14 Jul 2012, 8.52PM
Singaporeans are so cheapskate that they do not mind being robbed.
Stay away from the crime area and you save more money.
The criminals there mark Singaporeans as victims because it is difficult for them to get the police to help them.
So have some sense, stay away and be safe.
One S'porean victim of crime in Johor every day
About 400 crime cases involving Singaporeans were recorded last year, Johor police assured they are working to reduce crime. -The Star/ANN, AsiaOne
Sat, Jul 14, 2012
The Star/Asia News Network
Johor Bahru - An average of one Singaporean is a crime victim in the state of Johor daily, according to Malaysian police. However, police maintained that Johor is not a crime haven.
Last year, 400 crime cases involving Singaporeans were recorded. For the first six months of this year, a total of 216 crime cases were related to Singaporeans.
Commenting on Singapore citizens as crime victims, Johor state police chief Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said: "Most cases were property crimes such as motorcycle theft and robbery."
He added that some 26 cases of violent crimes were reported from January to June this year. Of the lot, 17 cases were related to gang robbery.
So far this month, there have been reports of Singaporeans being involved in two carjacking and a case of robbery at gunpoint.
However, there were also 53 Singaporean criminals who were nabbed in Johor last year.
In relation to the issue, Mr Mohd Mokhtar urged citizens from the island republic not to label Johor as a crime haven and assured them that the police are working hard to fight crime.
"They should not be afraid to come here for their holidays or to conduct business," he added.
Mr Mohd Mokhtar also mentioned that police have detained 135 Singaporeans for drug-related offences in the past three years.
For the first six months of 2012, 20 Singaporeans were arrested. Of the crimes committed, 12 cases involved drug abuse, while six other dealt with possession and two people were nailed for drug trafficking.
He added that 53 Singaporeans were detained for drug offences last year, while 62 were detained for similar offences in 2010.