For the key performance indicators in the six National Key Result Areas to succeed, there must be a full breakdown of the RM10.9 billion spent.

This is to prove it benefitted all states and everyone, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Tuesday.

He said the allocation spent must be non-discriminatory and beneficial to all states.

In a statement here today, he said, while no one would dispute the need to cut down street crime by 20 per cent, the money spent must be effective, not just in reducing crime in statistical terms.

“In other words, reducing crime must make people not only safe but also feel safe. Unless the people feel safe, no amount of parroting statistics that the crime index has fallen will convince people that they are safe,” added Lim.

He was commenting on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s announcement yesterday, that the government was making the fight against street crimes a priority.

The chief minister said, besides community participation on crime prevention, the government must also provide technology that could promote self-help community policing.

“The state government welcomes the proposed installation of 150 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the state to reduce street crimes but the number is still far from the minimum 400 CCTVs required throughout the state,” he added. — BERNAMA