Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Armed Guards for Mamak Eateries

I was at Cititel this evening to attend the MidValley Toastmasters meeting. I was tasked to evaluate Christine Ong who delivered an advanced speech but also at Moses Wong’s request, I too gave a CC speech # 7 Research Your Topic titled “Planning to Speak” – and it was evaluated by none other than Christine. Although I was voted the Best Project Speaker, I personally felt that another speaker Geraldyne Chong deserved the accolade because she spoke from the heart. And better still, her “Love” speech was really interesting! A different perspective. Overall, it was a good meeting and I would give it a score of 7 out of a 10.

I find it both alarming and amusing that BN-allied Indian Muslim Congress Malaysia (KIMMA) is contradicting the loud assertions of the Home Minister and even the police that crime is significantly down. Their president, Senator Syed Ibrahim Kader had proposed that mamak restaurants employ armed security guards to deter robberies! In fact, this made front-page news in the local Malay daily, Kosmo! on September 11, 2011.

Crime must be a pressing issue that this man could only think of this one solution – and all because two mamak eateries were robbed on August 28 and September 08, 2011.

Eating out is now hazardous!

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