This information is taken from the MCPF Brochure issued by the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation and we acknowedge with thanks for the use of this information on this website.
MCPF (registration no. 1574/93 - Wilayah Persekutuan), a Non-Government Organisation, was established on January 11th 1993. It is a Chapter of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, which is based in Tokyo, Japan and is the first Chapter to be established outside Japan. (MCPF is also a non-profit organisation).
The launching of the Foundation was officiated by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who was also the Patron of MCPF then.
The current Patron of MCPF is Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Chairman i the Hon. Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, JP (the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department) abd the Deputy Chairman is the Inspector-General of Police. Besides the Chairman and his Deputy, there are 25 members in the Executive Council of MCPF, which is the highest body in MCPF. These members are prominent figures from both the public and private sectors.
The EXCO also appoints members to serve in the State Liaison Committees (SLCs) for which there is one SLC for every state within Malaysia.
To carry out the objectives of MCPF and the policies of the EXCO, a Management Committee (MC) was formed by the EXCO. The MC is chaired by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, who is also one of the three vice-chairmen of MCPF.
The MC in turn has formed 9 Standing Committees (SCs), each of which is headed by a member of the EXCO. The SCs and the respective Chairmen are as follows:
All the 9 SCs report to the MC and all Chairmen of the SCs are members of the SC.
The Chairmen of the SCs are permitted to invite any interested individuals (irrespective of whether the individuals are members or MCPF or not) to serve in the various SCs.
MCPF has undertaken several activities, which include:
Organizing, Coordinating and Promoting activities and assisting other interested parties (individuals or groups) for the purpose of crime prevention.
Conducting public Talks / Meetings / Seminars / Conferences / Exhibitions relating to crime prevention and treatment of offenders
Publishing and distributing Pamphlets, Bulletins, Posters and other relevant Literature to expound the activities of MCPF
Conduct, assist or encourage such activities as Survey, Research and related activities in the areas of crime prevention and the treatment of offenders
Organizing Projects / Campaigns to enhance the level of crime prevention awareness among the general public and community at large
Collaborating and co-operating with other related organizations outside Malaysia like the ACPF (Asia Crime Prevention Foundation) and UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders), including the exchange and publishing & distribution of documents / materials of crime prevention and criminal justice.
Soliciting funds to support and sustain the non-profit or non-commercial activities of MCPF in fulfillment of its declared objectives
Collecting donations, grants, endowments, legacies from any Person or Body for the promotion of the activities of MCPF
Contributing towards the rehabilitation of and assistance to crime victims where such assistance is considered by MCPF to be appropriate according to the merits of each case.
LONG TERM PROJECTS TO FOSTER PUBLIC AWARENESS OF CRIME PREVENTION
MCPF initiated the "Safe City" Projects in Bangsar, Cheras, both in Kuala Lumpur and at Bukit Jambul in Penang
The setting-up of Crime Prevention Clubs in Secondary Schools throughout the country with the co-operation of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. There are about 1,500 such Clubs approved by the Ministry of Education.
The conducting of the Safe Neighbourhood Initiatives Programmes in collaboration with the City Hall, Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), the local Residents Associations and other interested Parties / NGOs.
There are 5 categories of membership as below:
ORDINARY MEMBER - Individual Membership. Entrance fee is RM20.00 and Annual Subscription is RM30.00 (Eligible to a single vote and to be elected to the EXCO Board)
HONORARY MEMBER - The EXCO shall invite individuals whom it feels are appropriate to the honour because of their outstanding contributions to the activities of MCPF.
CORPORATE MEMBER - Open to any business organization/companies. Entrance fee is RM2,000.00 and Annual Fee is RM2,000.00 (Eligible to a single vote)
ASSOCIATE MEMBER - Open to any registered Association / Club or similar Bodies. Entrance fee is RM20.00 and the Annual Fee is RM30.00 (Eligible to a single vote and to be elected to the EXCO Board)
LIFE MEMBER - The EXCO may, in its absolute discretion, grant life membership to members who have made outstanding contributions to promote the activities of MCPF (Eligible to a single vote and to be elected to the EXCO Board)
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