Monday, September 20, 2010

GTA Klang Valley

Curious crowd: Members of the public visiting Ladang Gadong – where Sosilawati and three others were allegedly murdered – near Banting yesterday. — Bernama

The hottest news in town right now – the quad murder of Soosilawati and co (my condolences), at the hands of the two now infamous lawyers. Which reminds me of –what else – Grand Theft Auto Klang Valley!

Crime rate is increasing year-on-year, while these kinds of sensational stories comes in the spotlight every few years, the true crime rate has been increasing steadily and our sense of feeling secure is getting lesser and lesser. For example, now I myself are treating everyone on the street, in the KTM, on the road as a threat, and us urban families are happily fencing up our homes with grills and alarms and guarded schemes, and yet burglars still can find their way in. The cause many people say was the lost sense of community we once had in neighbourhoods, not surprising as most of the suburban workers go off to work early in the morning and only return late night, resulting in no time to even get to know the neighbours!

As for the sensational GTA –style murder, what’s more to say – local lawyers in cahoots with shady land dealings, fenced up farm in rural places – without the usual poultry and livestock, the ‘river of horror’ with marine police scooping up bone fragments of an estimated 20 people who met their untimely end there. Even the farm scene resembles a scene from Stieg Larsson’s The girl who played with fire, part two of a trilogy in crime fiction. People are pointing fingers around, corruption, lackadaisical attitudes of the law enforcements units, or the easiest reason - human nature, where people are never satisfied with what they have and lusts for more, striving to reach their goals by all means, good or evil. Behind the shadows, we knew that things that are not supposed to happen is happening, but we keep our curiosity to us to keep out of harm’s way. Brave souls strive to rip off the cloak of lies and expose the truth, unfortunately some found themselves snuffed and their stories covered with another cloak of lies.

I guided a blind man to take the bus to Putra Permai today. It is impressive where in this world today, he still is courageous to take public transport on his own despite his disability. But then again, who knows if your mobile and wallet was fished out when you think you’re doing a good deed helping the poor guy?

2 comments:

  1. you can't be too careful at all times and basic compassion must be practice if not where the world is heading to... do not judge too quickly

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  2. you can't be too careful at all times and basic compassion must be practice if not where the world is heading to... do not judge too quickly

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