Out of Control

I was just tagged on FB by my cousin brother in an unpleasant news. Our cousin sister, an insurance agent was driving and stopped at a traffic light near Selayang and her window got smashed.

Out of panic, she tried to jump out from her car. She didn’t set her gear to P or N but, it was on D. So the car moved further front with her dangling outside the driver’s seat because she forgotten she was wearing a seat belt. Lucky for her, the car in front inched forward and she managed to get back up in time to stop her car before it bang the car in front of her!

If you ask me, it’s really ridiculous. Her own panic reaction almost cost her life. Imagine if she was dangling and a motorbike happened to pass by on the other side? I got really angry whenever people don’t listen to me and put their handbags on the passenger’s seat. She’s one of them!

The thing now is, why should I be angry at where she put her bags? Now, instead of blaming the cops for NOT doing their job to protect the public, we put a blame on victims of crimes. Why you put your bag on the passenger’s seat? Serve you right! Who ask you to flash your wealth? Serve you right? Who ask you to wear so sexy? Serve you right!

It’s getting rather absurd that we couldn’t even walk out from the house, wearing what we want and even in our car, we must all hide our bags under our car seat or there were even moronic suggestions NOT to carry “branded” bags out because the criminals are out there to get you.

If the authorities are doing the job without us telling them how to, it would save us a lot of trouble. If they had put in place the resources to combat crime, doing preventive measures, stop snooping around politicians, I think all such crimes would be long minimized and deterred.

Instead of almost every week, we heard of horror stories of crimes.. now it’s happening around the clock.. almost every few hours. Worse still, the consistencies of the crimes happening to people WE KNOW are alarming. We used to hear from this friend’s friend’s friend.. but now it’s directly happening to people we all know. And for me, I had been a victim myself right behind my house!

Till today – already 2 freaking years, my robbery case was not solved, despite giving them some leads. I told them, the criminals transferred credit from my prepaid phone to their prepaid phones..even printed them the time of the incident, so why is it SO DIFFICULT to even write to the bloody telecommunication company to retrieve the phone numbers and investigate?? FUCKING imbeciles!!

I’ve become highly phobic of going out at night. I tried to minimize my socializing. I rather stay home or only going out when being accompanied by my friends or family. When I go out now, I always place my IC/driving license, credit cards in my pocket together with my phone. Sometimes, I unload everything into the dashboard of my car – my purse, camera, tablet, etc. Sometimes I forgot to take them down with me, so I had to walk back to the carpark to get them! It has somehow become my habit to ensure everything is well hidden in my car before I leave my house.

It is really pathetic to be living like this, in constant fear. I have NO confidence in the authorities who have FIDUCIARY duty to take care of the safety and peace of the public. We somehow have to protect ourselves now because the authorities continue to FAIL us.

Living in Fear

I am most appalled by whatever the authorities were saying in the light of rampant escalating crimes! More like spiraling out of control crimes!! It’s almost unbelievable that such “learned” persons would say such a damn thing! Perception? Isolated cases? ONLY 9 cases of robbery and assault in shopping malls! Don’t buy expensive handbags! Now.. don’t carry handbags? Wah lao… seriously? Eat shit ah, these people?! Don’t think before saying something? With such people with prawn brains in the authority, we could only fear the worst. Instead of taking up the responsibility to do something about it (like intensify effort to catch crooks), they push the responsibilites to the people like us, and very sadly, having the “blaming the victims” mentality. This gotta stop!!

These days, whenever I get out from my house, I would be super alert, looking left and right, eyes darting everywhere to ensure no suspicious people are around. It does make me look a little schizophrenic but, I guess being paranoid could save lives.

Almost everyday, I would hear from friends and their friends about falling victims to robbers. Just two Sundays ago, my colleague fell victim to a house robbery which almost cost his life. And he didn’t even get out from the house! He was in his room, sleeping! Now, even when taking out the trash.. or doing ordinary daily tasks like sending children to school, going to the shopping mall, you can’t do it in peace!  This is getting out of hand. It’s getting really, really ridiculous.

So people, we have to decide for our immediate future. With the failures after failures of the authorities to come up with something concrete to combat the out-of-hand crimes, we must all pull together our resources and vote these people out! Don’t care if you think your one little vote means nothing. It does.. at least one vote, you could help to out vote one of the number of illegal citizens out there!

I don’t have to keep on repeating like a broken record. We must change! We need a change. A really, really BIG CHANGE!

PS. As I am thinking of what title to put for this post, I am shocked that I actually wrote the same title sometime in 2007.. regarding the escalating crimes in Selayang.. and for over 5 years, things still remain unchanged.. no.. wait.. actually it changed from bad to worse! See the post here that I wrote back in 2007! Living in Fear!

Safer Malaysia

It is almost unreal when a friend of mine was hacked and robbed in his house over the weekend. I have yet to blog about it because I want him to be comfortable to share it first. The thing is, after the two robbers went into his house, hurt him and robbed him – they went on another robbing spree within the neighbourhood, just 30 minutes apart from each other.. and they kept robbing and robbing till they lost their parangs. I believe they were high on drugs!

This incident has kept us within the neighbourhood on our toes. We have been having sleepless nights because the robbers were bold enough to commit crimes in the morning! Why?? Because the police simply don’t give a shit! Apart from feeling sorry for you (some of them don’t even feel anything), they couldn’t do anything! They just take your report for formality, snap photos of the crime incident only after I INSISTED that they do so and left us, the unarmed and ordinary civilians to fend for ourselves.

So, what can we do?

I guess that’s what Safer Malaysia is all about. At least there are two brave individuals willing to take up the responsibilities when others failed, especially the delusional authorities who tell you, “Rising crime rate is just a perception”. These people, like each and everyone of us are fed up with the inaction of the authorities and police. We are fucking pissed off because nothing is being done!

We must come in one voice to tell the authorities – “LOOK! BUCK UP! CRIMES ARE HAPPENING AND WE ARE LIVING IN CONSTANT FEAR.”  In order to achieve a developed nation, there is no point if nobody wants to live in it! Stop the rhetoric bullshit and show some results!

So, come to the candlelight vigil this coming Wednesday to show your support that, we want a safer Malaysia! Safer for everybody to live normally and not in constant fear of crimes!