This is the new age where mob rules. We have seen that in Batu Buruk and various other incidences.
Yesterday, a group of thugs sat on the concrete blocks erected by Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the Cheras-Kajang Highway. They are stationed there to prevent the residents from removing the barricades and they threatened to attack anyone who have the guts to go near the barricade. They were armed with sticks and helmets.
However, the residents believed that this country is a democratic country and not a police state. We have laws and we have police to protect the people. The residents tried to approach the barricade to remove the concrete blocks. To their surprise the thugs attacked them and several residents have to be taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained. Four of the residents were arrested; the thugs left.
Several policemen present during the incident had failed to intervene.
Kajang police chief Shakaruddin Che Mood, however, said they were only traffic policemen whom he had sent to the area for traffic control.
“They were too busy controlling traffic and could not do anything,” he told reporters.
Source: TheStar: Standoff over Cheras barrier and Malaysiakini
This is the new age of professional thug services. Organizations are now engaging this professional service to perform critical tasks. The point must be noted that the residents are arrested because they engage the professional thugs in a fight. I'm not sure, but it is observed that the thugs are "certified", "accredited" and most likely granted special privilege "licence".
Many organizations are now employing ex-police senior officers to be their executive directors as well as safety and health directors. It works and ex-servicemen are great performers. They had good connections and loyal friends who would assist them to protect the people whom are privileged.
Those who need employment and those unemployed graduates who are interested to be employed as mobbers or thuggers can consider joining this new profession. The government may need to consider whether to regulate this professionals and register them with the Malaysian Quality Agency (MQA).
A curiosity-seeker who wanted to know what was going on at the site of the disputed barricade near Bandar Mahkota Cheras was beaten up by the police.
Chang, 21, his sister and two friends were driving away from the site of the barricade about 11.30pm, when their car was surrounded by police personnel who had earlier dealt with a fracas involving BMC residents.
A high-ranking police officer at the scene claimed that Chang had run over a FRU personnel with his car.
“He asked for it. He ran over a policeman and he got what he deserved,” the officer told Malaysiakini a few minutes after the incident.
Asked to identify the person who was hit by the car, the officer had initial difficulty in persuading the individual to come forward.
When he did so, the man - who appeared unscathed - claimed: “He tried to run me over...
However, a police officer who took Chang to the Kajang Hospital said none of the personnel had been hit by the car.
Chang Jiun Haur was soaked in his own blood after being repeatedly beaten by 20 riot squad (FRU) personnel armed with batons and kicked with boots.
It is learnt that Chang was placed in the intensive care unit. The other occupants of his car were arrested last night.
Source: BMC fracas: Police beat up youth
Malaysians must learn to take care of their safety and health and not to provoke the police. The police can be easily provoked and can go amok if provoked at the slightest. We must be law abiding citizens as well as abiding the law enforcers' power and authority as they can act in accordance to any law, or in accordance to any law they could infer. That's the doctrine of ketuanan. We must respect the tuans.