I just heard of two cases of robbery (snatch theft) in Kuala Lumpur. One happened in Kepong in a lift of a highrise flat. A lady was in the lift and the door opened on the first floor, a young man came in and in a split second her handbag was snatched away by the young man. She had RM900 with her plus other documents.
The other incident happened in Wangsa Maju involving a roadside motorcyclist snatching the handbag of another lady. After the incident, he was found eating at a teh tarik foodstall nearby. Not sure if he was caught there. This was reported in a Chinese language daily.
I'm sure there were other robberies which involved the use of weapons such as parang (long knives) but I suppose, parang is the lesser evil as compared to firearms as in the case of the recent rampage by Major Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood in Texas with 13 dead and a lot more injured. In times like these, life insurance comes to mind. Are we adequately insured such that the loved ones we leave behind are taken care of in the event of something unfortunate happening?