We hear of all sorts horror stories on a daily basis these days. Everyone is a target and it good to take precautions and be safe rather than sorry.
A friend shared this post on facebook and it is from local safety expert Captain Bala
At the Car park:
Do not walk towards your car. Walk towards the next car or the car opposite.
Do lock your car immediately you get in and drive off ASAP. Please don’t check your cellphone, your makeup, etc.
At the ATM:
Use your ring finger to key in your pin, as the rest of the fingers will cover the keypad.
Do not count your money at the atm. After all it’s not going to give you what it owes to you.
In a taxi:
Pretend to make a phone call to your friend/husband informing them where you are, what time you are expected, the colour of taxi,
taxi no etc. you must of course talk within earshot of the driver.
If you live alone:
Do get some men’s clothing’s and shoes. Hang them out with your own laundry! Leave the men’s shoes outside your house.
Do leave radio/TV on.
Do be suspicious if you receive calls that seem to have got the wrong number.
If you have husbands who travel regularly:
Do drive his car when he is not around as opportunists will notice that his car is dusty and in the same spot for many days.
If you have children tell them:
Never to post photos of your new car on Facebook.
Never to reveal that they are ‘home alone’ or parents are away.
*Also, get the telephone number of the police station in your area and list it as the first number in your phone contact list rather
than list it under P. Calling 999 in an emergency will be a futile attempt.
- Keeping a loud hailer at home would be more effective than screaming and shouting for help in an emergency
- Install sensor light
- Pepper spray – they have a shelf life. So you must check the expiry date otherwise it will fail you when you need to use it!
Capt. Bala recommends that pepper sprays must be
a. Water based
b. Must be US made with finger ring on the bottom
c. Must have double casing.
4. Alarm padlocks.
5. Throw some thumbtacks up the opening in the ceiling (what do you call that?) for those who live in link houses.
If you are ever, so unfortunate to have your bag snatched, do not struggle with the assailant. Let go and do not chase after them.
Neither should your husband/boyfriend/son.
When you drop your friend/loved ones home, especially those who live in apartments, get them to text you once they are inside
the safety of their homes. I think we should drill this in to our sons who drop off their girlfriends.
SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERS ATTACKED ABOUT 5 CASES A DAY FROM MAY TO JUNE 2012
WHAT IS THE STATISTIC FOR JULY ? HAVE YOU TINTED YOUR CAR YET ?DO YOU ALWAYS WAKE UP LATE AND YOU LIKE TO RUSH DAILY?
Please make sure you are not adding to this statistic.1. do not rush from work or to work. Breathe! Start early.2. put your valuables away, and carry less in your handbag. Get a debit card. Consolidate your banking accounts. 3. forget about all these labelled bags until Malaysia gets peaceful again4. never talk on your cellphone, and i mean never when driving 5. pay attention to pillion driver that operate in pairs.
At traffic lights, keep a distance from the car in front of you. If they attack you,
just swerve you car at them. HONK, HONK, HONK Loud…..they could have tailed you..
6. Try not to wear too much jewelry, ie. big gold, flashy loopy earrings and long gold chain- you will be asking to be grabbed, and
they will smash from the right
7. Avoid big gold bangles and expensive fancy watches
8. Keep a pair of sunglasses and wear them when driving, but not at night
9. Plan your diary well, smash and grab robbers attack people even when there are two of you in the car.
10. These robbers attack mostly from 7.00 to 10 am and also from 4 to 7.00pm. Peak, rush hours.
Vote for a better Malaysia, today!
If you havent seen the recent Air Asia In Flight Safety announcement that went viral, you must! Its standard practice to have these announcement but how many actually pay any attention to it? Quinton Dinesh Thomas from AirAsia decided to dish out the announcement with a slight twist which not only got the attention of those on board but 375,000 people online!
the senior flight attendant in charge of the very cool announcement said :
I have boarded many flights as a passenger or when i was a junior crew and realized that during the safety demo briefing, many passenger read books, sleep or just look outside the window instead of paying attention.
What’s even cooler? I hear that he was a La Sallian, my former secondary school!
While we are flocking the Proton showrooms to buy the national car we are so proud off, Australians think other wise. Check out this video of a crash test that was conducted in Australia .How did we do? We came out tops! As the No.1 ranked WORST car!
Have u ever heard about LPG gas cylinder’s expire date. I never knew that they had them till now!
Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the vendor.Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG cylinders?Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders ->
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha-numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number following this e.g. D06.
The alphabets stand for quarters -
A for March (First Qtr),
B for June (Second Qtr),
C for Sept (Third Qtr), &
D for December (FourthQtr).
The digits stand for the year till it is valid.
Hence D06 would mean December qtr of 2006.
Now you know and make sure you check the tanks that you have at home when you get a new one ,a little effort could go a long way!