Kuala Lumpur: Crime
Easier to negotiate than Bangkok, less cosmopolitan than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi
Malaysia makes no apologies for being tough on crime. This is a place where drug traffickers are dealt with severely and even minor offenses could result in a prison term.Though Kuala Lumpur is pretty much a safe place remember living in any large city, crime does take place. Incidents of pick pocketing does happen especially in crowded places and snatch thieves are known to operate using motorcycles. Ladies should be careful with their handbags and be aware of motorbikes from behind. Always be alert when walking late at night. If you are a victim of a crime, find the nearest police station and report it. The emergency number to call is 999.