Extracted from the Singapore publication, The New Paper.
...The 27-year-old salesman was in tears as he recounted his brother's distress calls. Recalling the second call, he said his brother had shouted: 'The car has stalled!'
He then heard a commotion, then May screaming: 'They have a knife!' before the phone was snatched away.
His parents went to a police station to make a report, but no action was taken.
The brother then drove to the Gelang Patah area himself to try to look for them. He spotted a patrol car and flagged it down. He said he begged the three police officers inside to help search for the couple, but the officers were unmoved and later drove off.
A Johor police spokesman said the unfortunate situation had arisen because the robbery and rape took place in different jurisdictions. He said that when the public call the police, they need time to ascertain the location and situation of the crime, and delays may result.
He said the matter would be investigated thoroughly.
The Article: http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,133057,00.html?
The Silent Majority's opinion:
In Tun Haniff Omar's recent article in the NST on Sunday, he said "What in heaven's name is going on?" Yes, what is going on?
The police being non-responsive to public calls for help. They are obviously not taking these calls for help seriously, and this is the result, robberies and rapings committed within hours of reports being filed due to NO ACTION BY THE POLICE.
If the Police had acted and called out their battalion of police cars parked at the Larkin Police Station, perhaps they could have isolated the criminals by way of patrols and road blocks. They already had the location and a lead, it wouldn't have been difficult to deploy resources.
Filing a Police report basically means that they FILE IT and DO NOTHING. Anybody who has filed a police report would know this, there is never any follow up. So it's a futile effort.
Even when the brother took it upon himself to search for his brother and girlfriend, and eventually managed to stop a Police Patrol car, all 3 Police officers were un-fazed and just drove off!! What kind of human being doesn't make an attempt to help someone in such a dire situation? Furthermore, those who are paid by us taxpayers and who are tasked with protecting the public!
It's obvious that the recent pay rises, plural (more than 1 raise) has not changed their attitude. These are things that WE, as TAXPAYERS are paying for and THIS IS WHAT WE GET?! INDIFFERENCE?
We, as the Silent Majority should and will PUNISH the GOVERNMENT in the NEXT ELECTIONS. Why should we vote a government who makes bad fiscal calls? We should observe what happens in the near future and see whether there are RESULTS and an INQUIRY made by the government into the INCOMPETANCE and NEGLEGENCE of the POLIS DI-RAJA MALAYSIA.
This must not be allowed to go on. You will have your say, MAKE IT KNOWN, either at the BALLOT BOX or in PROTESTING.
If you wish, you can start by SIGNING the PETITION being collated by the Johor Bahru Tiong-Hua Federation You may sign the petition or view it at this site: http://jbtalks.cc/petition/index.php
As a citizen, you have the right to voice your opinion and make your dissatisfaction known. And you should. The days of the timid and easily swayed Chinese community needs to come to an end, because the Chinese are increasingly becoming victims of their own silence and tolerance. By saying this, we are not saying that we should execute this by violent means. We can take the power away from those whom we put in office in the first place, who are obviously not doing their jobs and serving the public.
We need to make known to all these Politicians that they need to address these matters of great public importance and we don't only want lip service. We want to see results and this doesn't mean spending more money on Police cars that are hardly used to Patrol, or Police Officers who are indifferent and irresponsible.
For those of you who do not have children, and do not think this will affect you, think again. If you are staying in another part of the country, and think that this is isolated to Johor, think again. Do you really want to follow in the footsteps of our narrow minded politicians who are also shortsighted and wait for the situation to become so dire that it will take a decade to bring order back to the streets? Do the right thing.