This is another hand-phone grab incident at Low Yat that happened on 6/7/15 ..
Different from that of the LOW YAT Incident that led to the brawl and ensuing riots.
And it was quickly solved by the Police and the perps were arrested!
Nonetheless,it gives an idea on how common theft like these happen in Low Yat plaza.!
But the car(Proton Wira) being wrecked and occupants attacked happened at Imbi Rd few hours
after the rioting in Bukit Bintang
As for the actual incident ..What IGP says….
But coming across the YT video below, It is distressing to note that such extreme positions and viewpoints
are being held by certain individuals of the Malay community.and the lengths they will go to coerce others to see
things from their own racial lens or to play their politics along racial lines.
The individual speaking below – a Mr . Mohd Ali Haji Baharom..sure did not help to calm things down giving such a
confrontational , inflammatory speech on the night of the Low Yat / Bkt. Bintang incident.
Besides trying to flare it into a racial issue,also tried to drag politics or racial politics – into the incident,when the person named DAP at the end of his speech.
Unsurprisingly,turns out he is another aspiring /ambitious UMNO member / politician and staunch supporter of PM Najib.
And like many of his UMNO counterparts,have similar controversial viewpoints..
And his speech (YT video) and message posted from his FB, offer a small insight or glimpse of his public stance on social issues.-
“Selaku Presiden Persatuan Veteran Melayu .. Nasihat saya kpd Ts Ketua Polis Negara jangan terlalu Emosi sampai nak jaga hati Bangsa lain.. Sanggup tuduh Bangsa Sendiri bersalah secara terbuka.. Orang yang Ts tuduh (PapaGomo) belum dijatuhkan hukuman oleh Hakim didlm Mahkamah.. Adakah tindakan Ts tadi Betul ?
Bagaimana Rakyat nak hormat Ketua Polis Negara ? Sebabkan Ts tidak tahu menghormati Maruah orang lain.
Even the IGP is not let off hook by going after PapaGomo..
Did the speech above contributed to the flare up in violence ?
That is debatable – yet it is likely among one of the reasons.
But for sure it did not help to calm things down..
Many other factors can be added on that may have been the causative factors.
Apart from the inflammatory speeches-,it was coordinated with social media posting lies-
with pictures of some bloodied victim of mob violence but irresponsibly suggesting the injured person
was also the Low Yat victim (Malay youth) beaten up by the LY workers.
It was picture like this posted by low lifes on the blogs that enraged
many who actually believed that It was True ! But whoever this poor injured guy is – He is definitely not involved in the Low Yat incident. And nobody was injured this seriously in the Low Yat melee..!
Coupled with half truths all over social media and those who chosed to believe the claims that
the guys were scammed and were sold a cloned phone and they wanted a refund.
and those who had seen the video of the melee online and saw a group of Malay youths fighting
and being overwhelmed by a mob of angry Chinese (and the picture above of an seriously injured guy )
and that was enough to enrage many which clouded their judgment
that in turn led PEKIDA to respond
with a 200 strong mob -mobilized in less than 24 hours-amazing response in such short notice-
Claiming in protest , biased police investigation – before the case was even closed and investigation still ongoing. .
Perhaps the harsh lessons here PDRM can look into are -..
The racial dimension should never have been to allowed to gain traction.
and things nipped in the bud as soon as potential trouble-makers are sniffed out.
Neutralize potential instigators and assume commanding presence.
Firm stern strong Statements by PDRM and heavier police presence in anticipation at the plaza,
With no nonsense response till investigations are concluded,may have deterred the violence..
Preventative Lessons can be learnt by PDRM from this affair…
BTW,Whatever happened to the Datuk Bandar or even the Home Minister?
Apart from the IGP who was at the scene and the MCA youth chief and the PM issuing a brief statement..
The Mayor of KL and the Home Minister seem reservedly silent on this incident.
And even senior Goverment Ministers ,and particularly and peculiarly , noticed UMNO seem to be low keyed and muffled on this incident.
When the public would have expected more stern voices of rebuke and concerned alarmed that something
like this happened- because it is a highly sensitive incident that involves Racism which should never have happened
and which the Goverment has been harping loudly for so long- about racial tensions- or how important it is to preserve racial harmony and those who incite racism and hate-mongering- will be dealt with severely.
Or how serious the Goverment is regarding Sedition and provocateurs etc etc…..la di da… la di da…
So..what say UMNO/BN now ?
Because,there are clear elements of racial provocation – plus attempts by some in exploiting a situation that had
nought to do with race in the first place, and worst, violence that was racially charged -did happen
Whereas the Opposition has been quick to respond ,and actually making a presence at the scene .
In a show of force with many of the high profile opposition figures from PKR-PAS-DAP in a united voice reminding
Malaysians that our society has no place for such nonsense.!