Three things I feel deeply about -- crime prevention because it means safety for our families and loved ones and of course, in the long run and in macro terms, our country. And crime include crime against children.
Second:: education because it affects the younger generation who is the future of our beloved country.
Third: health because it is about our well-being and it is also about cost and affordability especially for senior citizens.
Not necessarily in that order.
This morning, my youngest sister Nina witnessed a snatch theft along Jalan Dato Abu Bakar just before the traffic lights at the flyover ( left takes you to Phileo and Taman Tun Dr Ismail and right takes you to Bukit Kiara, Bukit Damansara, Bangsar and on the KL).
Two guys on a motorbike. The motorcyclist was weaving in and out of the morning traffic and got to the right side of her car, actually in between her car (Kyron) and a satria on her left.
My sister had already got her antennae when she heard a motorbike revving up from behind
Since she and her daughter were attacked and robbed in front of the gate at their house in Section 16, PJ on Dec 19 last year, my sister has been more aware, alert and all psyched up.
.For instance, she quickly kept a keen eye on these two guys to see what they were up to.
The motorbike slowed down and then stopped when it reached the right side of her car. The guys looked at the satria on their right. The satria was heavily tinted.
What happened next was the stuff you hear and read about or watch on Youtube -- the motobike then went ahead and turned in front of my sister's car, almost "squeezing through", and went to the left side of a car - a Kelisa - in front of my sister's car.
The motorbike stopped at the left-passenger front window and in one swift and hard blow, the pillion smashed the window, put his hand in, and took out a handbag.
Meanwhile, my sister, was already so angry and was about to take a left turn but the motorbike fled so quickly to the left towards.
The victim (of the Kelisa), was seen taking left, stopped by the side of the road for a while and drove off.
Meanwhile, my sister felt so helpless. The other motorists probably did not know what had happened but if they did there was nothing anyone could do because the SOBs had sped off.
My sister had already known those guys were up to no good but was not able to run them down because they had not committed anything but was too late to do anything after they had committed their crime.
Although she was not the victim, my sister lodged a police report that same day anyway for the simplke reason that she had witnessed a crime.
She said she wanted to make sure that there was on record of a crime committed.
Some people are "malas" or are simply not bothered about making a police report --perhaps nothing of value was stolen. Or perhaps, they don't think it would make any difference.
Also, it seems, policemen in some stations refuse to take down reports of "minor" crime, especially if you have not been robbed.
If you don't report, there will be no record. Perhaps that's why the crime index is low because people are not reporting, or their reports are not accepted.