Prioritise security in Padungan, its rep told
Boreneo Post March 25, 2012, SundayKUCHING: Elected representatives of Padungan and Bandar Kuching should make sure their areas, especially Padungan, are safe for both locals and tourists.
PBB Padungan information chief Nasrihizam Morshidi said the attack on self-styled social activist Azlan Abdullah on March 14 happened in their area.
“It’s not a matter of whether their issue with Azlan is personal or non-personal,” he said, pointing out that an assault along a well frequented area such as Padungan was a problem that needed to be acted on by the assemblyman or MP.
Nasri urged the police to beef up their presence in Kuching, especially in Padungan, a prime area in the golden triangle.
“It should be a safe area for people yet this happened in broad daylight,” he said, adding that he would see what he could do in his capacity as PBB information chief.
Nasri said this when visiting Azlan at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) yesterday.
He also called upon Chinese-Muslim bodies or associations to come out in support of a brother in need.
“I ask that they come forward to help our brother, not necessarily just with money but to voice out the problem we have here in this city,” he said.
Azlan, 52, said nobody intervened when he was attacked by masked men with sharp weapons. He was lying on
the sidewalk bleeding for about 25 minutes before a doctor from a nearby clinic rushed over to help.
“I screamed for help, but nobody helped,” said Azlan.
“There is something wrong with society if nobody wanted to help.”