If there ever was a news item about what the situation is like at most times in the City of Criminals, Johor Bahru, this is it!
From The Star 1 May 2009:
OCPD robbed at knife point
JOHOR BARU: Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob was tied up and robbed at knife point in his house here early yesterday.
The OCPD, in his 40s, who was home alone, had a shock when at least three men surprised him at about 5.45am.
The suspects, all believed to be Indonesians, tied him up and ransacked his home.
The intruders then fled with some cash and valuables.
ACP Zainuddin managed to free himself and contact the police. He later lodged a report at the Tampoi police station.
State CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Amer Awal said the suspects managed to enter the OCPD’s house through the back door.
“The OCPD was not harmed and so far we have detained three men in connection with the case,” he said, urging those with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999 or the nearest police station.
On the plus side, this should spur the JB police into high gear!
(And they begin by releasing a statement saying that this is an isolated case!)