The accident involving a driver who rammed into a group of children riding their bicycles recklessly in Johor Bahru went viral recently.
A total of 8 kids died in the horrific tragedy while another 8 were severely injured.
Malaysians were outraged at the situation as to why young kids aged 8 to 16 were out at 3am in the morning and cycling very dangerously on a highway.
A policeman, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently decided to share his side of the story regarding these kids.
Zulhazri Abu Bakar shared two videos and his policeman friend’s message on his own Facebook. He wrote,
“The truth behind the story.”
“These kids aren’t only around JB area. In fact, they are from Plentong, Pasir Putih, Masai, Tampoi, Kempas, Skudai, Tiram, and even from Kota. The group of them go to JB not only once or twice.
“You can say that they go there every weekend.
“It is not that we (the police) didn’t scold them or try to stop them. We always do that and sometimes even using the loudspeaker (to do so).”
In the 1st video, children can be seen riding their bicycles dangerously on the main road. Despite the police bike’s siren going off, it doesn’t phase them as they continue to ride.
“Some of us lost our patience and threw those bicycles away. It is not that we are trying to be malicious, but we just want to remind them so that they’ll be scared and stop doing it.
“But it was all in vain because these kids are free from their parents’ supervision.
“When you head towards them, they will shout and taunt the police by raising their bikes by the road side. That’s how it always is.
“These children don’t ride their bikes on the road shoulder but actually in the MIDDLE of the road. Which is where their lives are taken away. They love to play in the middle of the road without any care for their own safety.
“Each and every one of our warnings have been ignored.”
In the 2nd video, you can see the youngsters on their bicycles doing dangerous stunts. But not only that, there are guys who look to be in their late teenage years and probably young 20’s too.
“When something like this accident happens, who is to be blamed?”
“Of course, 50% of the blame is on the police for not taking appropriate actions, but in fact, where are the parents’ or guardians’ role in this?
“Children who are in the midst of growing up definitely want freedom and to have fun until they are willing to lie to their parents with excuses and promises as long as they get to go out.
“But why some are allowed to go out for days, and some can go out in the morning and only go home the next morning? Where are the parents when these happen?
“Most of these kids are as young as 10 years old and up to the early 20’s.”
Completely saddened by the accident, the policeman could only wish that nothing else would happen.
“Regardless of what has happened, may nothing else happen to us and to those who have brains to think properly.”
Even another traffic policeman added in the comments section, “We are tired. It’s difficult to talk to them. They are still like that.”
Truly, children have become rampant these days where they can be seen out and about in the middle of the night – as though they have no parents’ supervision at all.
And to think that our dear prime minister recently sectioned RM30 million just to build a race track for mat rempits!
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