Friday, July 29, 2016

In Peaceful Malaysia, 5 Shootings in 3 Weeks

In a period of just three weeks, there has been another five shootings, resulting in six deaths!
Malaysia may have very strict laws governing gun control – yet, guns seem readily available. Frightening, isn't it?

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At approximately 3.35 PM on July 27, 2016, a 43-year-old moneylender was shot 16 times in his car while he was at the Jalan Taman Ibu Kota/Jalan Genting Klang junction – near Setapak Central – in Kuala Lumpur.
Just a day earlier, at about 09:00 AM, armed men on two Yamaha 125Z motorcycles and in a white Toyota Camry and a grey Proton Wira Aeroback ambushed a Toyota Fortuner at the Putajaya-bound exit of the Elite Highway. 
Shots were fired but fortunately, the three victims, aged between 51 and 58, were unharmed because the vehicle they were riding in was bulletproof(!). It was reported that they had sent off a friend who was carrying an undisclosed sum of money at KLIA2 in Sepang, Selangor.
On July 13,  2016, a 32-year-old man shot dead four members of a family, including a two-year old boy in a room at a chicken processing factory in Batu Maung, Penang. Eleven bullet casings were found at the crime scene.
On July 11, 2016, a mini-market owner and his female assistant cheated death after being shot a number of times in front of his Taman Seri Fajar house in Batu Pahat, Johor. The victim, known only as Cheng, 40, suffered injuries to his chest and right hand while the woman escaped unhurt.
Two days earlier, a man was found dead with gunshot wounds on his head in Teluk Kulat, Pulau Banding, Perak. The victim was known as Khairul Azizan Zaidi, 29. 
Citizens are getting alarmed!
Maybe we do need to summon Marvel's Punisher after all. He will do a better job than the Malaysian police, I am sure! 
Yesterday, I was at the EduFly Aviation Academy in Wisma Naza at 12, Jalan Sungai Besi, KL.
At the Metro Toastmasters meeting, I started the first of ten CC speeches – my thirty-seventh round actually. The Ice Breaker had a title “Lonesome”.

This week alone, from Monday to Thursday, I made four speeches at four Toastmasters meetings, three of which were Advanced speeches and the other, a CC speech. Now, that's a feat!

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