UNHELPFUL:An elderly couple claim that the police did not help them after they were attacked by motorcyclists
AN elderly couple and their three Taiwanese friends were supposed to spend a day touring Putrajaya, but it turned out to be a nightmare with trips to two police stations.
Bandar Damai Perdana resident Choy Kien Mun, 74, said they were on their way to Putrajaya, and were in front of a Petronas station in Bandar Damai Perdana when he noticed that a motorcycle behind his car had fallen over.
Choy told a press conference that he had stopped his car and only realised that the “accident” had been staged when the motorcycle’s pillion passenger hit his car with a helmet and broke his side mirror and windscreen. Also present at the press conference were Kajang Municipal councillors Evonne Lee Shim Moi and Eddie Ng Tien Chee and Serdang assemblyman Teo Nie Ching. Choy said three more motorcycles, each with pillion passengers including a woman, arrived at the scene in less than five minutes to join the attacker. They broke the front and back windows of Choy’s Mercedes Benz. Bystanders shouted at them to stop but did not dare to do more than that. The three motorcycles sped away when the police came, but the “accident victims” accused Choy of hitting their motorcycle. “The policeman’s treatment of us was more disappointing than what had happened earlier,” claimed Choy. “He told us not to lodge a police report but to give him our names and IC numbers,” he claimed. Choy claimed that he went to the Bandar Damai Perdana and Kajang police stations but, instead of offering their assistance, the officers told Choy that he should not be driving at his advanced age.
“I hope the police will investigate my case before jumping to any conclusions. We have evidence to show that I did not hit the motorcycle.”
Bystanders had snapped pictures of the incident which not only showed that there were no scratch marks on Choy’s car but also the motorcycle’s registration number and a young man swinging his helmet towards the car.
Choy’s wife Hsi Hsuen, a Taiwanese who became a Malaysian citizen 42 years ago said: “I have grown to love this country very much but the way we were treated made it seem as though we are not welcome.
“Even if we had really hit the motorcycle, they should not have taken the law into their own hands to such an extent,” said the 67-year-old woman.
The damage to the car cost the Choys more than RM10,000.
During her visit to the venue, Lee said she was told by a newspaper vendor that a similar incident had happened a week before to an old lady.
“I urge Bandar Damai Perdana residents to be more careful as this seems to be a new robbing tactic adopted by these criminals.”
Ng claimed that criminals were becoming more daring because the police were taking these cases lightly.
“I propose that the government form an independent police corruption and misconduct commission to ensure that this does not happen again,” he said.