Crime in Malaysia

Malaysia is currently experiencing a crime pandemic and anybody who says otherwise is not living in the same reality as the rest of us are. We hear and read of various crimes being committed on a daily basis. Criminals inflict considerable damage not just on the victims’ persons and possessions but on their psyche as well.

Due to the increasing number of crimes, too many are even afraid of stepping outside their respective homes now.. Unfortunately, one is not safe in their own home either nowadays.

The four robbers who bent the grille door in a matter of seconds, as shown below, did so at approximately 10pm knowing that the residents were inside the house. The scary part was that they had neither fear nor care of the fact that the residents were still awake either.

Home alarms may be a useful deterrent but it’s useless if the perpetrator already have you at ransom. The home owner may be forced to disarm the alarm when held at knifepoint or if family members threatened. Also, many don’t seem to take a ringing house alarm as seriously now.

CCTV is also not very useful especially when the criminals are wearing a cap or face masks or a helmet with visor.. except to let you know when and how it happened.. Furthermore, many burglars have learned to seek out the CCTVs and attempt to destroy, cover up, push away or even spray paint the CCTV.

To me, the best form of deterrent as well as protection.. is a pet dog. Of course, it’s no absolute guarantee.. but compared to an alarm, CCTVs or door grilles.. a house with a dog (or two) in it is the least attractive to a robber..

In the video below, the girl was really lucky cos the robber changed his mind when her pet dog inside the car started barking at him.

I was almost a victim of a 2am home intrusion attempt as well. My dog, which was adopted from a pound, managed to foil the robbery attempt when she barked at the intruder furiously. The dark-skinned male trespasser was already perched on the perimeter wall and ready to jump into my house compound.. but he changed his mind when he saw my dog.

I have heard her bark many times.. but never like that night.. She was so fierce.. that you’ll just know that something is wrong.. We immediately jumped out of bed when her barking woke us up and just in time to see the burglar turn around, jumping off the wall and running off..

A dog won’t and cannot be switched off as easily as an alarm.. and my dog didn’t stop barking till the would-be robber was out of sight.. We also now know that she has got a different bark for different levels of urgency..

Hence, in this ruthless day and time.. a dog is truly your best friend..

However, if you’re gonna adopt a dog.. please be a good pet owner and not just adopt for purely selfish reasons. A dog is a living being that needs constant love, care and maintenance.. But one thing I can assure you is that.. the more the dog loves you, the more protective they are of you..

So give a homeless dog a home today.. and be protected at the same time..

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