’ and ‘Income Upliftment’ chapters
2. Establish National Support Initiative for Indian Offenders and Ex-Offenders
In collaboration with the Prisons Department and other key stakeholders, the MIB Implementation Unit will establish an initiative to pilot and scale an initiative designed to support the rehabilitation of Indian prison inmates as well as to support their transition to normal life and employment post-release.