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Really? Malaysia is Safe, You Say?

We all knew that there is a drastic rise in crime in Malaysia but except for one other time, it seems like something everyone else was talking about. It was always happening to someone else, somewhere I have never been to, and in situations that I have never been in.

These brazen criminals have the gall to relieve bags, purses, phones, gadgets, laptops, work bags and what nots like they are window shopping. They are also said to operate like shadowy thieves when they break the car windows of cars on the road and make a grab for whatever is on the passenger seat. I have even heard that they are daring enough to break the window of the DRIVER's seat and grab things off of you hand! Unbelievable...but that is what I heard. If that was true....sigh...

But these modus operandi is quite 'heard-of', of course, in many other crime-dotted countries (read: mainly other third world countries) but it has never been quite so rampant in Malaysia. Recently, they aimed to murder if they don't get what they want from their victims. What are we, Detroit???!!! (My apologies to Detroit folks, but I heard that almost everyone has a gun in the city and putting one in the brain of another person is a  common thing. Please correct me if I have been misinformed).

A more 'sophisticated' modus operandi came to light in the last few months which is for these criminals to arm themselves with weapons, walk right into a full restaurant, scare the bejeezuz out of the patrons and owners, and then whimsically remove all personal properties from each table before walking off into the horizon (back to their vehicles) like an effin' Marlboro Man.

This is an insult to the Marlboro Man but he is portrayed as a damn stylish person and this must be what the thieves think their actions made them look like! This makes me mad. 

But like I said, everything always happened to someone else, somewhere else until it began hitting too close to home...actually, it hit home.

Not my home but my neighbor. Unknowingly, I have walked passed a home break-in right when it was happening and I was wondering 'what the hell is this neighbor's door opened up like that'. I walked past a couple of 8 times or so because I went out for grocery, came home, got the kids back from school, came home, walked the kids to the guardhouse, came home...and all this while, this neighbor's door was like AJAR. It didn't even ring a bell with me, because honestly speaking, this condo is tucked away in a small little comfortable corner of the world and we are just living in our safe haven where things happened somewhere else more packed, more convenient, and more known. We were so safe in our fairy tale land that it didn't dawn on me that my neighbor's house just got broken into! Never occurred to me, nuh-uh. It can't be us, come on.

Well, our safe little 'haven' have just been discovered, y'all cause not only did they break into two homes within this low-rise building, but the next day after that, they broke into a townhouse next to us.

It's frustrating because this whole thing is now very, very, VERY real and too close for comfort.

On Facebook, I saw a sad little thing happening too...restaurants hiring armed personnel to keep criminals away. I mean, restaurants??? Come on! It used to be limited down to retailers selling gold and precious jewels who needed to hire armed personnel, or a bank or a security company....

...but a restaurant? Indeed a very sad sight and fact to digest.

But digest this we shall, huh?

That's my neighbor's gate, the ear for the padlock's been pried open like a sardine can.

Something's got to be done about these guys, these criminals walking and terrorizing the streets of Malaysia like it is their God-given right to take things off people. I want them minced and thrown into the sea.

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