Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Why Some Singaporeans Fear Malaysia

My leetle dotcom has offices in both Malaysia and Singapore.

So sometimes I find myself in Singapore and sometimes, my Singaporean partner
Ming finds himself in Malaysia on business trips.

Yet, months ago when our leetle dotcom first started Ming constantly expressed how Malaysia was very 'unsafe' and how he was very very afraid to cross the border especially to Johor.

He always mentioned how a lot of his friends going over to Johor have been robbed or had their cars stolen.
And I always told him how ridiculous I thought it was.

Sure... our criminal record isn't anywhere as clean as Singapore's but it's not bad enough to fear coming over to the country.

Yet, this morning I opened the newspapers and read about how two Singaporeans were kidnapped in Johor and held for four days before being released for a ransom of RM2.5 million.

If Ming ever finds out about this.... Netccentric Pte Ltd (our leetle dotcom) is going to have to foot the bill in hiring bodyguards for his protection whenever he's in Malaysia.But it's ok... we will spend within our means.

Rather than having imported bodyguards like this which would probably cost $10,000 (approx RM36,000) a month (which excludes the RM3,000 air fare for flying them over to Malaysia).
We can have budget bodyguards like this that cost RM2.50 an hour (which includes the RM1 bus fare to take him to work every day).
Gunalah Barangan Buatan Malaysia!

Or... if all else fails...


I could bring Ming to this little shop in KL.
And he could buy himself some protection.

As for me...


Two days ago I drove across to Penang Bridge back to Penang.And safe or not safe.... it feels soooo good to be back home (though I'll be flying to Taiwan in a few days).

PS: You can read the article on the kidnapping here.



33 comments:

Fei said...

first!!!!
only 9 minutes after the post...wooot!!
ahhahahahahahha.

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

there is a arms dealer shop in malaysia?
eh, I thought possesion of arms in malaysia is illegal?

yuin said...

oops.

Boss Stewie said...

yuin: thanks for the spam yuin... i see u're picking up where suicidal left off :P hahaha.. well uhm.. firearms are illegal in malaysia IF you dont' have a license

e-fei: hahaha are u stalking my blog? :P

yuin said...

I'm so sorry. I don't know wth happened. overdeveloped trigger finger i think :P

Ianfluenza said...

LOL! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I kept re-reading yuin's comments...

I dunno if I'd find Malaysia dangerous now that I haven't gone back for two years... LOL! I doubt so..

Boss Stewie said...

yuin: trigger finger.. lol

ian: eh? then where are u at now?

cely said...

the malayan arm sdn bhd... it was opposite the lat jiu pan mee.. and the pan mee shop was so damn near to me.. and u DID Not CALL meeeeeeeeeeee

what the TUT?

Boss Stewie said...

cely: eh?? ur house near the pan mee ar? leng@

Malaysian Food Review said...

I thought that firearm shop looked familiar...

See how famous it has become just because it is near Kin Kin... maybe I should start a business there too.

Boss Stewie said...

malaysian food review: hahaa everyone seems to know the pan mee in kl...

Lance said...

yuin: Guess you left your burst fire mode on. Thank God you switched back to semi-auto else I'd be seeing blog comments for life. =P

stewie: Can I hire that budget bodyguard too? Share-share... =)

yothemans said...

hiaya, msians also dont feel safe in JB

William Leong said...

haiyar, here not safe, there not safe, police station lagi not safe... where only safe? sit at home on the toilet bowl safest. See something wrong only, pull the trigger and do down the drain. Cleber anot? cleber anot? Cleber lehh...

Jackson said...

Well, Singapore is a lot nicer than Msia.. Did you ever ask Ming what he was thinking when he went into business with you? :P

Also notice how Boss doesn't remove all the multiple posted comments... Blaming someone else while you're beefing up the comment counter, hmmm?

Daphne said...

malaysia isnt as unsafe as singaporeans make it out to be. they think robbers can tell who are singaporeans n who are malaysians by just looking at their faces? that's plain dumb! they target those who show off their wealth n those who boast n brag in public about what they have. sounds like some country we know, doesn't it? just because they think their country is so much better than ours, so they come here n boast n show off, so padam muka lah that they get robbed. sometimes, the natural stupidity of this "by-far-superior" country makes me torn between wanting to laugh or to cry.

p.s.: jackson, boss doesn't need to 'beef up the comment counter' to show that alot of people are reading his blog. stupid. please don't come here and act smart when your inner-self really is dying to be a japanese writing like this: "anywayz..."
in fact, don't go anywhere else and act smart except on ur own sad blog whom nobody reads.

p.p.s: boss, i didn't think there was a need to draw that much attention to that article either.

yothemans said...

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=973662

Boss Stewie said...

lance: NOOooo! that budget bodyguard is mine!! get your own!!! I hear they're having year- end sales at parkson now... check it out.. you might get one for RM1 an hour instead of RM2.50 an hour.

yothemans: hahaha u're not the first malaysian to have said that

william: cleber ... very very cleber...

jackson: hahaha no jackson.. it's just too much effort to remove all those comments. i have to click on them one by one which leads to another pop up window... to delete them.. about 3 clicks for every one comment i want to delete... i can't be bothered

daphne: my Singaporean partner Ming as well used to tell me how whenever he's in Malaysia, the Malaysians can tell instantly he's Singaporean. But now he realizes it's utter rubbish so I guess what you say is true.

PS: I appreciate the support daphne but don't crucify jackson for his comment... he was only poking fun.

William Leong said...

daphne need to drink more chinese herbal tea, very very 'heaty'

suicidalconversationjunkie said...

you seeeeeeeeee everybody loves spam once in a while, now proven by the boss himself who gave excuses for not wanting to remove the "spam" comments. :p

and how come i was never the 1st even though i stalked your blog like mad last time.. damn.

Lance said...

William da man!! =)

Boss Stewie said...

william: lol william.. u're just asking for trouble aren't u?

suicidal: that's cuz u don't really want to be 1st on my blog do u... since it's too easy

lance: lol

cely said...

really call me whenever u are going for the pan mee.. i m so damn near there... i crawl also will come ok?

bastardo!

William Leong said...

william only talks da truth andd nothing but da truth... I'm da man yo~!!!

Boss Stewie said...

cely: hahahaha okok cely

william: lol william

LinDa said...

have fun on yr taiwan trip! bro gf just came back last wk. great weather..

Boss Stewie said...

linda; thanks lindaaa i will

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