Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lulu Wonders If We Have Been Suffering Needlessly For Years Over Something Which Has A Solution In Sight

Lulu thinks, if you live in the Klang Valley, you would probably know of someone who has been a victim of snatch thieves. A relative, a friend, a colleague. Lulu's sister had her handbag snatched from her right outside the house. She was lucky cos she was not hurt. A friend has her hand gashed during the snatch. 11 big stitches were needed to sew it back together. My friend's mum was not so lucky. She was pushed, she hit her head, went into a coma and died shortly after.

Kisah benar, life in the valley.

For years, we have lived like that.

In the national Key Result Areas (KRA) announced by Najib this week, tackling crime is one of them, and the goal is to reduce street crime rate by 20 per cent by the end of 2010.

Lulu is amazed, cos the next day, Federal Police has the solution that can dramatically reduce street crimes statistics. The CID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin revealed that 80% of street crimes [mainly snatch thieves] are caused by drug addicts. So, by rounding up drug addicts, then the cops could see street crimes statistics being lowered by more than 20%.

Lulu is amazed.
Amazed-amazed-amazed.

The cops probably always knew this. It couldn't be such a coincidence that 2-3 days after Najib announced the KRAs, they come up with a solution. WHy did they have to wait till their performance is measured before they do something about it? How much blood has flowed and tears been shed in between the time the solution was staring them in the face and the actual nabbing now that their one report card system?

sigh

6 comments:

johnnie L said...

Lulu,
there is nothing amazing about this. this is just the normal drama that can only happen in malaysia. NATO.(no action talk only) after awhile things will be back to normal. it's just sickening!

ycg said...

najib: BANG! KPI achieved in 1 week, beat that you stupid Dr M. so what's for dinner?


(maybe a sweet cambodian this time?)

w9 said...

Way back in the seventies, I recalled that one scandinavian police chief came out with a perfect solution to reduce the high crime rate by more than 40% overnight. He legalised prostitution and tolerated smoking pot.

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

"they" will be very serious about this for a month.
It will also be on tv news and all over the press.
After one month came and gone , everything will be business as usual.
I'm not keeping my hopes high and i rather take care of myself and my love ones than to "depends" on them.
As Johnie L said " nothing amazing about it".

Another thing is , if we are to compare Singapore and Malaysia.
To me ,Singapore resembles America and Malaysia resembles Mexico!
Thats the standard of polis here.

MikeLing said...

this sandiwara will continue and the stats cooked to look good when the time comes. Don't be surprised by the quick action plot. The ending will be much better.

Gan said...

Stats can be dodge to make all KPIs looks good - siapa nak check?

Even if rounding up drug addicts might lower street crimes then what, where and how are we going to do with the addicts?

Pass the bug to Welfare Department?

So what happens to the remaining 80%?