The West of the US, is infamous for being wild and dangerous about 150 years ago. Legends of gun fighters and lawlessness have been documented and even made into Hollywood movies.
It is feared that Kuala Lumpur, being on the west side of the Peninsular of Malaysia, is the new wild, wild west of the Peninsular.
The death of Madam Leong Lai Yeong today, only shows the level of lawlessness we are slowly reaching.
Just a few weeks ago our Prime Minister, in trying to politicise the issue of safety declared that SS2 and in fact the entire PJ a safer place. Since then, without having to go find any external statistics, purely looking around my personal life, I have heard of friends' whose house got broken in, a friend who was robbed knife point in PJ, a lady friend whose car glass was smashed by a motor cyclists who stole her handbag etc.
Now we read of a lady who was crossing the overhead bridge to get to work and was stabbed by a person trying to steal her bag. This is a very sad story. Tragic to hear a person going out work, to earn a living, getting killed. I must concede that I almost broke a tear when I read this story, as Madam Leong could easily be my mum. Reading these kind of news, makes me so worried for my family and friends!
However, there have been positive news from the police that the culprit is likely still in Klang Valley and for the sake of Madam Leong's family, I hope the Police would do some work and arrest this culprit.
But has the authorities ever thought of researching why these crimes are growing in Klang Valley? Is there a social problem? What about economic problem?
If the bloody government loves so much to form committees (to see if a teacher was racists), then form a committee to study this and advise the public what we can do. Tell us what is the general reasons causing crimes like this.
At this moment, without being sure why these crimes occurs, all we can do is put more locks at our house, double (or triple) lock our cars, walk around clutching our bags etc. In short, continue to live in fear, as we dont know why all these is happening.
This blog has stated this before, and this is repeated here - Our Government wants to govern this country, right? Then govern properly lah. Start by making our country, particularly Klang Valley a safer place to live in.
In the meantime, I wish to express my condolences to the family of Madam Leong