Quick poll: Do you feel safer with the Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) around?

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Here’s a quick poll for you readers to see what you really think about the Penang state government-sponsored PPS.


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Syab
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Syab

MACC is quick to respond to Umno Online’s allegation that PPS is funded RM1.5 billion by the Penang government.

However, I would urge MACC to study the below incidents before study PPS

1) NFC 240 Million
2) Goverment audit report scanner worth of RM 200 bought at RM14K
3) PKFZ scandal dnt know what happen but fund vanish on the air 12.5 Billion
4) Submarine scandal
5) Langat 2 contract
6) MAS – Brahim’s catering contract
7) Sarawak chief minister Scandal

I believe none of the above got culprit caught and charged.

Atila
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Atila

No need PPS anymore.

Last month my house almost break in by Indonesians. That same nite my neighbour house kena n tenant in house was tied up.

Bull… PPS.

HPT
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HPT

Good comment on Mkini:

JKKK (Village Security and Development Committees) is perfectly legal because it is an Umno’s initiative and certainly pro-Umno. PPS is illegal because it is the initiative of the DAP-ruled Penang government.

PPS is very effective in discharging its duty diligently and has irked Umno’s feeling. The IGP actually appreciates the work of PPS for lowering crime in the state but Umno is very uncomfortable with it. As said earlier, this country is getting rotten by the day.

Yang
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Yang

JKKK (Village Security and Development Committees) are based on state legislation

lst
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lst

We do not feel safe by the latest remark by Zahid Hamidi.

HMT
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HMT

Zahid: “We allowed them (non-malays) to be indebted to us without needing them to pay it back; they are now insulting Islam and the Malays under the pretense of democracy, freedom of speech, and globalisation,”

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/zahid-accuses-non-malays-of-getting-arrogant-says-daily

Is this statement not seditious?

We rakyat must not allow ourselves to be caught into this trap and instead, Rakyat of all races should stand together and demand accountability from this government: Leakages, inefficiencies, deficiencies and poor governance is probably at its worst, country’s debt at its highest and people’s purchasing power at the lowest, with GST looming.

Jiwa Malaysia
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Jiwa Malaysia
Zahid Hamidi made a racist statement, calling non-malays arrogant and ungrateful. Now he is trying to deflect it to DAP supporters, using the same odl Umno cliche excuse of being quoted out of context! What is wrong being DAP supporters. Isn’t this is a democratic country where Malaysians are free to choose who we wish to support? Is Zahid Hamidi trying to say supporting other than UMNO is an offence. The world has move on. Malaysians have move on. Only those UMNO leaders still living in their cocoon. Supporting opposition does not make Malaysians any different. In fact we are… Read more »
Kok Jing
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Kok Jing

At least one Gerakan guy dare to speak up against Zahid.
But MCA swallow their pride as usual to remain silent.

Zahid’s statement has created unease among Malaysians, so what is the point of celebrating diversity on Merdeka Day?

Ananars
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Ananars

What is wrong being DAP supporters. Their problems is they have foul stinking mouth

Tibetan Monk
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Tibetan Monk

Ananars, foul stinking mouth reflects badly on himself.
But this foul mouth has the face to question other’s religious conduct.
Is it any different from the Cat master?
Namo, Namo, Namo.

Yang
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Yang

Have you forgotton that Anwar call the Chinese stupid

Kiki Suriabati
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Kiki Suriabati

pps itu sampah. Buli wartawan dan orang awam.

Kasim
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Kasim
I am more of a silent lurker here, but I feel the need to voice out an opinion in this poll : Yes, I feel safer. Staying in the seedy high density flats around Batu Lanchang and Jelutong and having these “purple ah bengs” riding on motorbike “patrolling” makes a big difference at night. Is it psychological and subjective? Maybe. But from conversation with the members, some of which are quite rough and fierce – gangster style, it is better than them hanging out and possibly getting into trouble – or causing trouble. I get a personal feeling that the… Read more »
herman
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herman

Has IGP ever take action agaisnt the gangster like the Komtar madman that send black cake and coffin to CM, disturbing the peace….?

lst
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lst

Are Pekida and Tiga Line registered? Why are they still operating? Why no arrests?

Kok Jing
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Kok Jing

Munro agent gets police immunity?

k suresh
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k suresh

Pekida is often referred to as Tiga Line, as a symbol of the colours of its official flag – red, yellow and green. In August last year, the Tiga Line group was one of 49 secret societies released by the Home Ministry after a crackdown on illegal groups.

Ananars
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Ananars
Areas around Batu Lanchang and Jelutong and with areas best known as Teluk Au were once infested with criminals, gangsters and drug addicts. From the 70s onward when the Gerakan govt start to redevelop the areas with building of affordable apartment and developing into a bright and enterprising commercial areas, the place has somewhat become clean and with criminals, gangster activities down to a minimum. As a results prices of low cost and medium cost properties prices here have surged up into one of the highest on the island. Despite the area being an opposition stronghold that have been held… Read more »
tunglang
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Shanghai Tan / Shanghai Beach
Long ban long lau
Maan lei tou tou gong seoi wing bat jau
Tou zeon liu sai gaan si
Wan zok tou tou jat pin ciu lau

Si hei si sau
long lei fan bat cing fun siu bei jau
Seng gung sat baai
long lei hon bat ceot jan mei meow-meow

The Bund 1980 theme song

ananars, get a cat lady to sing along!!!

Miami
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Miami

Hi Michael,
Thank you for your nice respons!!!
I agree with you…there is a lot to celebrate!!!
No need of this PPS…independence doesnt need control

Have a nice day…

herman
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herman

There should not be any RELA in the first place, as the police force should do the job they are paid to do.

tunglang
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And there should not be unregistered patrol units running loose with independent anger-unmanagement. Perhaps, those YBs should learn Tai Chi for on-stage self-defence against mobsters or black cake merry men as well as to blood-regulate their brain>mouth synchronisation of proper words dealing with BN.

Perhaps, CAT Deity should learn a useful thing or two about Karma.

Michael
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Hi Miami,

Thanks for asking.

I like to celebrate my independence from oppression, my independence from want, my independence from illegitimate authority, my independence to express myself, my right to be wrong, and so on…you know normal things of which there is much to celebrate…

Yang
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Yang

250 PPS men detained after Merdeka parade
http://www.malaysiakini.com/

So if the CAT said it is not illegal go and fight for them in the court of law. Let the court decide whether they are an illegal or legal entity and that will be the end of the case. No more arguing. I bet the Pakatoon will say the court is not fair when the verdict is not in their favour.

Miami
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Miami

It is all about controlling…evidence exist in the so called EU and US
Today is Merdeka day…what independence are you celebrating?

Michael
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I do not understand the need for Malaysia to have all these quasi -policing units, and security guards in uniform. Not sure what their purpose is. Lets take a stab at guessing their purpose: To lower the unemployment statistics To keep people occupied To put fear into people walking to an event/ at an event/after the event To maintain respect from the common people for authority figures (you know the respect that comes out of the barrel of a gun or a whack from a truncheon) To keep the riff-raff out of ‘important occasions’ or at least behind the barriers.… Read more »
tunglang
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To ‘use’ innocent Penangites as political pawns in an emo-game of Confrontational Chess. When problems arise in incidents like PPS illegality, the hero will emerge quickly like Arch Angel Michael with all available means to ‘save’ the pawns from the grip of the Dragon. Never mind if one or two pawns are collateral losses in this struggle between absolute good & absolute evil. This sordid episode of cunning politics of confrontation is as old as Merdeka. The protagonists knew well ahead of the ‘time bomb’ – consequences of not registering the volunteer unit in spite of all the implications forewarned.… Read more »
Pak Tim
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Don’t know. Have they been known to prevent instances of crime? How many suspects have they handed over to the police?

Speedy Gonzalez (Penang Edition)
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Speedy Gonzalez (Penang Edition)

I think you should ask @Ong Eu Soon for personal experience. For me, it is dangerous to have such PPS on the road.

tunglang
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Sun Tzu’s Art of War:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

Add to that: if you make enemies at every confrontation, no sincere gestures can win over a single foe.

Yang
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Yang
A journalist was wallop including an activist. Many who were threatened may not have made a report. Could we be safe with such hooliganism. If you point the finger at Perkasa, is not PPS the same. At least Perkasa vent their frustration against the adun and CM but PPS do it against the common people. And they are an ILLEGAL ENTITY. The Cheap Minister cannot simply just said it is legal without giving proof. Was it registered. Even a govt agency need to be registered. And the Cheap Minister .. now want to go against the police. It seem that… Read more »
Yang
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Yang

Did anyone read the Kwong Wah. PPS now (allegedly) threatening another journalist. The newspaper is now going to publish the recording for the people to see the true colour of these PPS. Continue to look for update in the KW newspaper.

Ananars
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Ananars

How can we be safe with Pulau Pinang samseng

HPT
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HPT

You are right. The Komtar hooligans has scared away many customers.