The snatch thief and the iPhone

The snatch thief and the iPhone
By Zan Azlee

OCT 12 – Quite recently, my wife called me up on the phone sobbing uncontrollably, which actually made me panic since she has never done that before.

“I just got robbed!” she sobbed.

“What?” I asked.

“I said I just got robbed!” (Still sobbing.)

“I can’t understand what you’re saying. Stop crying and speak properly!”

“My handbag just got snatched!” (Not sobbing anymore.)

“Oh no! What about the iPhone 4s that I just bought you for your birthday?”

“It was in my pocket not in my handbag. How do you think I’m calling you now?”


After I was convinced that the brand new spanking iPhone 4s was safe and secure, I asked my wife if she was okay. Fortunately, she was unhurt but a little bit shocked.

Also fortunate was the fact that, although she had lost her handbag, she only had about RM30 in it. But of course, her IC, driver’s license, ATM card and credit card all had to be replaced.

So I wonder who the joke is on here – the guy who got only RM30 for his very risky effort, or my wife and I who were glad that only RM30 was gone.

The issue here is of course the rampant crime that is happening in Malaysia and the fact that the government seems to think that this is just a matter of perception. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]

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