Monday, July 2, 2012

The Lizard Keeps Spider-Man in NYC

Criminals are having a field day. On Sunday, robbers carted RM1.1 million taken from four automated teller machines (ATMs) at the Carrefour hypermarket in KL’s Wangsa Maju. Earlier in the week, on Thursday, thieves fled empty-handed after security guards raised a fire alert on spotting smoke – as a result of flames from blow torches – coming from the Jaya Jusco supermarket at the Puchong IOI Mall. Also on the same day, the Taman Tun Dr Ismail residence of a retired judge was broken into and the gang of five made off with RM250,000 in cash and valuables. Two days later, a bungalow in Damansara Heights was burgled and the owner, a businessman, reportedly lost RM300,000 in cash and valuables. Another bungalow belonging to a former Malacca chief minister met the same fate, losing a pistol, cash and valuables on the same Saturday too (The Sun, July 02, 2012, p 04).

And Spider-Man cannot be of assistance either because he is still stuck in New York City, hunting for The Lizard. So we are on our own – exposed, vulnerable and helpless.

Today, DAP’s Lim Guan Eng lambasted Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who lately brushed off the recent spate of crimes as isolated cases, calling the minister “lazy” for merely relying on statistics to prove his reasoning. Lim reminded Hishammuddin that statistics and figures do not take into account the human dimension of the loss or injury suffered because of criminals.

Enough said – let’s do our part to make sure that when GE13 comes, lazy Hishammuddin is voted out. Johoreans, will you do us this favor?

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