more socially responsible in fighting crimes: Dr. Yee
Wednesday, 23 April 2003 (Source:
KINABALU: The city folks have been urged to be more socially
responsible in fighting crimes.
Assemblyman Dr Yee Moh Chai made the call yesterday after
attending the funeral of 12-year-old SRJK Anglo Chinese, Penampang
student, Adrian Wong Kia Chun who was stabbed to death by
his assailants, last Saturday.
incident took place near the crowded area of the Segama Complex
in the broad daylight, at around 3.20pm.
his regret that despite the victim’s desperate cries for help,
nobody came to his rescue, thus allowing his assailants to
stab him to death.
made to understand that the boy (the deceased) was crying
for help but no one stopped to help. It’s shameful and heartbreaking
to learn that no one seemed to bother in times of need. What
has gone wrong with our society?” he asked.
the visit, the boy’s father said that the deceased was his
favourite child among his three siblings.
is also the MP for Tanjung Aru believed that such incident
could have been avoided had the public been more socially
if someone among members of the public had made their presence
felt at that time, perhaps the assailants might have fled
the scene thus saving the boy’s life.
situation like that, it is only right that we reach out and
help the person who is being victimised, as the same incident
might also happen to us one day… we can never tell,” he said.
Yee revealed that the police had told him earlier that they
had arrested two of the three suspects suspected to be involved
in the incident.
urged the police to spare no effort in bringing justice to
the deceased and his family.
the Sabah MCA urged the police to deploy more plainclothes
personnel to patrol crime prone areas of the sate capital
as a preventive measure towards such incidents.
the killing of the 12-year-old boy, its Youth secretary Michael
Lui Yen Sang said the incident was a cause of concern among
that Wong was fatally stabbed in broad day light and in a
busy commercial area of Kota Kinabalu is a worry,” Lui said.
the tragic incident in which no one came to Adrian’s aid despite
his cries for help was also an indication of the level of
public apathy in the city.
and business operators should not be preoccupied with what
is happening within their premises only,” Lui said.
he was shocked to learn that no one came to help Adrian after
he was stabbed by three assailants but just left him to bleed
until the police came.
Kota Kinabalu City police for their fast action in detaining
two suspects within 48 hours after the tragedy, Lui urged
the police to step up their effort to nab the third suspect
who is still at large.