An article in the Star today:
Crime busters will not be intimidated, says Marah
PETALING JAYA: Those attempting to silence individuals dedicated towards crime busting such as MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan must be quickly and duly dealt with, said Malaysians Against Rape, Assault & Snatch theft founder (Marah) Dave Avran.
“We must act swiftly without fear or favour to arrest the perpetrators who initiated the shooting.
“If the act is meant to silence crime busters, then the perpetrators are sadly mistaken,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He condemned Sanjeevan’s shooting and urged those involved in crime prevention movements to unite and work with the authorities.
He extended Marah’s well-wishes to Sanjeevan for a speedy recovery and offered support to his family.
Avran founded Marah in July last year in response to calls for Malaysians to unite against crime.
Marah, a non-political, non-religious and non-racial movement, campaigns for safer car parks, safer streets, and the right to be safe in and outside homes.
Its Facebook page currently has 4,548 members. - Ends
It is time anti-crime outfits like MARAH and MyWatch join forces with the police to fight the crooks and for PDRM to take them under their protective wings. They are all on the same side, after all, aren's they? My prayers to Sanjeevan's quick recovery so that he can re-unite with his loved ones and celebrate Hari Raya with the Muslims, and to the early capture of the people who had made the attempt on his life. Those assailants are armed and dangerous so if the cops had to shoot first and ask questions later, I hope the crook-sympathisers among us don't come down too hard on our cops. And like Dave Avran says, if those scums thought it would intimidate crime busters like him, they were terribly mistaken. Salute!