I meant to update my blog today with photos to dupe you into believing that I have a most happening and active social life, but that will have to wait because…
Policemen beat a retreat
KUALA LUMPUR: A police beat base located in the Chow Kit area of downtown Kuala Lumpur has been shut down because the “presence of criminals could make it unsafe” for police officers.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the beat base was located in a dirty area where police faced the possibility of being exposed to contagious diseases.
The presence of criminals also posed a threat to the safety of police officers. [...]
I almost choked on my Nescafe ais kurang manis when I read that. But I don’t have time to really elaborate on that, because it’s befuddling, ridiculous and I have other things to do, such as
playing Pirates on Facebook work. So here are a few notes:
1. HIV is not air-borne. You do not get HIV by touching or hugging someone with HIV. You cannot get HIV by sharing the same household items or swim in the same pool with someone with HIV. Unless the cops are paranoid that some of the criminals that they are so afraid of rush towards them and forcefully inject them with HIV positive blood, then they should not have to be afraid of anything.
2. Sexually transmitted disease (STD) means sexually transmitted disease. Unless the cops in question contribute to the unspoken thriving economy of Lorong Haji Taib, they should have nothing to worry about. Unless they are paranoid that some of the criminals that they are so afraid of have STDs and rush towards them and forcefully rape them.
3. Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar should go back to school, and/or discuss it with the City Chief Police Officer Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Sabtu Osman before babbling about contagious diseases.