Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Our type of rescue

It’s always an eye-opening experience talking to old uncles, be it a conversation at the traditional coffee shop or any random meetings. I had such a session yesterday evening after joining a few of them for badminton.

Naturally, our conversation centred on the current talk of town, that particular landslide. And apparently, one of the guys there was working in his office when the baby landslide took place 2 days before the major one. He was referring to the version which happened in Jalan Semantan, 2 days before the Bukit Antarabangsa version.

“It was just outside the windows of my office”, he said.
“All the Bandaraya and police were there. 2 days later, all moved over to antarabangsa”

It was then that one of the uncles made a statement…
“Of course lah, plenty of things to find there, so many rich people”

That uncle was actually referring to rescuers going to the scene to look for money. After all, all the buried properties are bungalows own by very rich people. Shadowfox has done some research and found that bungalows there were selling at the region of RM6.5m. What kind of fortune do you think are buried beneath the earth there?

Honestly, I have never thought about it. Only the uncles are aware of such thing.

I know it can be over-judgemental to think of the rescuers in such a manner but when you read news reported today about how
a victim was given a hoe and asked to dig and look for his wife himself, one can't help but think how “efficient” our rescuers are. And let’s not kid ourselves. We are all painfully aware of the possibility of such things in this wonderful country.

24 comments:

Angie Tan said...

I read the news on Malaysiakini too. It is absolutely disgusting. And then, the police chief coming out to say that these rescuers were not trained properly??? What happened to that SMART rescue unit we trained up after the Highland Towers collapse some 15 years ago??

It's not a rescue exercise, it's a looting exercise.

Pookyma said...

Bro...such an incident is quite a norm in this country i tell you...

There have been cases like this on a road accident.Example a car crash.The driver is badly wounded and is trapped in his/her car.Those so called rescuers will snatch their valuables and bags away and leave the injured one there behind.They won't even spare the gold chain around your neck.I've been hearing stories of such since i was very young until now.

Crankster said...

Oh, the rescuers are really efficient. You know the spate of robberies at the newly abandoned houses in Bkt Antarabangsa?

Guess who's responsible?

Sometimes it's hard to comprehend how immoral Malaysians truly are.

Crankster said...

Hadn't read the link when I posted the statement above. But looks like it's confirmed then.

Rescuers, my ass. Bloody robbers.

CK said...

is this the same police chief who lied in front of all saying tat the PJ vigil participants were not arrested during Negaraku singing?

if he is, wat else to expect?
"saya tidak percaya" katanya.

sigh~

jemima said...

Come "pingat" time, they're the ones who will receive glory & honor for their "services".

Acute Critique said...

it's true. i have seen so many that i lost count on how 'efficient' they are, at other type of 'help' during misfortunate times.. it's sad. really.

Lim Sze Wei said...

this is really embarrassing, but inilah budaya MALAYSIA :)

Anonymous said...

read it here
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/291636.asp

-=SiN=- said...

My own personal experience tells me this.. in times of dire.. packets of cigarettes and unlimited of soft drinks can do wonder…

Huei said...

n that's the news that came out in the local newspaper! IMAGINE all those that've been "covered"..hmm..

they r "efficient" la..efficient in digging gold wut!

j or ji said...

Malaysia.
Berbilang kaum.
Berbilang adat
Berbilang Agama
Berbilang perangai...style..kelakuan..

Apa yg takda di Malaysia?

myop101 said...

zewt,

this is not restricted to malaysia only. just because it is not reported elsewhere, doesn't mean it is not happening.

nonetheless, it is the reaction of some higher-ups that disgust me.

LightsInThe Distance said...

Read this in MT, quoting sources from Malaysiakini: http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/15867/84/

Quoted here a line uttered by this so-called Selangor police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar- "You don't expect an ambulance driver to save a buried victim. He is not trained, so if we request untrained personnel for help and they refuse, we shouldn't blame them."

And this is someone who's entrusted with the security of the state. Expletives doesn't even begin to describe this sorry excuse for a "human".

Rin said...

I agree with myop101, I think it happens everywhere. No no ini definitely bukan budaya Malaysia, it's a show of human grEed.

And yes, the Malaysians (are they all Malaysians?) mentioned in your post should be condemned *@#$&@*, but still, I would like to think the majority of Malaysians, like zewt and his readers who are condemning these people here, are good-natured people. =)

Winn said...

'polis RAJA di Malaysia' =licensed thiefs.

Ulquiorra Schiffer said...

penyangak di raja malaysia suits them better.

Kellaw said...

What you expect. People are money minded

erm said...

belonging maybe...but for that wife case....must be a reason for it

i still trust the police...else i should make my own army

zewt said...

Angie Tan - he just need to say... "I dont believe"... WTF

pookyma - really? WTF!!! sgh... this country is truly hopeless. next time u got accident, better call frens.

crankster - inhuman, that's the right word.

CK - that's why... i dont believe... or any kinda statement. they just need to say something and expect us to believe it.

jemima - think the selangor head of police just got his datukship.

zewt said...

Acute Critique - cant really blame us when we wanna leave this country, cant they?

Lim Sze Wei - welcome to AZAIG. betul... pelbagai budaya...

anon @ 10/12 1.10pm - read... sigh...

-=Sin=- - what if u dont have those things at that time?

huei - that's why we always call it... this cuntree!!

j or ji - like that pak cik during an old astro advert... macam macam pun ada!

zewt said...

myop101 - sigh... where else? i think those who died during 911 didnt do this though...

LightsInTheDistance - and some say i should use my brain... in other posts... sigh.

Rin - they should all be burn in hell... like now!

Winn - wooaah... so long never see u leh.

Ulquiorra Schiffer - apa ni nama canggih... haha...

Kellaw - let's hope it's no one from our school.

erm - include me if u wanna own an army :P

jam said...

The country isn't that wonderful anymore when this news of rescuers broke out the scene.

zewt said...

jam - i have heard even a more saddening news... written by a resident there. sigh... this country is falling apart, ppl just dont know it.