Thursday, June 14, 2007

Johor a haven for rapists and robbers

This is getting hard to stomach.

Just a day after this happened, another couple got abducted while filling up petrol along Pasir Gudang highway, Johor. The same nightmare of "slash and rape" happened.

How is it that petrol stations in Johor are so unsafe these days? Don't they have any workers there who could have taken some action to protect their customers?

This incident reminded me of what happened to Rosdee back in December 2005. That poor guy got his head hacked by a robber at a petrol station in JB. The picture of his shaven head with multiple stitches still give me the chills.

The criminals seem to be having a field day in Johor. A young woman was robbed and stabbed to death in her own bedroom last April while during the same month, another young girl died in the hands of a snatch thief in JB.

The crime prevention operation launched by Johor cops back in August 2006 seems to be more of a PR exercise than anything else.

If not, how else do you explain the unabated spate of serious crimes in this southern state?


Another woman gang-raped (The Star, 14 June 2007)

JOHOR BARU: A group of men took a couple on a terror ride before raping the woman, the second such case in as many days here.

A 55-year-old contractor and his 35-year-old female friend had stopped at a petrol station along the Pasir Gudang highway at 10.30pm last week. As he was filling up, three men armed with parang overpowered him and forced both victims into the car. The assailants took the victims on a one-hour terror ride before stopping at a secluded area along the highway.

As in the case on Monday, the contractor was slashed in the leg when he tried to escape. With the injured victim watching helplessly, the men took turns to rape the woman before fleeing in another car driven by an accomplice. The victims lodged a police report after the incident.

On Monday, a 19-year-old girl was raped by three men as her boyfriend watched helplessly in Taman Tampoi Indah. Their car was rammed into by another car. Three men in the car then abducted the couple. The boyfriend was also slashed in the leg when he tried to escape.

In another incident, a doctor, in her 50s, fell and injured her head after two thieves on a motorcycle snatched her handbag while she was walking to her car in Taman Melody yesterday. Passers-by who saw the incident caught one of the suspects. He was handed over to the police.



Anonymous Paris Beaverbanks said...

I made a similar observation at my site and I really don't know what's happening to JB.

14/6/07 16:41  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Hi PB! I looked up your link and am glad that you have also blogged about this. I hope more local bloggers talk about the Johor situation so that the ppl sitting comfortably in the Federal Capital can get a whiff of the stink that's going on and get REAL about the mess before it spreads all over Malaysia.

14/6/07 18:05  
Blogger zewt said...

2 more cases in puchong... reported in the straits time today.

14/6/07 18:12  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Zewt: Makes you wonder what the Home Ministry is doing, doesn't it?

14/6/07 20:40  
Blogger Helen said...

Back in those days, thieves and robbers were supposedly the cautious ones. Meaning, they're not confrontational by choice. Nowadays things have changed. This is disturbing.

14/6/07 21:07  
Blogger zewt said...

busy monitoring what bloggers are blogging about perhaps.

14/6/07 22:04  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Helen: Nowadays, it is the cops who are being extra cautious coz the thieves, robbers & rapists hv gone violently berserk. The tables have certainly turned upside down.

Zewt: If that be the case, then the index for PM's popularity is going to see a dramatic slide after the honeymoon is over.

15/6/07 11:12  
Blogger desiderata said...


Shuld we call fr AWEditions for : V or
The Magnificent SE7EN? (Tujuh is my fave number-lah! Is V your fave letter?)

17/6/07 14:53  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Desi, I'm very practical and just wanna fatt fatt fatt so you know what my fav number is, yar?? lol

17/6/07 18:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything is changing. The world is changing. And the good old days are changing to bad new days.

in the past, dogs chase cats, but now cats chase dogs! And in a matter of time, thieves will be chasing the policemen along the streets. Don't blame my imagination running wild, only blame that things are changing to bad.


21/6/07 19:15  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

O wise one madmonk! You really speaks the truth about cats chasing dogs. I witnessed this strange phenom only last week when my labrador ran helter skelter from a screeching cat 1/10th his size! lol

22/6/07 18:57  

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