Acid Attacks: PDRM dragging their feet

The splasher attacks began on March 2 after eight students and a teacher from SK Bukit Bandaraya in Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, were splashed with a burning substance by a motorcyclist. Since then, a total of more than 20 people have already suffered either minor or severe burns at the hands of these culprits.- The Star

Pic from The Star.

On 9th July, the PDRM massively mobilized manpower from all states in Malaysia to Bersih 2.0. About 1,600 Bersih 2.0 participants were arrested on that day. However is there any equivalent effort deployed to nab the serial-acid-attacker(s) who have been terrorizing our streets? Copy-cat attackers have sprung up:

The usual standard PDRM 'advice' to the public is:   "...the police advises the public to be extra vigilant against splashers using corrosive liquid who have been targeting innocent pedestrians..."And the standard excuse is: “...we view the matter seriously and want to assure the public that we are working around the clock to nab the culprits..."

Hey, it is not easy to be on our toes and watch our own backs all the time. We, the public, want to seriously believe the PDRM works around the clock. We wish this is not wishful thinking; even though this morning, in Wangsa Maju, we spotted 4 policemen in a patrol car and the two men seated behind were reading newspapers. PDRM- when patrolling, please patrol and not read.

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