Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, an honorary associate professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, examines the need for the Prevention of Crime Act in Malaysia following calls for it to be reinstated after relevant amendments are made in Parliament.
Criminologist Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy says improving Malaysia’s ranking in the Global Corruption Perception Index, and combating corruption in the next decade requires sustained political will, commitment, and active involvement of stakeholders.
The use of whipping as a punishment for convicted criminal offenders in democratic societies continues to be heavily debated. Policymakers in this nation must address this matter by engaging a team of experts to investigate the effectiveness of whipping and its impact on human rights, writes criminologist Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy.
Effective police leaders must address challenges, including evolving and emerging crime trends, maintaining a balance between public safety and individual rights, and building public trust and confidence, writes criminologist Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy.
The privatisation of prisons creates a win-win scenario – the government will no longer be financially burdened, while private operators are able to make a profit, which in return, is taxable, writes Associate Professor (Honorary) Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy.
Over the years, the issue of contempt of court has drawn the attention and concern of scholars, experts, policymakers, and many others in Malaysia. Those who create chaos in society by interfering in, and disobeying the courts must be punished accordingly, writes honorary Associate Professor (Criminology) Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy.
Securing a spot in medical schools at public universities is not easy. The problem of demand far outstripping supply, if not addressed, will continue to persist, writes Associate Professor Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy
Our civil service promotion system is seriously flawed and much needs to be done to repair the damage, writes Universiti Sains Malaysia honorary associate professor (criminology) Datuk Dr. P. Sundramoorthy.