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Saturday, 14 April 2007

Watch Your Cars!

According to The Electric New Paper, a Singaporean online publication, a car is stolen every two hours in Malaysia.

Now, with the exception of good ole Kuala Lumpur, we don't have that many cars.

So one in every two hours pulling the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't stunt is undoubtedly worrying.

Only three in 10 stolen cars are recovered because by the time a report is made they would have been driven out of the country.

This is not the first case of stolen Malaysian cars being exported to other countries via Singapore.

Vehicles bound for Batam are believed to be transported by barge via Singapore.

Malaysia's criminal investigation department has said that vehicle thieves seem to favour makes like Toyota, Honda and Perodua.

I wonder why Proton didn't make the cut? :)

Engine failure every 1000km? Or the power windows acting up again?

No, on second thought, let's not get into that.

Our law enforcement says the thieves are getting faster and smoother than ever and that it is getting harder to nab these thieves.

This, of course, was the opening for the Singaporeans to boast that their police busted a syndicate dealing in stolen cars from Malaysia in April 2003 and returned 11 cars to the Malaysian police.

No witty comeback from our side, folks.

It is quite an embarassing moment, but one just has to grin and bear it.

2 comments:

Blueheeler - the hound who sniffs out fishy news said...

So, s'poreans and M'sians are all involved in car-theft in M'sia? I suppose that if we are all insured, no body really loses....

Crankshaft said...

I dunno if the Singaporeans are behind the car thefts, but I really hate it when the Singaporean government is so much more efficient than the Malaysian one. :)

Very malu-fying.