YOURSAY 'If a lawmaker could act in and witness the arrest of criminals, that shows the severity of the crime menace in this country.'
Bukit Bintang MP punches fleeing snatch thief
Anonymous #19098644: Good on you, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun. We must all step up and do our part to stop the crime wave which the government says is just a perception.
The police too need to do their part. First of all, stop lurking behind trees to focus on catching errant motorists and instead focus on catching the snatch thieves, burglars, kidnappers and white-collar criminals.
Anonymous #69337042: If a lawmaker could act in and witness the arrest of criminals, that shows the severity of the crime menace in this country.
Anonymous_VV: Besides his MP duties, Fong has police duties too.
Pemerhati: Now the police and AG (attorney-general) can easily charge Fong for assault on a person who was running on the road and the Umno media can spin the story to show that the DAP leader took the law into his own hands and does not respect the law.
The police, on the other hand, can detain at random as many people as they like (e.g. during Bersih 2.0) and assault and kill some of them as happened to A Kugan and many others, but the AG and the Umno-controlled government will go all out to protect these thugs and killers in uniform.
If there is a sufficiently large hue and cry, they will carry out a charade and some sort of phony investigation and give a slap on the wrist to some very junior officers. Malaysia is truly a false democracy or dictatorship in democratic clothing.
Conmen: Everyone who helped in the incident deserved to be praised. We have to reclaim back the streets and not just let them be like dark realms where people dread to tread.
UmnoBebal: A thief walks to up to PM Najib Razak and says, "Gimme all your money". Najib says, "I am the PM of Malaysia, you know." The thief replies, "OK, gimme back all my money."
Teh Kee-Keat: Compare the YB (yang berhormat) to those who are in uniform and well-armed, but capable only of beating up unarmed journalists and peaceful demonstrators.
Kit P: Such snatch incidents happen every day on Malaysian city streets. Nobody believes the "perception only" spin by BN and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) brass.
Part of this campaign to manage perception now extends to police station counter staff discouraging members of the public from making reports on street crimes.
UMNOBebal: Brave MP, it is better if you are the one who does more patrols in Bukit Bintang.
SKT: Will Utusan Malaysia spin this news as ‘DAP MP only knows how to do Tai Chi?'
Wira: If PDRM spend more effort in going after thieves and robbers instead of preventing social activists and opposition politicians from making this country a better place, then this country will definitely be safer for everyone.
Bootsie: The police have no time to do patrol during the day. At night, they are very hardworking attempting to catch drunk drivers.
Just go to Jalan Klang Lama during late mornings and early afternoons or near Kg Datuk Harun. They are always there looking for traffic offenders.
During late mornings and midday, they are also along the Federal Highway in the blazing heat looking for vehicles using the emergency lanes but to combat crime during the day, they don't seem to have the spirit. That is PDRM for you.
AnakPuyu: Bravo, Bravo Mr 'Tai Chi' Fong. Sometimes we ordinary citizens have to take matters into our own hands because the PDRM is busy entertaining with their bands.
Progressive: Great job, honourable MP Fong. We Malaysians are proud of you. Shame on Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and PDRM - they only good at public relations and managing perceptions rather than fighting crime.
Sarajun Hoda: The police have no time to patrol the street to control crime. Forty-two percent of the force does management and another 31 percent spy for Umno.
AnakBangsaMalaysia: Fong Kui Lun is one of the MPs who spends the most time on the ground with his constituents, listening to their issues and concerns.
More recently, he has been at the forefront of the resistance against the MRT land-grab in Chinatown. Now he can add another achievement to his formidable record - helping to take down a street criminal. Good work, sir!
Netizen63: PDRM should learn some Tai Chi from Fong. I mean real tai-chi... not the PDRM tai-chi against the Bersih inquiry.
Lim Chong Leong: Is Fong the direct descendent of Chinese martial artist Fong Sai Yuk?
Was it a punch or was it the mythical one middle finger pointing that has the power of a punch without touching the intended target, like the one they used on the deputy education minister?
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