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Friday, April 18, 2008

More new toys

CCTV... eh tengok awek tu...chun la...apa? Traffic offence? Ale! not our business la...jom


I read somewhere that the Inspector-General of Police recently announced plans to equip our police cars with CCTV cameras. CCTV. Seems to be the catchword for a lot of situations these days. It would appear that whenever there are f**kups that they don't have answers for they pull out the CCTV solution. Rapists on the lose? Let's CCTV their ass. Snatch thieves becoming a scurge in and around the city? CCTV over some relief. Having sex with a friend? Not good for your health, my friend. Here, take 4 CCTV's and call me in the morning.

CCTV, CCTV, CCTV...

So now our police ronda are going to get them too. And so another few hundred millions of the rakyat's money will be spent. For what ah? For a police force that can't even solve simple parking problems in our airports and along major highways we need to buy them more equipment? How many time have you seen police cars casually cruising by obvious examples of law infringement.

Motorcyclists casually doing illegal U-turns at traffic lights just because they just didn't feel like going in that direction anymore.

Motorists using the left lanes of major highways as parking lots.

Motorists and motorcyclists running red lights right before the eyes of officers in police cars, flat-footers directing traffic etc.

Blatant examples of double parking in congested stretches of already choked roads.

Huh? Hiyah, naer mine la. Not our business that one. After all we are pegawai kereta ronda. We only go after the BIG crimes one. Got shooting one we stop and check la.

I guess what I am saying is that our police force desperately needs a revamp. From better recruitment criteria to better wages and benefits to better training to better attitudes.

The last thing the Polis Diraja Malaysia needs is some f**king CCTV cameras in their patrol cars.

Niamah!!!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ai..Ya..Uncle Pat.
Why u so like that???

Ppl just try to make some excusses for some extra pocket $$$ mah....

No excusses ,how to minta duit from Ka-Ve-Ment????
Must have some pro-jek then can gorek some ""Oil-Water"" mah.....

Who FXXX care whether they use or not,after 1 year,all will koyak .
Then ,ppl can ask for some MAINTENANCE duit.....


Why u so like that......

Anonymous said...

Life in Bolehland. Everyday read about such news also makes me tired, fed up la. Today especially, i feel so tired.

Maybe at the end of the day, we cant do much la, we may have high hopes at times but maybe it is just wishful thinking.

Aiyah, I am only a pendatang; i will try to live like one so pls dont ever blame me for not being so patriotic. What can you expect la, i have been treated as a pendatang for 50 years already.

Anonymous said...

You forgot one other point, motorcylists driving by police stations, without wearing helmets. For all we know, the police & their families are also doing the same on their off-work time.

sikapitan said...

Dear Mr. Pat Teoh,

Thank you for highlighting another edition of great-government mysteries.

CCTV is overrated. It's the people manning it is more important.

The money they plan for CCTVs would be better used to improve the living standards of our men in blue.

This would help in recruiting more talent into the workforce.

Regards

Khun Pana said...

will be very susah makan if PR really be the gaberment, this is why we the polis will stops china girls in jalan pasar and rampas their money.
Aiyah , you know lah..inflasi.
But why always targets us the polis lah, our relatives from the imigresen , kastam olso do same thing what.
Our new motto is to "Rape and Plunders the country with Intergriti".
CCTV for show only,..will be OOO in no time.
Our Bapak Polis signed agreement to buys cctv from Pai Ka Lek syndicate.

zorro said...

They could use CCTV for personal "gains" too mah. Our mata mata may look dumb most of the time, but some are quite resourceful these days.

Allen said...

Are you the ex DJ Patrick Yeoh?

Anonymous said...

This is reported on The Straits Times (Singapore):

April 18, 2008
M'sian cop caught after breaking into car, dozing off

KUALA LUMPUR - A MALAYSIAN cop was arrested after he allegedly broke into a Mercedes Benz to steal its stereo but then dozed off on its luxurious seat, a news report said on Friday.

The police officer allegedly was high on drugs and fell asleep while trying to steal a compact disc player from the car while it was parked at a hotel in southern Malacca state on Monday, the New Straits Times reported.

The officer, who was not identified, is allegedly a member of a gang linked to other break-ins and motorcycle thefts, the report said. After his arrest he led police to three other alleged members of the gang who are also linked to the police force, it said.

All four were being detained at a police station, it said.

Police could not immediately be reached to confirm the report. -- AP

tzarina said...

Funny.

I think the police somehow thinks that CCTV also has a brain, a pair of arms and legs, and handcuffs. So CCTV can do their job!

Someone should tell them that advances in Artificial Intelligence hasn't caught up to their imagination!

Buggers.

ycg said...

can i ask: Have those CCTV systems got anything to do with Motorola? if it is, then we should know who to thank for that irreversible cock-up

Anonymous said...

Very well said. Now the installation fees, then comes the maintenance fees.

N!@m@h.

Anonymous said...

Btw, referring to an article in Malaysiakini and in The Star,
a security consultant revealed that the maintenance of CCTV costs RM700K including lots of contigency funds compared to RM1.5 million (6 millions divided by 400 CCTVs) reported in The Star.

Again, the main purpose of these CCTVs the Musa(ng) claimed is to curb bribery. Yea right, no more bribery just that it's daylight robbery.

Anonymous said...

maybe some uncles in law relative's friend etc got a company selling cctv?

sigh. 1000+++ cctv in KLIA can't event get a simple shot of the recent RM 3.5m heist and now we are talking cctv in patrol car? i just do not understand why is it that anything that's being implemented in Malaysia just will not work...

niamah

Sharon said...

I was laughing when I read about the CCTV..

I guess its going to be like most of the CCTVs around here, it will eventually run out harddisk space OR is not switched on when its needed most.
LOL.

Most definitely a white elephant.

Do you think all the CCTVs that the cops install will be switched on for us?

patrickteoh said...

Allen, yes I was a deejay on the radio. But as far as I know my name has always been Patrick TEOH. Sorry.

donplaypuks said...

1st world spending mentality, 4th world performance.

that old indian saying 'hand a monkey a garland of flowers and?....'

Bronco said...

Patrick - do you mena the CCTV shooting at the police and see what they do everytime they stop any car??? You guess is as good as mine.

Anonymous said...

CCTV has proven to be effective in controlling crime in London and they have statistics to prove it. Malaysia has installed many CCTV (ask MPSJ, DBKL, Polis Raja Di Malaysia) but I have yet to see crime rate going down. And why do they need CCTV in police car for? And by the way, is Polis raja Di Malaysia still leasing their motor vehicles from a certain company?

kai said...

I am totally disagreed with the author on this topic, or at least most of it. What is wrong having CCTV on cop cars? CCTV is a very powerful equipment when come to solving criminal cases. Would you prefer their words against yours in the court of law or would you prefer to see some hard evident produced first? Evident acquired from CCTV can resolve many cases and not to mention save time and money too. How they implementing them or by how much is required is another story. Just look at the cops in US. Most traffic offence cases are solved via CCTV footage presented in court. Even in Australia, CCTVs are installed in all shopping complexes for security reasons. No too long ago, a foreigner student molests a housewife in a baby changing room. While his action was not captured at that time, the CCTV managed to identify the culprit and within days he was arrested and charged in court. Now please tell me what is wrong with having CCTV installed? I guess you still prefer to see criminals to go to court and argue until the cows come home! In most cases they can even walk out of court as a free man too!

Some may even argue that having CCTV may be seen as an intrusion of privacy. If CCTVs can provide some form of security from my 3 kids whenever they go, I say to them, ‘Bring it on and bring it on NOW’!

Perhaps, we should then stop complaining the current high crime rates in the country!!

Monster Mom said...

Aiaya..tuan! U sounded so angry! Okla..take this 2 CCTV..put in front of ur hse...ok!!! Sabar...dugaan...

Anonymous said...

Dear Patrick, the correct term for that toy should be WOBC. (Wireless On Board Camera) Not CCTV.
The WOBC is linked to the HQ via UHF or Satelite (GPS) It has a built in hard disk memory in case the wireless is down and not eraseble without the password.
So, the cops do not know what they are buying or they are going to connect a looooooooong wire to plug in at certain points before able to operate that stuff.
Just my 2 cents.

patrickteoh said...

Thanks for the technology lesson (and I mean that most sincerely), anonymous. But they are still toys for the current situation of where the PDRM is in terms of efficiency, attitude, training etc.

st said...

well , ...after watching the video ... all i can say in my statement is :- " he looks like me ... sounds like me ... my mother swears it is me ... but I'm NOT saying it is me ". Correct , correct , correct !!!!

Anonymous said...

Patrick when we talked about PDRM I remember you brought out the issue of traffic police corruption on radio as a DJ, thru your personal experience during mahathir rule. I cannot recalled what happened after that. Can you relate your story in the net, if you don't mind. Since then nothing has changed with PDRM, the basic problem with the force is that the pay is too low and there are many avenues for police to haress the ordinary citizens and foreigners.

Sometime ago, the police has suggested that compound for traffic offenses be lowered to RM50. It was a right idea and the police should on the spot collect the compound and issue the receipt but some stupid idiot were against the suggestion and it was not implemented. This would have lowered the level of corruption in the force. If still the measures were not effective then lower it to RM20. Now the level of corrupt is at the still the same.

Anonymous said...

Aiyo .. here cctv, there cctv, everywhere cctv. When Canny Ong killed, blamed not enough cctv. Bribery on the rise , used cctv. When snatch thives on the rise, installed cctv. But when the actual crime happened .. cctv not clear la,cctv was not switch on la,cctv was under repair la. The ka-vern-men & PDRM need to stop using execuses la !! Did ACA ever investigate who's the main contractor for these cctv ? Or do we need to also install cctv at ACA off to see if there's investigation done !!

Faisal Admar said...

Yeah sometimes I wonder, why there is no police/traffic police at some jam junctions... but they are so many at the no-parking places? Easy to ask for duit kopi I guess.

For CCTV, me as an IT student thinks that CCTV is good and it will be effective if police use it wisely.

Anonymous said...

tuahyong said....

These Be End never learns after the beating in PRU12 and know spending Rakyats' monies in buying wasteful "new toys" and enriching themserlves!!
What is Musang doing except to enrich himself and cronies!
Pakatan Rakyat! Go on and be the government and "korek,korek,korek" these crooks!

Zhuang Tze (庄子) said...

CCTVc are good if they use it deligently to combat crimes.
Money should be spent of fixing the CCTVs at the crowded area for monitoring the activities of the snatch thieves;at certain backlanes for monitoring the activities of drug addicts;suspected vice joints, karaoke for checking activities of foreign GROs;and etc.
CCTVs for Petrol cars!for what???

Mahathirism said...

Tunku: “You see, the Malays have a cause for adat, resam and so on ? tradition. I have a respect for it but he has none. He dislikes it. You see, his whole aim is to upset the constitution and turn this country into a republic. His son was in London talking quite openly amongst the students that his father is going to be the first President of Malaya.”

Das: “I head his daughter was also talking about it here ? Apparently she was caught talking about it at a party not knowing that behind her was one of the Tengkus from Negri Sembilan who overheard it. She said that as soon as the constitution amendment is signed, it is finished, we can become a republic.”

Anonymous said...

i read with interest all your previous articles. but one thing i learnt, you always complaint. complaint! complaint! complaint! for you, everything is not perfect.

hey man! critics is the simplest job in the world!

patrickteoh said...

well,we must give credit where it is due la. The PDRM says that they have solved the recent million $ robbery in KLIA. Syabas! PDRM. And that was achieved without CCTV or WOBC in the patrol cars. Well done!!! Now maybe PDRM can do something about illegal parking too.

Anonymous said...

this cctv issue will not be solved as long as it is not implemented. know why?? somebody must have set up a company ready to make millions and must have kept the stocks waiting for the signal 'ok'.

remember our poor nurin??? the whole thing was captured in cctv. what is the outcome? have they caught the culprit? who is the owner of the motorcycle? NIAMAH

don't waste anymore moneylah. AKU PUI...

Anonymous said...

PM wanted to make Sarawak the new rice bowl in Malaysia.

Does that mean that more trees in the forest will be felled to make way for sawah padi?

What is the evnviromenal impact (someone please contact Al Gore on Earth Day)?

By the way, who will be the ne Taukeh Balak to get the AP? "JKKK"?

Patrick Teoh
Please do us a service to investigate this before it becomes another 'Nia,ah' episode in our Bolehland.

ndrutan said...

i guess buying equipments are just like adding some personal income to themselves. remember the last audit? how the hell on earth do you pay RM42 for a RM5 tray?

Anonymous said...

Dear Patrick 'The voice of pre-FM Malaysian radio' Teoh,

I guess I have to write to you this way since I do not have your email or address.

I enjoy you show since 'The EMI Stars in Action' when your voice rules the pre-FM airwaves. I follow your blog (I think you should use a stronger word than Niamah) and your Teohlogy article on Off The Edge magazine.

I was in Singapore recently and managed to see you in the Spore TV series in English together with Andrea Forsenka. You have En-Bloked your 'Jazz Cafe'? Is that a selling out? This is really 'Baik Punya Cilok' to your Malaysian fans.

I was wondering if Malaysian (especially the non-Bumis) have to cari makan in Kota Singa? Maybe RTM/TV3/Astro failed to recognize local talents like you and continued to produce crappy programmes with cliche dialogue, predictable plots, stoned acting, borrowed ideas ....

It was also quoted in Singapore Straits Times that Singaporean artist Aaron Aziz has decided to cari makan in Malaysia, after his success in the "Imitasi: KL Drift".

So I see a trend and pattern in the migration of Malaysian and Singaporean artists. So clear cut that I do not need to elaborate.

I hope you can get your gang to amke a truly malaysian movie like Sepet. Ignore Finas ridiculous guidelines of what is termed a Malaysian movie to get the 14-day local screening. Use all the Malaysian lingo in the show (e.g. Niamah).

You may collaborate with Jack Neo or Raintree production house to make lcoal movies for Malaysians. Ah Long Pte Lts has grossed over RM3 million to prove that there is a market for non-Malays in Malaysia.

Please give me your email and I will write more to you for give you the inspiration to make it big in Malaysia the Niamah and Tokkok way!

dakwanie said...

cctv? hmmmmm

monsterball said...

hahahahaha Pat..35 years ago...I never miss your talk shows on radio...always about the stupidity of the police force..and corruptions. You were the bravest man...or crazy guy....to take on the police single handedly.
I recalled head line news in Malay Mail.......Patrick Teoh...arrested.....correct??
Now you are back...to your very best!!
I pity you....if one of your children wants to join the police force.....hahahahahaha
Take good care..my friend.

Anonymous said...

what a coincidence to see this posting. just half hour ago my friend came back to say his office was broken into. i told him to report to police. he said the office stay went to the police and was shocked when the police there told them - apa kita boleh buat? can you imagine the police telling someone who comes to report a crime with - apa kita boleh buat?

Anonymous said...

Pat, what can cctvs do when the bloke infront of the screen is dozing all the time? As many fellow malaysians agree, komisen is the most vital issue in all public undertaking in this Bolehland. It is not just the matamata, even the MB's wife tried pulling a fast one, out of fear that the incoming wives of the reps will know what had been going on! makan angin overseas would have covered 70% of all the donations from the state coffer [ coffin as one reporter said it] so we can only buang frustration in the blog. With unsaleable protons, well the police can always buy many more to burn up the gas!!

penanak nasik said...

you have become too cynical where everything done by the government are looked at from the cynical perspective. Maybe it will be good or maybe it will be bad to have CCTV or whatever but you belasah everything the government did. Not that i agree with everything its just that i also dont disagree on everything.

monsterball said...

Buying this...changing that is one way to keep feeding UMNO loyal servants listen and vote for them. So some must be rich and happy. In this case....an idea was thought out and approved by the police...with no regards...that they are having a bad reputation on crime solving. The percentage results are simply shameful.
I agree with Pat...and he is not cynical...but a practical man.
Pat is a commercial man ...cannot afford to make same mistakes....over and over again..or spend ..when no results shown. It's the people in the police Dept...that need to show productivity. Pampering them with new toys...will get no where. Just look at the Sports Dept...wanting a new complex in London for badminton......simply not logical..now canceled by new government. That's sensible ...but leave it to UMNO...they will argue and argue...to get it going. They cannot accept.. to be proven wrong...and doing so many wrong things are their trade marks.
It is not logic ..or commonsense .. UMNO guys are after.
It is always spending...to keep someone happy???
Corruptions is the main reason...coming to our minds.
Are we wrong to suspect..all illogical spendings....using our money..for corruptions?
UMNO guys cannot be that stupid..always doing stupid things...don't we all agree??

monsterball said...

Buying this...changing that is one way to keep feeding UMNO loyal servants listen and vote for them. So some must be rich and happy. In this case....an idea was thought out and approved by the police...with no regards...that they are having a bad reputation on crime solving. The percentage results are simply shameful.
I agree with Pat...and he is not cynical...but a practical man.
Pat is a commercial man ...cannot afford to make same mistakes....over and over again..or spend ..when no results shown. It's the people in the police Dept...that need to show productivity. Pampering them with new toys...will get no where. Just look at the Sports Dept...wanting a new complex in London for badminton......simply not logical..now canceled by new government. That's sensible ...but leave it to UMNO...they will argue and argue...to get it going. They cannot accept.. to be proven wrong...and doing so many wrong things are their trade marks.
It is not logic ..or commonsense .. UMNO guys are after.
It is always spending...to keep someone happy???
Corruptions is the main reason...coming to our minds.
Are we wrong to suspect..all illogical spendings....using our money..for corruptions?
UMNO guys cannot be that stupid..always doing stupid things...don't we all agree??

Anonymous said...

Dey patrik babi,

Butuh kau lah..
kau pegi mampos la bangang.
US, UK dah lama pakai ini menatang.. di malaysia pun kena pasang la sebab banyak orang cina mau kasi rasuah..senang nak tangkap

kau ni dah main blog, jadi dj dah tak boleh cari makan ke?

KS Lim

monsterball said...

Pat....looks like you have done it again!
Truth hurts!!
Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

KS Lim

Please mind your language!

jangan guna perkataan kasar!

Hormatlah sikit pada Patrick.

Anonymous said...

KS Lim,

Kalau tak siok, jangan baca blog ni.

Senang je, jangan cakap banyak banyak.

MAID said...

Aiyoh...this is like giving high tech toys to a bunch of dimwits.
Waste money. Better send them for training or to the gym. The polis all got perut buncit so maybe that's why need cctv cause cannot run after the criminals.
They completely don't get the point. Alo...buying fancy equipment cannot compensate for you stupidity, laziness and corruption lah!

nasikgorengusa said...

i'm not surprise if malaysia will come out with "shocking videos" siries soon, u know, just like the US version..

and yes, the US have applied the technology of mobile CCTV way before us, why aren't we spending the money to the latest technology then?

enemy of the state for example by will smith. should apply that to monitor even our politician. but then again, who is going to monitor the monitoring person??

gah, i'm such in dilemma..

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