Kelantan Orang Asli criminal cases categorised as isolated
GUA MUSANG - Criminal cases involving Orang Asli in Kelantan are in the isolated category as there were only 10 recorded cases between 2020 and 2022.
Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said only three cases were recorded in 2022, a death threat under Section 506 of the Penal Code, a theft under Section 380, and a murder under Section 302 of the same code.
"In 2021, there were five cases, two each under Section 457 and Section 378B and one case under Section 323 of the Penal Code, while for 2022, two cases, one each under Section 435 and Section 324 of the Penal Code were recorded,” he told reporters during an Orang Asli community policing programme in Kampung Pasir Linggi, Pos Lebir here today.
He said that there were no cases involving the Orang Asli community so far this year, adding that they were trying to foster closer ties with the Mendriq and Bateq tribes, including educating parents to be more aware about their children’s whereabouts.
"For instance, we look at incest and other sexual offences and we believe victims don’t understand what these crimes are.
"We are always looking after and in contact with the Orang Asli, especially the Tok Batin, and also listen and provide advice on tackling crime,” he said, adding that he was satisfied with the safety level of the Orang Asli communities in the state.
He expressed hope that ties between the community and the police could get stronger, and noted that the police had donated food baskets to 110 heads of Orang Asli households in Kampung Pasir Linggi and Kampung Machang. - BERNAMA