Malaysia safest country in Southeast Asia, 19th in the world - Latuk Seri Hishammudin Tun Hussein
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR TERKENAL, MS. DILL MALIK.
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COMMENT BY UGLY MALAYSIANA:
DO U FEEL SAFE walking alone around badly maintained 'sidewalks' in Cheras trying to reach a STAR LRT STATION that seems kilometers away as you pass by seedy commuters trying to sell you things or borrow money, or when you're taking in the midnight air in your neighbourhood lake gardens (in other words, cruising perhaps), or as you walk to work in the morning when the sun is just coming up, clutching an office bag tightly because of all the stories from friends and coworkers about 'ragut' and snatch thieves.
DO U FEEL SAFE at the mamak in Ampang leaving your iFon 4S on the table to your friends' disapproval, or your LV PURSE terkepit at your sweaty armpits as you brave hundreds of others for kangkung and peha ayam at your favourite Pasar Malam?
DO U FEEL SAFE having a laptop in your car as you rush out to buy a Chatime because you've heard so many laptop thefts from people in your life — how they left it in the car for 10 minutes and it's gone, and these real stories from everyone you know, have happened, and how crime is really real, and how we're all paranoid and have a huge distrust towards strangers of another race, how it's a really real problem, and now a minister tells us we're the safest country in South East Asia based on an index... and you know their reality is skewed because they have bodyguards everywhere, and they never take public transport, and never have to walk alone on dingy alleys to get home from work...