PARLIAMENT Do not place the blame for crime rates in the country squarely on foreigners alone, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
Zahid (right) told the Dewan Rakyat that only 10 to 15 percent of serious crimes in the country were committed by foreign workers in the country, while a large majority of the crimes were still carried out by Malaysians.
He was responding to a supplementary question from Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang) on the numbers of crimes carried out by the foreign workers in the country.
Zahid said that officially, there are 2.1 million foreign workers in the country. - Malaysiakini, 30/10/2013, Don't blame foreign workers for every crime, says Zahid