safety of a country’s citizen is our right. Our females shouldn’t have to
mentally and physically prepare themselves in the event their car window gets
smashed by a passing motorbike and their handbag snatched, or they get
assaulted and robbed at a mall car park or even abducted and raped.
Malaysia has been ranked by the Global Peace Index as the safest country in South East Asia. Our crime rate has dropped by an impressive 39.7%. Yet there are
pockets of areas where the incidence of crime is high and criminals roam
free and fearless.
The Spanker appreciates the fact that the government has reduced crime from 177,520 cases
in 2010 to 157,891 cases last year. However, there are still a lot of people who have
suffered injustice unfairly.
to social media we see the faces, read the horrifying stories and feel the trauma
that each of these people have gone through on Facebook and other digital media
it time we get our Malaysia back?
park crimes have become extra sensitive in Malaysia bringing back to mind the
Canny Ong case in Bangsar. The mystery and her horrific murder left many
anger has undoubtedly returned with the latest car park attacks. Women’s groups
and the police are issuing safety advisories on how to handle such situations. This
is seriously getting out of hand and car park managements must reclaim
ownership of their own car parks.
How many times
have we read about snatch theft victims who were injured badly? Or ended up in a coma, or even killed? How
many of us would stop to help a person whose bag has just been snatched? How
many of us would check to see what was happening if an alarm goes off?
we’re in our cars, waiting at the traffic lights and witness a motorcyclist who
smashes the window of another stationary car, would we do anything? How many of
us would even stop to help after an accident? We prefer slowing down to rubberneck
and causing more traffic gridlock, a favorite Malaysian pastime.
do we blame, other than, obviously, the criminals themselves? Its time all Malaysians came together to reclaim ownership of a safer Malaysia for our loved ones.
The Spanker got so angry reading about the current spate of robberies, rapes, snatch thefts and abductions in mall car parks that he decided to set up a facebook group called M A R A H - Malaysians Against Rape, Assaut & snatcH, and also created a petition as a citizen's initiative to work with the
police, shopping mall car park operators, state and federal govts to lobby for
Chronology and fb
links to recent cases reported in the press
June 4 - Another woman was
robbed at the outdoor parking lot near 1Utama shopping centre. The suspect who
was armed with a parang approached her as she was getting into her car
and forced her to drive to an ATM.
June - Teoh Soo Kim robbed, abducted and assaulted, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong. Teoh
Soo Kim was reported missing by her family after she failed to turn up at a
friend's house. Police later found the 51-year-old unconscious at an oil palm
estate in Kuala Selangor with a fractured skull. She is now in a coma and fighting
for her life.
12 - This crime took place at the Adorn Level of Starhill Gallery car park
14 - 2nd case of assault at Mid Valley car park
24 June A woman nearly had her finger severed by an armed robber as she stopped
in front of her friend’s house along Jalan Datuk Sulaiman at Taman Tun Dr
Ismail at 6:30am.
June 24 A girl and her father were on their way to the Kelana Jaya LRT station
at 4:30am for the Standard Chartered Marathon Run when they were robbed by 4
guys on 2 motorbikes and the father was slashed with a parang.
was walking to her car parked at the Ikano Power Center with a friend after
catching a movie at Cineleisure around 11.15pm. Her bag was snatched as they
approached the grass area near the Volkswagen showroom by a man in his early
20s, but she bravely snatched it back from him. Read Dawn’s full account of the
night’s events here.
Location of Attacks
Valley X 2
will also organize safety campaigns, safety tips and demos, self defiance demos etc in
collaboration with the police, shopping malls and govt agencies for its members.
is strictly a non-religious non-political color blind safety campaign driven citizen’s
initiative group, with no state or federal influence. Your membership will be approved
if you agree to comply with our group membership policy. Members are encouraged to contribute ideas,
suggestions and to participate actively.
fb Group Membership Policy
will accept both male and female members who care enough to lobby for the
safety of all Malaysians in general and females in particular. We are
campaigning for safer car parks, safer streets, and the right to be safe in and
outside our own homes.
will not accept politicians as group members. We are strictly a citizen’s
initiative and will work with both the Selangor state and Federal governments
to achieve our safety campaign objectives, but we will not be hijacked for
political agendas. I am sure you know what I am talking about with the 13th
general election just around the corner.
will not accept members who attempt to sell products and services to this
is a twisted, wicked, sarcastic, single, dirty old man with 30 years experience in hospitality, entertainment and media. He’s been involved in the senior management of several hotels and resorts and just about every club in the Klang Valley and loves to people watch.
This gives him a unique insider’s perspective and he brings with him a valuable local and regional network of business associates that personally know him on a first name basis.
A seasoned journalist, Dave is currently the Chief Editor and Senior Partner for Frigglive.com, Ascension Media, as well running his own companies One Media Publishing and DaVeron Concepts.
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