This is classic Johor Bahru crime – the criminals will hurt you for the sake of hurting you, not to gain your compliance.
From The Star 26 April 2009:
80-year-old man slashed by robbers on bikes
JOHOR BARU: An 80-year-old grandfather was brutally slashed by robbers on motorcycles even after he handed over his cash and a Seiko watch to them.
A bleeding Ang Siow Kee staggered back home to his family who rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted for three days.
The octogenarian required 23 stitches for two slash wounds to his scalp caused by the parang attack at about 5.15am on April 22.
He was on his way to the bus stop to go to town to meet his friends, just as he had done two to three times a week for the past 20 years.
Siow Kee said he was a few metres away from his house along Jalan Kasa 7 in Taman Sentosa when two men set upon him, holding a parang and demanding money.
Terrified, he quickly handed over his wallet containing RM200 and his watch.
Still, the robbers slashed him three times and sped off, leaving him bathed in blood.
His son, hawker Ang Ah Hiang, 48, said he had a terrible shock on seeing his father coming home with blood streaming down his face and body.
“Blood was all over the road and in the house. We rushed him to two nearby clinics, both of which refused to treat him because of the severity of his injury.”
[Scott: What the heck! Is this country’s healthcare totally socialized already?!!!]
He said his father finally received treatment at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.
They were speaking at a press conference at their home organised by Johor Baru City Councillor Rodney Soon.
Soon urged the police to start operations at the police beat base along Jalan Songket 2, which was completed six months ago.
He added that he would assist the family to make a police report in the next few days.