I am feeling so upset now after reading a posting on Rose blog about her ordeal during the weekend. I simply cannot imagine anyone would be daring enough to snatch the handbag of a lady in front of her own house and right in front of the family members! OMG! Has the crime rate in Kuching become so bad that it is not even safe around your own housing area, right in front of your own gate? What in the world is the authorities doing about this? I mean, I have been hearing about snatch thieves, break-in, car stolen, etc for a long long long time in Kuching.
It seems to me that nothing is being done at all. Oh yah, of course there are talks about adding more patrols and more policemen and so on. But are this just talk? It sure feels that way to me. I mean, if action are being taken, shouldn't the frequency of the crime be decreasing instead of escalating! Yes, I am really angry about this. Kuching used to be a town that is relatively peaceful and safe to live in. This is my hometown and place that someday I would like to be able to come back and retire in. This is the place that my parents and family are living in now!
What in the world are all those people that is suppose to be representing the rights of the people in Kuching doing? It does makes one wonder the meaning of the words they printed on the banners around Kuching recently: For a Peaceful Country. Does that mean peace only to those that can afford having bodyguards round the clock? What about the common people that live in this country and pay taxes for the development of the country? What is the priority of our safety rank in the development plan?
What would it take for the authority to wake up and take action? The death of someone important to snatch thieves? The mumbling from a very important person for being robbed in the broad daylight in their house in front of all their family members? Or the killing of someone because of a carjack? What would it take before someone finally understand and do something!!!!! Sigh, time to buy tazer and baseball bats for my parents to keep in their bags and car...