Is so much enforcement necessary?

by | Jun 24, 2024 | NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments


A friend got a call from PDRM asking her if she had obstructed traffic with her car at a certain place and time. She recalled that at that time and place it would have been her brother who had borrowed her car being responsible and told the police she would get back to them.

Upon checking with her brother, he confessed that he had parked along a yellow line a little while for want of parking space but also stated that his parking had caused no obstruction to traffic which was what my friend reported back to the police.

It’s a moot point whether such a trivial offence deserved so much scrutiny and investigation which brings us to the question whether in this country there is too much law enforcement and too many law enforcement agencies.

It looks like the idea of Malaysian governments is to try and put people in some kind of uniform and to ensure that they go to the ground to conduct surveillance and monitoring and to apprehend people for even the most trivial offence.

This has created a certain paranoia among Malaysians like the Orwellian “Big Brother” is watching you spectre and they expect to be hauled up for defaulting on credit card payments, traffic offences, spitting and littering and other offences.

This has created uneasiness and a sense of discomfort that the government is not giving people enough breathing space and are actually being intrusive of people’s private space and time instead of focusing on real criminals in this country that are still at large.


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