Earlier today I was told by a friend who is a company secretary of a large banking group that she helped someone who met with an accident yesterday morning on her way to the office. This poor lady (not my friend but the victim) was in her myvi and she had just rammed into a concrete pillar near the LRT station near the A&W PJ. It happened almost immediately after dropping off her husband at the LRT station. She was trying to avoid another car. Her car was smashed she was injured and was shouting for help and nobody came to help her. There were people around but they just looked. And guess what? 3 matsalehs (kwailos) who were in a taxi, alighted and came to her aid. Soon afterwards my fren came and helped her, picked her handbag and stuff, wiped the blood off her face, calmed her down so she could call her husband. Still, the rest of the people, just looked and didn't bother to help. Some just came to my fren and ask her 'eh akak, apsal ek?' Hey, what's happening to us? Apa dah jadi? I thought we malaysians are friendly, courteous, helpful always willing to lend a helping hand? What happened to all that? Malaysia truly Asia? What, what? ape dah jadi nie? What if the same thing happened to members of your family? Owh well, I am sure there are hundreds of explanations (evil wink). The poor lady's husband who arrived later, nak jadikan cerita, haha, turned out to be my fren's office mate who is now at another site. My fren had never met his wife.
Moral of story? not many people wants to help or get involved in accidents these days. Is it fear? Indifference? Attitude? Global Phenomena? or just plain 'i do my thing, u do your thing' lets not cross each other's path...times are bad...so please, i don't wanna get into unnecessary problems kinda tingy...hmmm...think about it? if something similar happens to you....text or call me immediately..(the fact that you have my handphone number means that you consider me a fren...and the least I cud do, iz alert the necessary authorities or the nearest available assistance...(wink)....errrm on second thoughts...they may all be worried of WHO level 4 alert on swine flu (hehe)...2 points closer to a global pandemic. have a great week ahead folks.