Where is the Security?
A hardworking, friendly, young, pretty, and educated (graduate of Universiti Utara Malaysia) Marketing executive Chee Gaik Yap, was abducted by several men, gang-raped and brutally murdered while jogging near Taman Ria Jaya, Sungai Petani, on Jan 14, 2006, at 6 PM. Her half-naked dead body was found 9 hours later. Gaik Yap was about to be sent to Germany by her company for work next week and was in high spirits.
Before that, her sister found her track shoe by the roadside. There were bloodstains on the ground nearby. Her sister rushed to the guardhouse of a gated community. After being informed of Gaik Yap’s disappearance, the security guard did not immediately call the police. The guard said the bloodstains could have been because someone had bled from an accident and asked her sister to check with the hospital.
(Update: After almost 10 years, on 9 Aug 2015, the High Court sentenced the rapist+murderer Shahril Jaafar, 34, to death for murdering Chee Gaik Yap. However, it’s a suffering experience and long wait for her family, when this criminal is a son of Datuk. May her souls rest in peace.)
Canny Ong Lay Kian, a young and beautiful information technologist, had flown back from the US to visit her ailing father in KL, was having a night out with friends at the Bangsar Shopping Complex, KL, on Jun 13, 2003. She was kidnapped in the basement car park (all this was recorded by the CCTV in the shopping complex). Later she was stabbed, thrown down the drain and burned alive.
Both victims are young, pretty and educated. They should have a bright and promising future. The society and family had been spending over 20 years to cultivate them, and the rapists, the sisa masyarakat, destroyed them in just an hour. In general, everyone will agree to award these rapists a death penalty, plus 20+ canning by rotan, before they are hang to death. Some even think this is not enough (me too). But these cannot bring the victims back… I cannot imagine how their family feel when they see an unoccupied seat in the coming Chinese New Year Eve (family gathering day). The pain will be inbearable, even after many years.
I have more to say…
The sickening murderers are the main ones to be blamed. However, I have strong opinions about the lazy and sloppy security guards. Just look at the two cases above. For the first case, the security guard was obviously fucking lazy. For the second case, the security guards probably slept in the CCTV room? After the murder, then they became very hardworking and patrol in car park, fucking late already…
I never have a good impression about those chap barang security guard. Just let me list of few of their common styles:
1) Many do not know how to deal with emergency situation
2) Some are less than 5 feet and 50 Kg
3) They let you sign the log book and never verify the I/C
4) Or they want to keep your I/C (by right they cannot do that)
5) If boss not around, they don’t dress properly. A sign of poor discipline
6) If you don’t check, they would be missing in action
7) Many are drug addict. Be sure to check the unoccupied room if you hire a new security guard. If you find candle, lighter, needle or other suspicious object, fire him immediately.
In short, they are not professional and are poor quality, with lousy attitude. I wonder if they have taken any formal training. Is there any committee to set and monitor the quality standard? It does not make sense if you let the persons with defective personality to take care of the most important assets and even precious life.
Let’s see another case. On Jan 17, 2004, in Tanjung Kupang, Gelang Patah, Johor, 10-year-old Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani was on her way to do some errands for her mom. She was raped by a security guard in the guardhouse, and the security guard invited drug addicts to gang-rape the girl as well, and later strangled her to death. Some security guards are suspected to arrange a robbery with outsiders to rob their customers such as bank… Well, “Harapkan Pagar, Pagar Makan Padi…”