We can never be too careful can we? We don’t want to be harmed as much as wanting to be harmless to anybody else. Right? And when we let our guards down, it seems, some people take advantage over this situation. A colleague once shared with me his account when he went shopping in a Toys R’ Us store. He was playing sword with his young son when a stranger in the store ‘joined’ in the fight. It did not occur to him something fishing is going out. Might be one of the store attendant. Just as he thought it was an actual play, he noticed another men approaching him from behind – aiming for his wallet in his trousers. He grabbed the second guy but couldn’t do anything more as he was with his son. My friend was also afraid of the possibility the first guy going for his son. By the time security arrived, both men have fled the stores (I really hope the CCTV caught them!).
And here, is another case.. You are driving on the road when you spot a family appearing to be ‘stranded’ on the curb. You see a father, a mother with a young child and her husband holding his baby who seem to be sleeping and resting on his shoulders. You begin to think of your own family and without further thought swing your car to the side to see if you can help.
Proceed below to read witness accounts for this story I am sharing. I hope it will be an eye opener to everybody not just in KL, Selangor, but the whole of Malaysia (or abroad if you happen to read this). Please share. You might save a life.
Orang ramai dinasihatkan jangan memberhentikan kenderaan jika terlihat pasangan di atas meminta bantuan.
Hal ini kerana, lelaki dalam gambar tersebut dilaporkan mempunyai kecenderungan untuk melakukan kekerasan jika anda tidak memberikan wang yang diminta atau banyak soal kepadanya.
Pasangan ini dipercayai sudah berbulan-bulan aktif mengaut untung menggunakan modus operandi sama iaitu melambai meminta pertolongan kepada kenderaan yang lalu di tepi jalan sekitar Selangor dan Lembah Klang.
Pasangan ini pernah dilihat di kawasan sekitar Ara Damansara, Palm Sring, Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara, Sunway Damansara dan Citta Mall.
Terdapat beberapa kes melaporkan, lelaki dalam gambar ini dikatakan naik angin dan bertindak kasar apabila tindakannya meminta bantuan disoal.
Malah orang yang mengambil gambar di atas turut mendakwa lelaki tersebut mengejarnya dengan motosikal dan memecahkan cermin keretanya kerana marah sebaik menyedari gambarnya dirakam.
Orang ramai yang terlihat mereka disarankan menghubungi pihak berkuasa untuk tindakan selanjutnya.
To residents of all communities in Selangor and to the Community Policing team in Ara Damansara, please take note of this incident. Be careful of your approach. This person may be dangerous.
This couple has been seen around Palm Spring area, Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara, Ara Damansara nearby Citta Mall, Sunway Damansara near the school area, Damansara Jaya school area and etc.
Please do NOT stop as there has been reported cases of this man in the picture reacted violently when he was being questioned back. Bottom line is, he just wants your pity and money. Please report this to the authorities if you see this couple on sidewalk or beside the Highway trying to stop a car.
The person who took this picture from his car caught the attention of the man in the picture, he chase the car driver with his motor and hit the window of the car. Mr. A called me to help to post this picture.
Please share this information to your neighbours and to your love ones as well. They have been doing this for many months.
Refer the picture attached below
This is TRUE STORY.
I once met the lady and her 2 kids. I’m not sure what she fed one of her kids and she was asking for money from me.
I was driving at Kepong, saw this girl and her bike there waving like asking for help. So I stopped.
I asked her: “Kenapa? Apa Hal?”
She said: Anak saya sakit, dan tak ada wang tengok doctor…
She then leave her son’s head that she was carrying. I was shocked to see how lifeless it looks on the son she was carrying. It all look too real and I came to my senses and sense something is not right.
Encounter near Riana Green, Tropicana, Petaling Jaya (source : Malaysia Crime Awareness Campaign)
We encountered this couple along the road leading to Riana Green. It was at night and the road was so dark you could hardly see them if not for another car which stopped to assist them.
At first we thought that they had motorbike breakdown. But the car that had earlier slowed down to help them drove off. We wondered why. But we decided to turn around to help them as they looked like they were legitimately in need.
When we approached them, very cautiously, the lady immediately approached our car carrying her child. She started to say that the child was very sick and needed to go to a private clinic. Apparently the child was warded in a government hospital for a week but the child was discharged without getting any better and they now had to go to the private clinic instead. She asked me to touch the child’s body to feel the chicken pox and fever. I did not touch the child.
When we offered to take the child to the hospital they refused. Instead they asked for cash, RM150. The man asked for my husband’s IC number and bank account so that he could return the money when he got his salary.
After a very long sob story with lots of holes in it, we remained firm and offered to bring the child to the hospital and pay for the bill there. If the child was truly sick and if they were truly desperate, they would have immediately taken up the offer.
Since they found that we didn’t offer them cash, they walked away from our car and started to stop other vehicles along the road. That’s when we called the police. But the officer who took my call said, “Itu biasa.” They did send a patrol car to the scene but only after half an hour later. Needless to say that the couple and kids where not there anymore.
Beware of these con artists using kids as a ploy to fool kind-hearted people into believing that they need help. They are using the same modus operandi.
missjewelz says : ‘Without true virtue, moral and ethic, human will act in desperation to survive their living, or their greed. ‘. This couple might be acting out of desperation, but if they truly are looking for sustainable living and earning, they should sought for real help. Not a staged one like what have been told above. What more applying force to get ‘help’. We as citizens should also think this through from both side of the fence..We have not felt being on the other side hence the taking for granted our easy and happy life where we do not have to beg to survive a day and to feed our family. If you want to make a better changes, make that change for yourself, practise good values and spread them (together with love) to your family and friends.
Islam on Poverty
The Prophet always sought refuge in Allah from poverty saying “O Lord I seek refuge in Thee from kufr (unbelief) and poverty,” for according to another hadith, “Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr).” [source]
Islam on Greed
Wealth, while one of the greatest blessings that mankind has been given, is at the same time one of the greatest trials and temptations. Allah states,
|“Your wealth and your children are only a trial (fitnah). And Allah – With Him is a great reward (Paradise).” [Surah al-Taghabun, 15]|
He also states,
|“And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial (fitnah) and that surely with Allah is a mighty reward.” [Surah al-Anfal, 28]|
Hence, every material possession is only a test and a trial. To make this test even more difficult, the value of wealth is raised high above most other worldly goods. Almost every person has a strong craving for wealth. [source]
Islam on Tribulations [source]
Tribulations are a part of life but that doesn’t make them easy. We still grieve — but how could we not? We are, after all, a very emotional creation. So how does one cope with adversity? There are many ayat in the Qur’an that talk about different mechanisms of coping such as patience, faith, prayer and acceptance. But what I find the most profound and the most comforting is what Allah says in Surat Al-Baqarah:
“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an, 2:286).
If you stand back and take a look at the whole picture, you will realize that what you have when faced by a tragedy is a choice. Will you go through the stages of grief, denying Allah’s destiny and the wisdom of His plan for you? Or will you realize that what you are going through is something you know you can handle? Whatever trial comes your way is something that Allah has planned and which He has guaranteed you can handle. This ayah is comforting because I, as a faithful mu’min who believes in Allah and His wisdom, know deep in my heart that although the sadness is cumbersome it will not be overwhelming; that although the times might be tough, I am tougher; and that whatever comes my way will go away; and that eventually I will face my Lord whom, I hope, will be pleased with me as I am pleased with Him.
So when you go through a difficult situation, be it the inevitable death of a loved one or the loss of a job or just a flat tire on the side of the highway, take a deep breath and say:
“Say: ‘Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us…’” (9:51).