Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


I am sure you all have heard of 'pick pocket'. 
What about a new trend 'push pocket' ?
Please read on... for your own good 

A few days ago a new type of crime 

has surfaced in K.L. town. 
It goes something like this:- 
Somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket, 
sometimes it could be just a wallet with 
an identity card and a few ringgit.. 

A few minutes later, 

 the 'owner' comes up 

and confronts you, the 'thief '. 

He makes a big commotion 

that you stole his stuff. 

You are caught unaware, 

and then pulled aside by the 'owner' 

for a settlement. 

You are intimidated and threatened
that if you do not pay up 

the police will be brought in. 
If you pay up, this 'owner' lets you go. 
Another strange thing is that 

there always seems 
to be a 'witness' to your 'theft'. 

I am told this often happens to foreigners at 
the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 
or even at LRT trains. 
Given that you're 'guilty until proven innocent' 
as far as the Malaysian police are concerned, 
I understand some poor people 

are in jail for these 'offences'. 

At the KLIA, 

the 'owner' throws his hand-phone and 
wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage 
trolley of a just arrived passenger. 
The drama unfolds a few minutes later. 
The real culprit will easily convinced our 

Malaysian police to arrest the real victim 

(if he has not paid up the 'settlement' demand). 
This is a very serious matter.

This is another form of extortionists 

operating in broad daylight. 
They are disgusting criminals 

who will do anything to rob and steal. 

The sickening part of the whole scenario is that unless you pay the 'quoted settlement' money, 
they will put you in real trouble 

by calling the police. 

The real culprit gets back his hand-phone 

and wallet but the real victim 

( i..e.. could be any one of us)
is thrown into the police lock up 

and charged in court. 

So do be very careful and alert ,
otherwise you may end up as a 'thief' 
as you have no way to prove your innocence. 

Pass it on..... 
let more people be aware 
of such things around them