DISCLAIMER : The following is just my point of view of a normal Malaysian, and not from my race as a whole..There is not even a single racism sentiment and it’s all based on assumptions on why such situation/incident is happening..
Today, 3rd February 2011, Day One of Chinese New Year (CNY) 2011..I looked out from a house balcony and I saw an incident, which I think it’s pretty much an eyesore, at least it is to me..
Look at the pic and take a wild guess..
I bet you don’t see any irregularity in this pic and the sky was pretty blue and clear, how is that an eyesore?
Now, take a closer look..
A group of kids together with 2 ladies on their bike were taking away bags of goods from the Charity Recycle Box in Taman Kobena, Cheras..
Well obviously the “recycle box” is locked on the outside, but the kids are small enough to climb through the “entrance window”..
These kids actually ran through the bags in the box, threw them out, and started to scavenge the goodies, and the 2 ladies joined the fun by stealing taking away their chosen goods too..
*Other kids are hiding*
At one point, 2 policemen (actually 1 male and 1 female) were on their bike patrolling the housing area..Good job I must say, but they didn’t even bother to warn the kids and just let them continue do what they were doing..
The kids actually ran and hid when they saw the policemen coming their way..So I guess in their right mind, they actually knew or thought that what they were doing is somewhat wrong, or else they wouldn’t have hid..
If you ask me, I would say these kids are a bunch of future-to-be thieves..
Now they are looking for goods in the Charity Recycle Box, who knows next time they may move on to roadside snatching and/or daylight burglary..
I know some of you would actually question my stand or am I dumb to even say they are actually stealing from the Charity Recycle Box..
Yes, it’s somewhat a known fact that people actually donated stuff that they didn’t want anymore..In another words it’s called used goods..
So are you saying that there is not a single good Samaritan who actually donates new goods to the people who are in need?
Think about this situation, let’s just assume that some goods in the box are new and most of it are used stuff..They are for the people who needs them..
So by assuming these kids are from poor family, just because they resorted to take things from the recycle box, so it does make sense they really need those goods..So they are not fault if they take the goods..
If that’s so, is there any difference if I were to say that you actually agree to robbery or snatch theft or burglary, only if the robber or thief is poor?
Some may even argue that they are still young and naive..They need proper guidance and all..
Regardless of their age, stealing is still stealing..You stole a pen, it’s stealing..You stole a shirt, it’s stealing..You stole few thousands of ringgit from whoever it is, it’s STILL stealing..
This Mercedes actually stopped for a while to have a look..
My initial guess was the driver or people in it actually thought of donating some of their goods to the people in need..But once they saw the kids and few construction workers scavenging the bags, they drove away..
Who wants to put their goods in when they know their donations will NOT reach those who really needs them??!
Well if “stealing” things from the recycle box is not bad enough, the kids actually kicked and stomped on the goods that they didn’t take..
Meaning, there’s really nothing left for the people who really needs them..
Okay, some might also argue that the goods are meant to be given away so what’s wrong with them taking the loots away?
Let me ask you, if your sandals or shoes that you placed outside your house, would you be angry if they were stolen? The poor or in this case, the kids could’ve thought you actually don’t want the shoes already..
If you want them, you would’ve placed them inside your house, not outside..Does that make sense? Of course it’s not you dumbass! Stop being a hypocrite!
If your parcel doesn’t reach the recipient say, via Poslaju, you could’ve sworn and cursed that Poslaju is doing a bad job and all..
But if your donations didn’t reach the organisation who was suppose to handle all the goods because these kids were looting away the goods, you might not blame the kids..
There you go, hypocrisy..
The kids left with a smiley face and the construction workers had to clean the mess, while looking for stuff that they can use..
Talk about proper guidance, now I remember it’s not properly taught in schools..
The Moral subject only teaches you to be helpful, hardworking, be polite, be loyal, etc etc..From what I remember, they didn’t say that stealing is actually wrong..
They only teach you the good things, but didn’t say what’s wrong and what’s bad..
After such long story, my point is that these kids are very wrong and I’m utterly saddened when the adults actually joined them to search for the goods..
The adults know it’s wrong and they should have warned them instead of join-in the party..
What have the society come about? The Government still think the rakyat are able to cope with the expensive livings? Get real people..
It’s a fucking eyesore for me on CNY Day One..