It's been some time since i've updated my blog.I've just been very distracted with a lot of things going on around here like future plans for my business , my family , their health and my love life etc.A lot have been happening in my life recently but i won't go into detail on that part.
What i would really like to share with you lot is a lil' true story that took place not too long ago.Something that really got blown out of proportion by..well...some guys not of Chinese,Malay, Punjabi or foreign descent.
Not too long back , my kid brother and his close friend were on their respective scooters on their way out of a housing estate somewhere near Gombak to meet with another friend.They then heard tyres screeching ahead of them on this lil' windy road and then here is this Proton Wira coming from the opposite direction.Fearing for their safety , my brother and his friend kept to the edge of the road YET this Proton Wira driver smashed into both the boys.
My brother got hit from the side , had the rear rim of his bike and engine totally smashed while his friend was hit head on and was hurled onto the car before being bounced off onto the road.His whole front end was badly damaged.Both boys suffered cuts and bruises namely their knees.My brother at the moment can't bend his right knee while his big toe has lost all sensation.The other kid had his left knee banged up and it swelled to the size of a tennis ball.The doctor told him that he has some torn muscles above the knee.
What made matters worse was , the guy that knocked these two kids just fled.Luckily someone who happens to live in that area came along and gave these kids some assistance.This guy also pointed out which house the assailant lives in and commented that , that kid is known in the area for driving fast and reckless.
Now this all happened at about 2 am , so the kids had to get hold of their friend to come help pick up the bikes...or whatever was left of it and drive them to the police station to lodge a police report.At sun rise , both my brother and my dad and the other kid and his family and a couple of boys that had helped the kids with their bikes went over to meet with the kid with the Proton Wira but the boys dad came out instead.The father who was either acting like he didn't know what was going on or maybe was genuinely unaware of the whole incident came out and spoke to both the kids parents.
It was a simple meeting to just ask if the father could help at least pay for the damages of both the bikes and perhaps some money to help pay for the kids medical bill.At first he tells everyone that his son is at work , then he goes on to say his son is on the way back then he says his son is in Johor.Which is the truth then?I guess he was either trying to defend his kid or was plain dumb!Next thing he calls a friend of his son and this other kid comes along and helped explain things again to the father about his son's situation and that it was a serious offence if he did not go to the police station to make a report too.A hit and run case can be pretty serious if one runs away!
The best is yet to come.The kid's dad then walks into the house , quietly makes a call to the police station making a complaint about his son's "visitors" and next thing you know it , two cops come along asking everyone to disperse.Ok , the parents of the injured kids left peacefully.
The next day , the kid that had knocked both my brother and his friend sends an sms to my brother asking where can they meet up to discuss about the payment and if possible , to reduce the amount asking.So my brother , who was pretty shaken up from the incident the night before suggested that they all meet up at the police station , a neutral ground to discuss further.Not anywhere else as we were afraid that the assailants may plot something against us lot...so safety first right?
Now , my brother arrives to the police station along with the other kid and his family.Next thing everyone knows , the father of that kid points to my dad and said "he's the one" repeatedly so the cops came and apprehended my dad.Everyone was in shock and unaware of what was going on.It turns out that the night before their meeting at the police station , the father of that kid had gone to the police station to lodge a police report against my father claiming that my dad had threatened to kill him and burn his house down! WHAT A FUCKEN MORON!!! Imagine that? He had the audacity to make such a report just cause he didn't want to pay for the damages incurred.I mean what kind of an idiot would make a threat and then say "ok let's meet up at a police station to settle things" and the amount asked by the two kids side and which was quoted by the mechanic was RM2,500 only....NOT RM250,000 .So if my dad was to seriously threaten for money he wouldn't ask for a mere RM2,500 or meet at the police station right?
Before everyone knew it , my dad was detained in a cell , his indentity card witheld and my kid brother was getting all traumatised and called me for help.Luckily my lawyer friend was around and had accompanied me to the station.Upon arriving at the station , we were informed that they had already transfered my dad to the IPD police station in Selayang and was being held there.So my lawyer and me drove over to Selayang and waited for the sargeant in charge , made a statement and thankfully , my dad was released on bail that same evening.
The sargeant told us that if it comes to it , then my dad will have to stand trial at a megistrate's court.Of course i was totally furious at this time.Imagine having to go through all the hassle of going to court , paying legal fees etc.Our lawyer said not to worry because it was pretty obvious that the other party had made a serious blunder .Well the lawyer said he knows what to do to prosecute the other side later on if it boils down to having to go to court.
At the end of the day , i can see why so many people have issues with these kind of people.While it is unfair to say that all of them are dishonest etc , a vast majority of them certainly gives the general public this impression.As for my dad , i feel sorry for him.My mother, his wife, was taken away from us when i was only 9 , that's 30 years ago , by a drunk guy who rode his scooter pretty fast inbetween the market place where people park their bicycles and scooters and knocked my mom down , snapping her wind pipe.The list goes on , all of which involved the sort of person like in this current case and had caused a lot of problems and grief for my dad and family and.......and now this!!!
Is this a genetic defect or an inbred behaviour? Who knows! All i can say is...they have certainly left a seriously bitter taste in our mouths....and it's still happening.When will it all stop?!
All I can say is , God, give us the strength to tolarate and endure all the problems we face from these people without ever snapping and doing something seriously harsh in return.