JOHOR BARU – The Home Ministry wants schools to come forward and lodge police reports on gang activities involving students.
Its Deputy Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pic) said the Government was worried over the involvement of school students in gangs.
He pointed out that criminals prefer to rope in young individuals for gang continuity.
“These criminals not only rope in secondary school students – there are even primary school students who get involved in gangs.
“We want schools to go to the police immediately if they know their students are gang members,” he added.
Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai MP, said this at the “Jelajah Negaraku TN50” event at Kompleks Tan Sri Mohamad Rahmat here on Saturday.
Nur Jazlan emphasised that it was difficult for the authorities to stamp out gangsterism among students if schools do not reach out.
“Police can not barge into schools and make arrests. Schools must lodge a report first before action can be taken,” he said.