I read in the papers the other day that the crime rate has dropped some 30% in Kuala Lumpur. This certainly is great news. Kudos to the police force. However, there still are petty thefts and cheats going on that can't be avoided.
I recently heard of a case of a conman walking way with a cellphone. No, not a cell phone but two cell phones at the same time. The conman took the phones on the pretext of helping the two men calibrate their phones. Incredible but true incident. So, be careful, don't let your phone leave your hands - not even to people you think you know. This happened in the Kepong area.