PRIME Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has ordered the police and municipal authorities to take tough measures against drug addicts, beggars and young delinquents in a bid to improve the capital's image. The move to clean up Kuala Lumpur follows the publication of newspaper photographs of city streets taken over the past year. They show addicts injecting drugs, underage youths entering discos and young bohsia girls being picked up by strangers. Bohsia means 'no sound' in Hokkien. Dr Mahathir, who is also Home Minister, was reportedly 'unhappy with the way the authorities have been tackling the various problems plaguing the city'. Deputy Home Minister Megat Junid said Dr Mahathir had given police and municipal authorities an ultimatum to rid the city of drug addicts by the end of the year. He said nightspots ignoring warnings to bar underage customers would have their licences revoked. Legislation will be introduced to allow the Government to cut off water and electricity supplies to the offending establishments to ensure they were 'totally out of business'. He said if they could employ bouncers to ensure there were no fights, there was no reason why they could not prevent underage people from entering their premises. Mr Junid said the Prime Minister also was unhappy with youths 'wasting valuable time at discotheques, pubs and video game centres'. Meanwhile, police said white collar crime cases involving banks and financial institutions had increased 142 per cent last year - 155 cases reported - with losses amounting to millions of dollars. Other white collar crime increased by six per cent to 5,229 cases, including forgery and credit card fraud.