I went for my haircut at my usual saloon this afternoon. .
Chinese New year (Spring Festival) is just round the corner (23-1-2012), so everyone must have a haircut in order to have a good "head start". Moreover, long and unkempt hair is no good sign for new year.
But more importantly, price of haircut would be doubled two weeks before the new year.... it is not cut hair but "cut throat".
Mary's saloon is already well decorated for the festival.
"You don't usually come for haircut on Sunday?"
"No, why?" (she knows very well I don't come on Sunday)
" I decided to close on Sundays ....... it is not safe, I was robbed few Sundays ago...!"
Mary's saloon closes on Wednesdays and previously, Sundays are business days.
She told me 3 men came in under the pretax of haircut, one of them is an elderly in late fifties. They tied her and her daughter (no other customers then) and robbed them of RM360.00 cash. Luckily they were not harm.
The 7-11 convenient store few doors a way was robbed 6 times since opening 2 years ago. With the latest robbery, all shops owner decided to close on Sundays. (Being lesser crowd)
In the newspaper today, a minister's wife ( believed to be wife of Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication and Culture ) was robbed of her hand bag while stopping her car at a traffic light junction in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Are we safe? I am not feeling safe, aren' t you?
A day earlier, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) was trumpeting the national crime rate has dropped 10% and has achieved their target under the National Key Result Area to reduce street crime by 40%! Do you believe?
I devilishly wished that, the robber could have plunged a knife into a hand of minister's wife to highlight that " The street of Malaysia is not safe!"
oooopssss...my haircut ? nothing to talk about. But.... if you really want to know, please scroll to the bottom ......
隔邻的 7-11 便利店，开张不到两年，已经被抢了六次。随着这一次的打枪，邻近代商家一致决定，星期天不要营业。（星期天人潮较少）