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Short Story: The Truth About mobile theft in Malaysia

Phone theft has been increasing in number in the recent years and many of the major countries including Malaysia have fallen a prey. Many measures has been taken to overcome theft by the governments and only few have resulted in succeeding with the cause.

Shocking reports of the recent years states that the risk factor of theft has risen more than the usual, in spite of steps taken by various networks providers who along with the Government’s help provide blacklisting based on request given by Users to block their device’s IMEI number in case of mobile stolen or misplaced.

Malaysia, being the most attractive hotspot for tourists, also seems to attract thieves and burglars who are keen to snatch the costly smartphones that the tourists carry along in their leisure trip. It is reported that most of the Phone thefts in Malaysia happen around the famous Tourist attractions during busy hours when people get busy admiring the breathtaking views of the country.

In 2013, official police statistics revealed these shocking facts.

official police statistics revealed these shocking facts


Hotspots in Malaysia

In the same year, Malaysiakini has revealed that the top 3 crime hotspots in Malaysia are Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor. Urban centers in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are the focus of Phone thieves.

top 3 crime hotspots in Malaysia are Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor

Steps taken by the Government of Malaysia to Overcome Mobile Theft

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in collaboration with the Mobile Service Providers and with the support of the Malaysian Royal Police, FOMCA and Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation is planning to set up our very own National Database for Lost and Stolen Mobile Phones and simultaneously introduce a nationwide handset blocking service.

However there are a lot of apps available for Smartphones, which provide number of security features including Identifying your device’s IMEI number, and locate the phone via Google Map links.

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