Friday, 27 August 2010

The Wild Wild West of Peninsular Malaysia

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

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

We need "Polis yang Bergerak", Not "Balai Bergerak Polis"

There is a Balai Polis Bergerak at SS2 PJ, ever since Najib came to visit SS2 a few weeks ago. It is located right in front of Mac Donalds.

Now, this should be greeted with happiness that the Police (& the Government) may finally care for us a little more - That there is a Balai Polis Bergerak, located at this busy place, with more police officers sitting inside there.

But one hidden fact is that, less than 500 metres away from that Balai Polis Bergerak, is the large SS2 Police Station.

The point of this posting is, why the hell are we spending money to have a Balai Polis Bergerak so near to a large Police station?

Is not it better to have this Balai Bergerak somewhere which really need it?

Najib - the point is not whether we have the Balai Polis Bergerak or not, what we need is that the Polis to 'bergerak' and do their work.

Just a few days ago, a client called me and told me this - that he was asked by SSM (Company Commissioner of Malaysia) to lodge a police report of a fraudulent report. When he lodge the police report, the police tells the client that this is a SSM issue.

A few weeks ago, we had another client who complaint that her husband was hitting her, and the police informed her that it is a domestic issue.

My house was broken in a few months ago, and when asked, the police officer told my family that nothing can be done, and admitted that most house breaking case go unsolved. (And my dad being a former cop, himself could only shake his head in disbelief when hearing this).

I know 2 other lawyers whose Satria GTi got stolen. Mine was stolen in 2001. Another 3 lawyers' whose car was stolen outside the Duta Court Complex. Imagine - the centre of Justice in KL, and a mere hundred metre away from the gates of Duta Court, cars were stolen, and what more cars of the very people at Court trying to carry out their duties as lawyers.

Another 2 friends had their ncar stolen - one had his car stolen right outside his office at Damansara Heights. The other lost his car outside his former office at Seri Petaling.

A cousin of mine got his house broken in a few years ago, and did not realise his spare keys to his car was taken. A few nights later, he woke up to hear his car driven away, probably by the very same people who broke in his house earlier.

Another friend, while jogging at TTDI park, got his car broken in and the contents of his wallet stolen. And at TTDI, there is this large Police station, but obviously it did not deter the thief.

Countless lady friends who had their bags and chains snatched, molested in busses or taken advantage of.

A Judge in a tribunal informed me that his house was not only broken in and burgled, but the robbers woke him up only to hit his face and slash him (he had more than 10 stitches). Imagine attacked at your very bed and in the supposed sanctuary of your home.

All these stories above have one common theme - the crime remain unsolved. And these friends/relatives/acquaintance of mine above, have lodged police reports but to no avail.

Which means I have a 100% record of friends/relatives/acquaintance who were robbed/burgled/Snatched/molested but no justice came to help these people.

Why? Because we have a cock police force. A pathetic police force. A police force which is so corrupt that the only way to make them better, is to sack them all and start a new police force.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Cautious Optimism

To blog about the constant illogical incidents in Malaysia has become a sometimes, tiring affair. From the discovery of a suicide note at a Death Inquest to Perkasa's continued threat to dismantle non-malays in Malaysia, our country is just a novel of political gamesmanship. Suddenly sand sale is an issue. Peaceful candle vigil sees Police storming in to put the light out. Submarines which still stay afloat, when the primary purpose is that it is suppose to sink. Hundreds of Millions of tax-payers money spent to build one big house for one man and his wife. Millions spent to campaign on some motto with digit '1', all of course using our money. Sigh, it is tiring to even think of all these issues.

So for this one, lets talk about something lighter, though still very serious - Football. Particularly, Everton FC.

The EPL is around the corner, and Everton this time around seems to be going steady. There is hope that Everton can sustain a top 6 challenge, and if (a BIG if) we can put up a consistent patch, we may just finish in the top 4.

Arteta's contract extension is a huge boost to the club. He is like a new signing to Everton and all is left is to get Pienaar to sign. Cahill, Baines & Rodwell have agreed to stay on for a few more years, and Seamus Coleman, another player for the future, has also signed on for a 5 year contract.

It would be great if Everton can bring back Landon Donovan, as he seems to bring balance to team, with his darting runs on the right side. Also, Everton must sign another left back to support Baines. He is the only recognised left back we have at the moment. Maybe Moyes can unearth another Seamus Coleman.

I must say that Moyes has been patient in building this team, and despite having a cock Chairman who cant seem to bring in proper investment to Everton, Moyes has agreed to stay on and try build a new era for Everton.

The air is filled with optimism, but typical of any Everton fan, we are always cautious if not sometime pessimistic. But somehow, this pre-season, pessimism is out of fashion, and Everton seems to be steady but probably wont be spectacular when the season starts.

Lets start with a win at Blackburn this Saturday.