I received this e-mail and I think I should share it here:

I am sure you all have heard of 'pick pocket'.
A new trend 'push pocket'.
Read on.. for your own good

A few days ago a new type of crime has surfaced in town.
It goes something like this:-
Somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket,
sometimes it could be just a wallet with
an identity card and a few ringgit.

A few minutes later, the 'owner' comes up
and confronts you, the 'thief '.
He makes a big commotion that you stole his stuff.

You, caught unaware, are then pulled aside by the
'owner' for a settlement. You are intimidated and threatened
that if you do not pay up the police will be brought in.
If you pay up, this 'owner' lets you go.
If not, the police are brought in.

Another strange thing is that there always seems
to be a 'witness' to your 'theft'.

I am told this often happens to foreigners at
the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
or even at LRT trains.
Given that you're 'guilty until proven innocent'
as far as t he Malaysian police are concerned,
I understand some poor people are in jail for
these 'offences'.

At the KLIA, the 'owner' throws his hand-phone and
wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage
trolley of a just arrived passenger.
The drama unfolds a few minutes later.
The real culprit has easily convinced our Malaysian police
to arrest the real victim (if he has not paid up the 'settlement' demand).
This is a very serious matter.

This is another form of extortionists operating in broad daylight.
They are disgusting criminals who will do anything
to rob and steal. The sickening part of the whole
scenario is that unless you pay the 'quoted settlement' money,
they will put you in real trouble by calling the police.

The real culprit gets back his hand-phone
and wallet but the real victim ( i.e. could be any one of us)
is thrown into the police lock up and charged in court.

So do be very careful,
otherwise you may end up as a 'thief'
as you have no way to prove your innocence.


Xjion89 said...

Omg, tat is so evil of them! I hv to be extra careful since I always take the commuting train.

Anonymous said...

for your information, no crime in law would assume you guilty unless proven innocent. If what was stated, guilty until proven innocent, then the whole malaysia would be guilty of something. Every citizen, suspects or any kind, before a judge right before you laid a judgement that you are guilty, you are always 100% assumed innocent. However, you might subject to a lock-up but may be granted bail on certain conditions.

Nevertheless, in any event that police came in, you will have a right to consult a lawyer. if you are poor enough, there will be legal aids. Besides, malaysian law does provide you a right to inform your family members unless they have reasonable grounds to believe you are contacting other person.

these are sumthing i know lah. but can't guarantee on it

enhenyero said...

i will take note on this, it's a scary thing.

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