Taman Majidee, JB – Girl Shot and Dies, Place Has Constant Crime


I am sad that the girl was killed by shots from the security guards. The full story is not known yet, but I am sure any family would rather be robbed to bankruptcy than lose a loved one.

What was the police’s excuse the time I got robbed?

The police, of course, can’t do much. As they said, the area is infamous for break-ins. The inspector who noted my case put it this way: “Lebih kurang setiap hari” there was a robbery. Blame the drug addicts frequenting the KTM tracks as is the norm.

And here I thought JB had been turned around since the Cabinet made some noises and the arrival of the MP5 toting cops. I guess it is as I speculated, the apparent drop in crime reported was also due to just that – fewer crimes being reported to the police and/or making it into the papers (or are requested to have the crime reports withdrawn), but the crimes are still there.

Perhaps with the tragic death of a Datuk’s daughter, the JB police will finally properly buck up – not just the imported MP5 cops from KL. But then, they didn’t buck up after the last major public outrage at two gang rapes that time.

From The Star 4 June 2010:

Datuk’s daughter dies after robbers use her as human shield

JOHOR BARU: A 19-year-old girl, who suffered head injuries when robbers used her as a human shield during a botched heist at her house in Taman Majidee here, has died.

Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff confirmed Friday that the girl, the daughter of the houseowner who is a Datuk, had died around 10.45pm on Thursday.

“We are not going to make assumptions on her death at this point of time but we sympathise with her family members,” he told reporters here, adding that the police were still waiting for the post-mortem results.

The girl was allegedly injured after a security guard opened fire on three robbers who had used her as a human shield while trying to escape with stolen goods on Tuesday night.

DCP Mohd Mokhtar said the police were also investigating if the security guard involved had a firearm licence.

“Currently, we are still investigating the case as armed gang robbery. We will wait for the post-mortem results before making any conclusion.

“A young girl has unfortunately died in this incident and we are going to allow the family to mourn before we question them,” he said.

It was earlier reported that one robber involved in the heist was shot dead and another shot in the leg by the security guard.

The third robber was arrested after a car chase near Taman Kebun Teh.

In another case, DCP Mohd Mokhtar said the police detained three drug addicts on Tuesday for stealing 205 railway track metal clips at the Kempas-Pasir Gudang KTM Berhad.

“The men were caught at around 2.30pm and found with five plastic sacks containing the stolen items,” he said, adding that they had been detained under Section 430 of the Penal Code and could face a jail term of up to 20 years, fine or whipping.

From The Star 7 June 2010:

Teen shot during botched heist dies

JOHOR BARU: The nineteen-year-old girl who sustained injuries to her head during a botched heist at a house in Taman Majidee here, has died.

Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff confirmed that the girl, the daughter of the houseowner who is a Datuk, died around 10.45pm on Thursday.

“We are not going to make assumptions on her death at this point, but we sympathise with her family members,” he told reporters here yesterday, adding that the police were still waiting for the post-mortem results.

The girl was allegedly injured after a security guard opened fire on three robbers who had used her as a human shield while trying to escape with stolen goods on Tuesday night.

DCP Mokhtar said police were also investigating if the security guard involved had a firearm licence.

“We are still investigating the case as armed gang robbery. We will wait for the post-mortem results before making any conclusions.

It was earlier reported that one robber involved in the heist was shot dead and another shot in the leg by the security guard.

The third robber was arrested after a car chase near Taman Kebun Teh.

From The Star 7 June 2010:

Taman Majidee folk living in fear of criminals
By AUSTIN CAMOENS

JOHOR BARU: Residents of Taman Majidee here have been living in increasing fear the past 20 years as criminals are getting more daring and aggressive.

Many of these residents hope for a stronger police presence in the neighbourhood to curb multiple crimes, especially house break-ins.

Zainab Ibrahim, 54, said her house had been broken into at least 10 times the past 30 years.

The retiree, who lives with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren, added that she had also been a victim of snatch theft three times last year.

“The neighbourhood used to be a nice place to live in the 1970s but now no one can walk the streets alone without worrying about snatch thieves and robbers,” she said.

Another resident, who only wanted to be known as Govind, 71, said crime was a common occurrence in the neighbourhood.

“Almost every month, a house is robbed,” he said, adding that he was not surprised to hear about the robbery attempt on June 1, about 300m from his house, where robbers used a woman as a human shield when pursued by a security guard.

The retired doctor asked why the police had not been keeping an eye on the neighbourhood with the high crime rate there.

A businessman who only wanted to be known as Low, 57, echoed Zainab’s sentiment that the crime rate in the area was much lower 20 years ago.

“I own a shop lot in the area and it is disturbing that so many crimes occur here on a monthly basis.”

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob said that police would step up patrols in the housing estate.

“We are aware of the residents’ concerns. We will increase patrols as well as police presence,” he said.

He urged anyone with information on any crime related cases to contact the police hotline at 07-2212999 or the nearest police station.

UPDATE 12 June 2010: Woman nabbed in relation to shooting case.

2 Responses to “Taman Majidee, JB – Girl Shot and Dies, Place Has Constant Crime”

  1. Ummie Says:

    Hello from JB.
    Glad somebody blogging the real scene in our place.
    Where will it leads?

  2. Simon Thong Says:

    Where will it lead? It can only get worse for the residents. Meanwhile, the PM is telling everyone how the crime rate has fallen, etc…

    Of course, if the residents of JB offered a huge palace and piece of land to the PM, FREE!!!, and he lives there..WALAO, of course you would be safer. Lots of security for the BIG SHOTS.

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