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Safety in Malaysia

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We are in the final planning stages of an independent trip to Malaysia for 25 days in February for me and my husband. I’ve just read an article from the New York times mentioning the soaring crime in Malaysia, especially in urban areas. See link below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/world/asia/soaring-crime-rate-takes-a-growing-malaysia-by-surprise.html

It is true that some times things get exaggerated in the press but I would like to ask fodorites who’ve been recently in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Melaca their opinions and how much the NYT article approaches reality for visiting tourists. We fully understand that petty crime exist in every big town around the planet and one should always be cautious but since this article describes something different and more serious I’d appreciate hearing your views.

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