Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Isn't that a bit unfair?

Who do you think would win in a fight between a soldier and a truck driver?

I thought so.

Howbout a fight with 20 soldier pitted against one driver?

Yeah? I thought so too!

When I read the following story in NST Online, I felt my blood boil. It just shows the same mob mentality suffered by certain quarters of our fellow citizens despite having had the so-called discipline and restraint due to constant training. What am I yappin' about? Let's look at it.

You have this schoolbus driver (for gawd's sake) driving in front of a soldier on a motorcycle, right. Basically, that driver must have braked suddenly and caused the soldier on the bike to slam into the back of a bus.

In the first place, the guy on the bike shouldn't even have tailgated the bus at such a short distance that he couldn't stop in time. That's his offense, as far as the law is concerned.

Then the next thing you know, 20 of the biker's friends suddenly decided to bash up this guy?!?

What gives man??? I know about the whole soldier-boys-bond-don't-mess-with-us thing but I think those 20 guys were flagrantly abusing their abilities and martial skills on this poor bastard.
I mean, c'mon! This is a 23-year-old school bus driver for gawd's sake.

Read on.

Driver attacked by 20 soldiers

10 May, 2006 MALACCA: A schoolbus driver received outpatient treatment at the Malacca Hospital for injuries he sustained in an assault by about 20 soldiers here yesterday morning.

The attack occurred following an accident involving the bus and a motorcycle about 7.20am.

The 23-year-old driver was driving alone towards Ayer Molek at the time.

The accident occurred at the Jalan Tun Kudu-Bukit Katil intersection.

Soldier Mohd Rozidi Ibrahim, 38, from Kem Terendak, who was riding the motorcycle behind the bus, suffered a broken right leg and is being treated at the Malacca Hospital.

Twenty of his colleagues, who were following in a truck, allegedly assaulted the driver.

The driver, who is from Muar, suffered injuries to his back and head.

Police have classified the case as rioting but no arrests have so far been made.

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