I haven't been reading Malaysia news lately. It has been quite a relief after stopping myself from reading 90% filled nonsense on our country's political agenda. I've been reading a couple of blog, and worthy news shared in Facebook when I saw Jai Ramlee's blogpost on the discovery of missing 5-year old kid, Nurul Nadirah. Unfortunately, she was found dead...burnt to death...
Being an avid fan of the drama Criminal Minds, i find myself being flooded with questions:
- Why would a random person kidnap a 5-year old girl? Is this person an opportunist kidnapper-murderer? psycopath? or has been aiming for her?
- Is the unsub a male or female known to the victim?
- What is the unsub's motives? Kidnap for ransom? or kidnap because she resembles some person the unsub thinks?
- When was she murdered?
- Why the unsub chose to burn her? to hide the time of death?
It might be very insensitive to be thinking about all these questions. But it has deeply troubled me that the society has been getting more and more dangerous. Why has it troubled me? Let me share with you my childhood stories.
When i was very little, i would linger alone around my kampung house. When my parents or grandparents needed some groceries, i would walk about 150m to the shop. I was about 5 years old. When I have enough pocket money, or found shillings, i would walk there and buy myself an ice-cream too!
When i moved to Ipoh, i couldnt accustom to sitting bus home from kindergarten. My house is about 300m away from it, so on my 1st day of school, i walked home. On 2nd day, i was made to stay put after class to wait for the bus to come. On 3rd day, i walked home again and tell my mom that the bus is late, i'd rather walk home. (p/s i didnt know she had paid the bus fare)
At age 6-8, i still help mom by going to get sundries like eggs and so on. In the evenings, i would run to the play ground to play as well.
I'm not boasting on how smart i was. But i remembered that my parents would be worry if im out of the house too often and told us there were dangerous people lurking around. However, i find that during my time, i can see other children playing around and helping parents get groceries too. Everything stopped when my mom and I witnessed a woman and her daughter being robbed at brought daylight! It was then that everyone feared to walk the streets because the snatch and robbery occur so often, that the neighbourhood has turn to be unsafe.
Then someone who claims to be a genious introduced the concept of gated community. Gated community is actually a solid evidence the failure our police system is. The police cant ensure our security, and so we have to form our own gated community. This has added our living cost because 20years ago, there is NO SUCH THING as security fees. And for all i know, gated security guards have to have "connections" with the police so that if there's any incident, the police will "try their best" to come a.s.a.p. And you know how connections are formed *sarcastically roll eyes*
I'm not implying that the murders, kidnapping and whatever crime in Malaysia is caused by incompetent parents, policemen or the victims. They cannot be blamed solely because our SYSTEM is failing the society, causing the society to be SICK. As to add salt to the wound, the failing system is managed by an incompetent government. Oh, so that's why the system is failing huh?
And you are blaming technology for causing kids to be obese, and lazy. Blame who? Its dangerous to go out, stay home and play your Ipad...
Troubled thoughts by MsXeRoZ 2012