It is somewhat possible that in spite of my inclination for socio-political activism and my penchant for travelling to strange places, I may live to a ripe old age of 70.
In which case, as a little old lady, if I ever get confronted by robbers who intend to attack me, I hope there will still be noble American expatriates around.
Personally, I haven't seen any of our mainstream media carrying this bit of news, but I heard from the grapevine that the American who went to the aid of the old lady was injured in the scuffle.
He was no stray backpacker. He was apparently a man holding a good job (some say he was in the Oil & Gas industry) but prepared to risk it to save the helpless woman.
I try to think positively of my fellow Malaysians. I really do.
But if you ask me, I don't think any Malaysian would risk his own safety for the sake of anyone else - especially with the crime rate at an all-time high (police are too busy arresting peaceful street protestors).
In fact, I once saw a man beating up a woman at a bus-stop while I was driving past.
People looked on with casual disinterest. I don't know if anyone intervened. I personally doubt it.
So whoever that American is, I just want to say thanks to him and I hope he knows I have nothing but admiration for him.
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