GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia: A survey in five secondary schools revealed that most male teenagers will deny making their girlfriends pregnant. Instead, they would accuse the girls of sleeping with other boys.
This survey on boy-girl relationship was conducted by the National Population and Family Develop-ment Board (LPPKN).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said undesirable social ills, such as teenage pregnancies, could be contained if the students were made aware of the consequences of their actions.
"Besides denial, many of the boys also tend to run away instead of taking responsibility for the pregnancy.
"As for the girls, many yearned to be in love, and they were willing to 'give all' to their boyfriends," said Musa in his speech at the 40th Police Cadet Corps parade at the Federal Reserve Unit field in Rifle Range here yesterday.
Penang Police chief Deputy Comm Wira Ayub Yaakob read out Musa's speech.
More students were arrested for being involved in crime last year - 3,263 compared to 2,911 in 2008, added Musa. Most were in the 13-18 age group and were involved in cases such as motorcycle theft, rape, murder, robbery and house break-ins.
The number of cases involving students had also risen to 2,003 cases last year compared to 1,862 in 2008. He said motorcycle thefts topped the list with 975 cases.
Speaking to newsmen later, DCP Ayub said that parents must know the whereabouts of their children.
"Don't shift the responsibility of educating your children to the teachers or to the police," he said.
State Education director Ibrahim Mohamad who attended the event, said the ministry had adopted several approaches to curb students from being involved in crime.
At the function, 23 students in the police cadet corps received commendation letters from DCP Ayub for excelling in the SPM examination last year.