Photo from New Straits Times website.
In Malaysia the other day, an armed robbery took place at one of the most CCTV’d places in the country – The International Airport Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Guess what? It wasn’t captured on CCTV.
When elements within the British establishment snuffed out 52 (probably 56) innocent lives on 7th July 2005. they either sabotaged hundreds of CCTV cameras that day, or are simply sitting on the footage (and possibly destroyed it shortly afterwards).
It is entirely possible such disgusting and scandalous acts have have not been lost on the people who robbed about £1/2 million pounds worth of money in Kuala Lumpur (KL) the other day.
Reports are now saying that the cameras weren’t turned on or/and they had no record feature. Like the British murder fest on 7-7 it’s rather improbable I think.
However, if the criminals are NOT like the deadly rogue elements in Britain, and did not in some way sabotage the CCTV, a very telling point is being lost and doesn’t seem to be discussed in the Malaysian press… the robbers didn’t know the CCTV wasn’t working but did the crime anyway!
The theory CCTV prevents crime is a demonstrated nonsense.
But sadly, one gets the feeling the result will be the same as it is in the UK, and that is the mantra : “the CCTV needs to be better and we need more of it.” will be spouted by intre$ted parties.
I hope the Malaysian people don’t allow themselves to be steamrolled into the same mentally retareded crap the Brits allow ramemd upon them