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Woman's murder grim reminder of rising crime stats

Written by: MT Reader | 30 Sep 2017 12:31
Malaysians have reasons to be concerned with the state of crime in the country. India Today pic
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30 Sep 2017 12:31
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Some of us may call it fate, others, an unfortunate incident. 

But the death of a woman in her own home at the hands of robbers is a grim reminder of how the nation is struggling to deal with crime.

When Norhasilah Ismail, 34, returned to her Kampung Hijrah home after sending her two children to school on Friday , little did she know what awaited her.

It was broad daylight, 8am to be specific, so she would have just thought it was another typical Friday to look forward to with her family later. 

Instead, she ended up dead, a victim of a senseless killing at the hands of robbers who had broken into her house. 

Her husband had found her body in a pool of blood in the living room and had been stabbed on her stomach and chest. 

It was also very fortunate that the cruel murderers had not harmed her 4-year-old son who was locked in a room upstairs. 

When Malaysians find that their homes are not even safe anymore, it is a sign that things are not going right where safety and security are concerned.

What more when we step out of our homes.

Snatch thefts, muggings, robberies, gangsterism, sexual crimes, road rage, scammers, murders all seem to be part and parcel of everyday scenario in Malaysia these days.

I am sure our police force is trying their best and may be constrained by lack of personnel to deal with the situation fully, but for how long are we supposed to be worried sick like this?

We feel unsafe, we fear for our family's safety and we are worried about the loss of our hard earned valuables as well.

This level of crime was never heard 20 years ago. 

Worried Malaysian
Petaling Jaya

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